Adhovayu, aka: Adhas-vayu, Adhōvāyu, Adhovāyu; 4 Definition(s)


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Marathi-English dictionary

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adhōvāyu (अधोवायु).—m (S) The air stationed in the fundament. One of the five vital airs. 2 Ventris crepitus.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhōvāyu (अधोवायु).—m Ventris crepitus.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Adhovāyu (अधोवायु).—[adhogāmī vāyuḥ śāka. ta.] breaking wind, flatulency.

Derivable forms: adhovāyuḥ (अधोवायुः).

Adhovāyu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhas and vāyu (वायु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhovāyu (अधोवायु).—m.

(-yuḥ) The vital air that passes downwards. E. adhas, and vāyu air.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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