Andhu, Amdhu: 12 definitions

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Andhu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Andhu (अन्धु) refers to a “well” and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 6.107 and 21.61.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Andhu (अन्धु).—[fr. am Uṇādi-sūtra 1.27]

1) A well; आपीनोऽन्धुः (āpīno'ndhuḥ) P.VI.1.28; Sk. cf. also 'मन्यमानः (manyamānaḥ) ...... बन्धूनन्धूनिवासौ (bandhūnandhūnivāsau) ...' चोलचम्पूकाव्य (colacampūkāvya) P.9, Verse 13.

2) The male organ of generation; वाक्पाणिपादपाय्वन्धुसंज्ञान्याहुर्मनीषिणः (vākpāṇipādapāyvandhusaṃjñānyāhurmanīṣiṇaḥ).

Derivable forms: andhuḥ (अन्धुः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhu (अन्धु).—m.

(-ndhuḥ) A Well. E. ama to go, and tuk Unadi affix; dha is substituted for ta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhu (अन्धु).—[masculine] a well.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhu (अन्धु):—m. a well, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhu (अन्धु):—m.

(-ndhuḥ) A well. Also andhū. E. am, uṇ. aff. ku and ādesā dhuk, or andh, uṇ. aff. u; see the Preface.

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Andhū (अन्धू):—f.

(-ndhūḥ) I. A kind of a tie. E. and, uṇ. aff. ū. See the Preface. Ii. A well. E. andh, uṇ. aff. ū.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhu (अन्धु):—(ndhuḥ) m. A well.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Andhu (अन्धु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃdhu.

[Sanskrit to German]

Andhu in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Aṃdhu (अंधु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Andhu.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃdhu (ಅಂಧು):—[noun] a place where the earth is dug and the underground water is drawn or pumped up; a well.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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