Place Name DELHI

TYPE: Settlement
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DEL-ee  [details]

Meaning & History

From Sanskrit दिल्ली (Dilli), possibly from देहली (dehali) meaning "threshold", or possibly from the name of a 1st-century BC king. This is the name of a large city in northern India, which includes the district of New Delhi, the Indian capital.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Dilli (Hindi), Dilli (Sanskrit)
Entry updated December 8, 2017