सिफ़र

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Persian صفر(sefr), from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, zero; empty, void), itself a calque of Sanskrit शून्य (śūnya).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /sɪ.pʰəɾ/, [s̪ɪ.pʰəɾ], /sɪ.fəɾ/, [s̪ɪ.fəɾ]

NumeralEdit

सिफ़र (sifarm (Urdu spelling صفر‎)

  1. (uncommon) zero
    Synonym: (more common) शून्य (śūnya)

ReferencesEdit

  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Tiwari, Bhola Nath, “सिफ़र”, in A Practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House, 1970
  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “sifr”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press