Lexeme – Details – hasta-

Lexeme

Transcription
hasta-
Script
हस्त-
IPA
Meaning
hand; elephant trunk; forearm, cubit
Meaning Note
Forearm as a measure of length
Grammatical Data
m
Note
The meaning of 'forearm' used as a measure of length was about 18 inches and is parallel to a cubit in certain traditions.

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Sources

Source
Buck, C., D. (1949). A dictionary of selected synonyms in the principal Indo–European languages: a contribution to the history of ideas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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Location
238-239
Source
Turner, Ralph L. (1973[1966]). A comparative dictionary of the Indo-aryan languages. 2. impr. London: Oxford U.P.
[Turner (1973)]
Source
A Sanskrit-English Dictionary: Etymologically and Philologically Arranged with Special Reference to Cognate Indo-European languages, Monier Monier-Williams, revised by E. Leumann, C. Cappeller, et al. 1899, Clarendon Press, Oxford
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