Devanagari Numerals
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Devanagari Numerals

The Devanagari numerals are the symbols used to write numbers in the Devanagari script, the predominant script in India. They are used to write decimal numbers, instead of the Western Arabic numerals.

Table

Modern
Devanagari
Western
Arabic
Words for the cardinal number
Sanskrit
(wordstem)
Hindi
? 0 nya () (nya)
? 1 eka () (ek)
? 2 dvi (?) (do)
? 3 tri (?) (t?n)
? 4 catur () (c?r)
? 5 pañca (?) ? (pc)
? 6 ?a? () (chah)
? 7 sapta (?) (s?t)
? 8 aa (?) (h)
? 9 nava () (nau)

Sanskrit is an ancient Indian language. The word "Shunya" for zero was translated into Arabic as "" "sifr", meaning 'nothing' which became the term "zero" in many European languages from Medieval Latin, zephirum.[1]

Variants

Devanagari digits shapes may vary depending on geographical area.[2][3]

? Devanagari Numeral 1 var 1.png
Common
Devanagari Numeral 1 var 2.png
Nepali
1
? Devanagari Numeral 5 var 1.png
"Bombay" Variant
Devanagari Numeral 5 var 2.png
"Calcutta" Variant
5
? Devanagari Numeral 8 var 1.png
"Bombay" Variant
Devanagari Numeral 8 var 2.png
"Calcutta" Variant
8
? Devanagari Numeral 9 var 1.png
Common
Devanagari Numeral 9 var 2.png
Nepali Variant
9

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ "zero - Origin and meaning of zero by Online Etymology Dictionary". www.etymonline.com.
  2. ^ Devanagari for TEX version 2.17, page 21
  3. ^ "Alternate digits in Devanagari". Scriptsource.org. Retrieved 2017.
Sources

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