वृश्चिक

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit वृश्चिक (vṛścika). Doublet of बिच्छू (bicchū), a tadbhava.

NounEdit

वृश्चिक (vŕścikm

  1. scorpion
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Scorpius
  3. (astrology) A Scorpio

DeclensionEdit


SanskritEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the root व्रश्च् (vraśc, to cut). The astrological sense is a translation of Ancient Greek σκορπῐ́ος (skorpíos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

वृश्चिक (vṛ́ścikam

  1. scorpion
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 1.191.16:
      कुषुम्भकस्तदब्रवीद्गिरेः प्रवर्तमानकः।
      वृश्चिकस्यारसं विषमरसं वृश्चिक ते विषम्॥
      kuṣumbhakastadabravīdgireḥ pravartamānakaḥ.
      vṛścikasyārasaṃ viṣamarasaṃ vṛścika te viṣam.
      Forth issuing from the mountain's side the poison-insect spake and said:
      "The scorpion's poison is weak. Scorpion, thy venom is but weak."
  2. (astrology, astronomy) the zodiacal sign Scorpio
  3. centipede
  4. (botany) name of various plants

DeclensionEdit

Masculine a-stem declension of वृश्चिक (vṛ́ścika)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative वृश्चिकः
vṛ́ścikaḥ
वृश्चिकौ
vṛ́ścikau
वृश्चिकाः / वृश्चिकासः¹
vṛ́ścikāḥ / vṛ́ścikāsaḥ¹
Vocative वृश्चिक
vṛ́ścika
वृश्चिकौ
vṛ́ścikau
वृश्चिकाः / वृश्चिकासः¹
vṛ́ścikāḥ / vṛ́ścikāsaḥ¹
Accusative वृश्चिकम्
vṛ́ścikam
वृश्चिकौ
vṛ́ścikau
वृश्चिकान्
vṛ́ścikān
Instrumental वृश्चिकेन
vṛ́ścikena
वृश्चिकाभ्याम्
vṛ́ścikābhyām
वृश्चिकैः / वृश्चिकेभिः¹
vṛ́ścikaiḥ / vṛ́ścikebhiḥ¹
Dative वृश्चिकाय
vṛ́ścikāya
वृश्चिकाभ्याम्
vṛ́ścikābhyām
वृश्चिकेभ्यः
vṛ́ścikebhyaḥ
Ablative वृश्चिकात्
vṛ́ścikāt
वृश्चिकाभ्याम्
vṛ́ścikābhyām
वृश्चिकेभ्यः
vṛ́ścikebhyaḥ
Genitive वृश्चिकस्य
vṛ́ścikasya
वृश्चिकयोः
vṛ́ścikayoḥ
वृश्चिकानाम्
vṛ́ścikānām
Locative वृश्चिके
vṛ́ścike
वृश्चिकयोः
vṛ́ścikayoḥ
वृश्चिकेषु
vṛ́ścikeṣu
Notes
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