श्वाविध्

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Learned borrowing from Sanskrit श्वाविध् (śvāvídh). Doublet of साही (sāhī).

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  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ʃʋɑː.ʋɪd̪ʱ/, [ʃʋäː.ʋɪd̪ʱ]

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श्वाविध् (śvāvidhm

  1. (rare) porcupine
    Synonyms: सेधा (sedhā), साही (sāhī), सेही (sehī)

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From Proto-Indo-Aryan *śwaHwídʰ-, from *śwá (dog) + *Hwídʰ- (piercing, perforating, wounding), from the zero grades of Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (dog) and *h₁weydʰh₁- respectively. Literally "dog-piercer". See also व्यध् (vyadh, to pierce, hurt, root). The constituent components are श्वन् (śvan, dog) +‎ व्यध् (vyadh, to pierce).

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श्वाविध् (śvāvídh) stemm

  1. a porcupine
    • c. 1200 BCE – 1000 BCE, Atharvaveda 5.13.9:
      कर्णा श्वावित्तदब्रवीद्गिरेरवचरन्तिका ।
      याः काश्चेमाः खनित्रिमास्तासामरसतमं विषम् ॥
      karṇā śvāvittadabravīdgireravacarantikā .
      yāḥ kāścemāḥ khanitrimāstāsāmarasatamaṃ viṣam .
      Dwelling beside the mountain's slope, the quick-eared porcupine exclaimed:
      The poison which is in all these she-snakes homed in earth is most powerless.

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