Ayomukha, Ayas-mukha: 9 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ayomukha (अयोमुख).—A son of Danu;1 followed Vṛtra in his war with Indra;2 took part in the Devāsura war between Bali and Indra.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 30; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 5; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 17; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 4.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 10. 19.
  • 3) Ib. VIII. 10. 19.

1b) Mountain a hill with medicinal herbs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 163. 71.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayomukha (अयोमुख).—a.

-khī f.)

Ayomukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ayas and mukha (मुख).

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

Ayomukha (अयोमुख).—mfn.

(-khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) Tipped or pointed with iron. m.

(-khaḥ) A kind of goblin with an iron face. E. ayas, and mukha a mouth.

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

Ayomukha (अयोमुख).—adj. iron-pointed, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 53, 53. Avāṅmº, i. e.

Ayomukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ayas and mukha (मुख).

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

Ayomukha (अयोमुख).—[adjective] having an iron mouth, beak, or point.

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

1) Ayomukha (अयोमुख):—[=ayo-mukha] [from ayo > ayas] mfn. having an iron mouth, [Atharva-veda xi, 10, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] having an iron beak, [Mahābhārata xii, 12072]

3) [v.s. ...] iron-pointed (as a plough [Manu-smṛti x, 84] or a stake for impaling criminals [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 53, 53])

4) [v.s. ...] m. an arrow, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 55]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa] and, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Harivaṃśa] and, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Ayomukha (अयोमुख):—[ayo-mukha] (khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) a. Tipped or pointed with iron. m. A kind of goblin with an iron face.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ayomukha (अयोमुख):—(ayas + mu)

1) adj. a) mit eisernem Maul versehen [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 11, 10, 3.] mit eisernem Schnabel: ayomukhāni vayāṃsi [Mahābhārata 12, 12072.] — b) mit einer eisernen Spitze versehen: bhūmiṃ bhūmiśayāṃścaiva hanti kāṣṭhamayomukham (der Pflug) [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 10, 84.] ayomukhānāṃ śūlānāmagre caritumicchasi [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 53, 53.] —

2) m. a) Pfeil [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 55.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Dānava [Harivaṃśa 197.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 147.] — c) Name eines Berges [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 41, 19.] [Harivaṃśa 12836.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ayomukha (अयोमुख):——

1) Adj. — a) mit einem eisernen Maul oder Schnabel versehen. — b) mit einer eisernen Spitze versehen.

2) m. — a) Pfeil. — b) Nomen proprium — α) einer Dānava. — β) eines Berges.

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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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