Etymology: “Entrepreneur” is a loanword from French:

  • Entreprende” (a verb in French) means “to undertake
  • In Sanskrit, “Antha Prerna” (which sounds close to entrepreneur) means “Self motivated

Thus, we can deduct that in ancient times when a person is called as “an entrepreneur”, that person is perceived “as a someone who undertakes some responsibility and pursues a goal with self motivation”. Originally, the word does not necessarily reflects a merchant.

जबकि संकृत में तो आपको “अंत प्रेरणा” शब्द को और भी गहरे से समझा जा सकता है| अगर आप “अंत प्रेरणा” और Entreprende को बार बार बोलेंगे तो ऐसा आभास होगा जैसे यह शब्द एक ही हो|

In sankrit we can still go in depth to understand “Antha Prerna” better. Also if we speak it again and again, would notice that “Antha Prerna” and “Entreprende” may also sound similar.