svid स्विद्

Definition: ind. (prob. fr. 5. su-+ id-; see kuvid-) a particle of interrogation or inquiry or doubt, often translatable by"do you think?""perhaps","pray","indeed","any"(especially used after the interrogative ka-and its derivatives exempli gratia, 'for example' kaḥ svid eṣām brāhmaṇānām anucāna-tamaḥ-,"pray who [or"who do you think"] is the most learned of these brahman-s?" ;but also without another interrogative exempli gratia, 'for example' tvaṃ svin no yājñavalkya brakmiṣṭho 'si-,"do you think yājñavalkya-, you are the greatest Brahman among us?" ;also used after uta-, api-, āho-,and utāho-,and disjunctively in the first or second or both parts of a double interrogation, thus: kiṃnu-svid-; kiṃsvid-svid-; svid-svid-; svid-utāho-; nu-svid-; svid-nu-; svid-uta-; svid--; svid-kimu-; svid-kim-nukim-;sometimes making a preceding interrogative indefinite exempli gratia, 'for example' kv/a svid-,"anywhere"; k/aḥ svid-,"whoever","any one";similarly with yad- exempli gratia, 'for example' yad svid dīyate-,"whatever is given" ;sometimes apparently a mere expletive)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: S3Br., ib., MaitrS., RV.,
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