𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂 (amhe)

  1. Brahmi script form of amhe (we, us), which is nominative/accusative plural of 𑀅𑀳𑀁 (ahaṃ)

PrakritEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sanskrit अस्मे (asmé, locative of वयम् (vayám, we)). First attested in Middle Indo-Aryan as Ashokan Prakrit 𑀅𑀨𑁂 (aphe). Cognate with Magadhi Prakrit 𑀅𑀲𑁆𑀫𑁂 (asme), Pali amhe.

PronounEdit

𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂 (amhe) (Devanagari अम्हे, Kannada ಅಮ್ಹೇ) (Maharastri, Sauraseni)

  1. we
    Synonym: (Jain Maharastri) 𑀯𑀬𑀁 (vayaṃ)

DeclensionEdit

Maharastri declension of 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂
Singular Plural
Nominative 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂 (amhe)
Accusative 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂 (amhe)
Instrumental 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂𑀳𑀺𑀁 (amhehiṃ)
Dative
Ablative 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂𑀳𑀺𑀁𑀢𑁄 (amhehiṃto)
Genitive 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑀸𑀡𑀁 (amhāṇaṃ)
Locative 𑀅𑀫𑁆𑀳𑁂𑀲𑀼 (amhesu)
Vocative
Note: Many of these forms may be unattested.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • E.B. Cowell (1868) The Prákṛit Prakáśa[1], London: Trübner & Co., page 155
  • Pischel, Richard; Jha, Subhadra (contributor) (1957) Comparative Grammar of the Prakrit Languages, Varanasi: Motilal Banarasidass, page 299.
  • Woolner, Alfred Cooper, An Introduction to Prakrit‎, Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1917, page 39.
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “amhē”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press, page 43