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Hindi words of the day

विमान

Meaning is airplane

May 13, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

'Vimaan'. ि represents the short 'i' vowel.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ABIB317

Oh okay so, ी and ई are long “ī, ee” sounds


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorDAub1

Is this of Sanskrit origin? What would be the etymology, please?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

Yes, it's borrowed from Sanskrit.
It is sometimes used as a general term for 'vehicle' but usually refers to a flying chariot in the epics. Here's the Wikipedia article with the etymology.

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