Andriod in Sanskrit

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shanu05
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Andriod in Sanskrit

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Hi, yesterday I got a chance to watch Alien covenant movie. The android David fascinated me. I was wondering if I have to construct a Sanskrit equivalent of Android what would that it be? and ultimately what would be the PIE term ?

Since Android comes from Anar (man) + oid (appearance/likeness), then in Sanskrit Nara (man) + vat (appearance) so the final word Naravat?

Anthony Appleyard
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Re: Andriod in Sanskrit

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The suffix "-oid" came from Greek -ο-ϝειδης from root "wid-" = "see", "appear".

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