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Toponymy of Delhi

There are a number of myths and legends associated with the origin of the Delhi name. One of them is derived from Dhillu or Dilu, a king who built a city in this city in 50 BC and named after him. Another legend says that the name of the city is based on the word Hindi / Prakrit dhili (loose) and has been used by Tomaras to refer to the city because the iron column of Delhi had a weak base and had to be transferred. Coins circulating in the region under the Tomaras were called dehliwal. According to the Bhavishya Purana, the king of Indraprastha Prithiviraja built a new fortress in the modern area of ​​Purana Qila for the convenience of all four boxes in his kingdom. He ordered the construction of a gate to the fort and later called the strong dehali. Some historians believe that the name is derived from Dilli, a corruption of the words dehleez Indonesian or dehali, both words meaning “boundary” or “gateway” and symbol of the city as a gateway to the Ganges plain. Another theory suggests that the original name of the city was Dhillika.

The people of Delhi are Delhiites or called Dilliwalas. The city is mentioned in several languages ​​of Indo-Aryan languages ​​in the north. Examples include:

Door Abhi Dilli you have or your Persian version, Hanouz Dehli ast sisudo, which literally means Delhi is still far, which is generically called a task or even a journey away from completion.
Dilli ka dilwalon Shehr or Dilli ki meaning Dilwalon Delhi belongs to the great heart / daring.
Barse Aas-paas, Dilli tarse breads, literally means pour all over, while Delhi is tarnished. An allusion to the sometimes semi-arid climate of Delhi, idiomatically refers to situations of deprivation when one is surrounded by a lot of things.