Bu, Bū: 4 definitions

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Bu means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bu.—d8hāleṅkā (IE 8-3), Od8iyā; same as Mahāpādamūlika, ‘chief attendant.’ Note: bu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Bu.—d8ī, Bengali name for a unit equal to 5 gaṇḍās; cf. voḍī, voḍrī, kapardaka-voḍī; also kākinī. Note: bu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bū (बू).—m (Usually bāū) A word used to frighten children; corresponding with hobgoblin, boggle, bogie &c. 2 In nursery language. Milk. 3 Arrogant or empty show; vain display or pretence. bū bāhēra paḍaṇēṃ, bū dākhaviṇēṃ &c. are used as the similar phrases under pōma. bū dākhaviṇēṃ is further To intimidate or menace; to exhibit some or phantom to terrify and deter: also to display some hollow appearance of a good thing. In this sense is from a little story about a cat, and lōṇyācā gōḷā & kāpasācā bū.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bū (बू):—(nf) a disagreeable smell/odour, foul smell; -[ānā] to stink, to smell, to give a foul smell; to suspect (presence of); -[na jānā] (as [navābī kī ] 0) not to get rid of, to continue to entertain feelings of.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Bū (बू) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Brū.

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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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