Daru, Dāru: 19 definitions
Daru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
1) Dāru (दारु) is another name for Devadāru, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Cedrus deodara (Himalayan cedar), from the Pinaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.28), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.
2) Dāru can also represent a synonym for Dārvī, which is the Sanskrit name for Berberis aristata (Indian barberry).Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Dāru (दारु) is another name for “Devadāru” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning dāru] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images
Dāru (दारु) or Dārubera refers to “icons made with wood”, as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The Vaiṣṇava Āgamas prescribe different materials for different types of icons installed in the temple. [...] Marīci and Bhṛgu state that the dhruva icons of Viṣṇu are made of processed earth (mṛd) with brick (iṣṭakā), wood (dāru), stone (śilā) and metal (loha) every succeeding one being superior to the one preceding in sequential order.
The deteriorated wooden icons [i.e., dāru-bera] must be burnt and mixed in the water of sea, river, etc., thus insists the Vaiṣṇava Āgamas.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Dāru (दारु, ‘wood’) is frequently mentioned in the Rigveda and later, denoting amongst other things the pole of a chariot, logs as fuel, the wooden parts of a car, possibly wooden stocks, and so forth.
India history and geogprahySource: Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara
Daru or Devadaru is the name of a tree mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D).—Daru refers to the “timber-tree” and its forests are mentioned.
Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees (e.g., Daru), creepers medicinal and flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Travel through the thick, high, impregnable and extensive Vindhya forest is a typical feature of many travel-stories. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Daru, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
dāru : (nt.) wood; timber; fire-wood.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Dāru, (nt.) (Sk. dāru, *dereǔo (oak) tree; cp. Av. dāuru (wood) Gr. dόru (spear), drus (oak); Lat. larix (fr. *dārix)=larch; Oir. daur (oak); Goth. triu, Ags. treo= tree. Also Sk. dāruṇa, Lat. dūrus (hard) etc., Oir. dru strong. See also dabba2, dabbī & duma) wood, piece of wood; pl. woodwork, sticks A.I, 112; It.71; Dh.80; J.II, 102; III, 54; VI, 366; DhA.I, 393; PvA.76 (candana°), 141.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dārū (दारू).—f ( P) Spirituous or vinous liquor. 2 Gunpowder. dārū ṭhāsaṇēṃ To swill or swig strong drink. dārū pikaviṇēṃ To distil spirit.
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darū (दरू).—f R (dūrvā S) A grass sacred to gaṇapati, Agrostis linearis.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dāru (दारु).—f Spirituous, or vinous liquor. Gunpowder.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dāru (दारु).—a. [dīryate dṝ-uṇ]
1) Tearing, rending.
-ruḥ 1 A liberal or munificent man.
2) A donor.
3) An artist.
-ru n. (said to be m. also)
1) Wood, a piece of wood, timber.
2) A block.
3) A lever.
4) A bolt.
5) The pine or Devadāru tree.
7) Brass.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Dāru (दारु).—m. (always nt., according to Dictt., in Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit, except for one Sanskrit acc. sg. dārum), tree: dāruḥ Lalitavistara 188.14 (verse), end of line, all mss. according to Lefm. (Calcutta (see LV.) dāru).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dāru (दारु).—mfn. (-ruḥ-rvī-ru) 1. Liberal, munificent, a giver, a donor. 2. An artist. 3. Tearing, rending, a tearer. mn. (-ruḥ-ru) Wood, timber. n. (-ru) 1. A sort of pine, (Pinus devadaru.) 2. Brass. E. dṝ to tear or split, Unadi affix uṇ, or dā to give, ru Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dāru (दारु).—i. e. dṛ10 + vant = van = u, n. 1. Wood, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 100. 2. A species of pine, Pinus deodora Roxb., [Suśruta] 1, 161, 10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dāru (दारु).—1. [adjective] breaking.
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Dāru (दारु).—2. [neuter] a piece of wood, wood i.[grammar]; [adverb] vat† like a piece of wood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dāru (दारु):—[from dā] 1. dāru mfn. liberal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. [Pāṇini 3-2, 159])
2) [v.s. ...] m. See 2. dāru.
3) [from dāra] 2. dāru mfn. breaking, splitting (Indra), [Ṛg-veda vii, 6, 1]
4) [v.s. ...] m. an artist, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) 3. dāru m. n. ([gana] ardharcādi) a piece of wood, wood, timber, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (usually n., m. only, [Harivaṃśa 15522])
6) n. Pinus Devadāru, [Suśruta]
7) ore, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [connected with 4. dru and taru; cf. also [Zend] dauru; [Greek] δόρυ, δρῦς; [Gothic] triu; [German] trewo; [English] tree].
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Dāru (दारु):—1. Adj. zerbrechend.
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Dāru (दारु):—2. n. —
1) Holzscheit , Holzstück , Pflock. Einmal Acc. dā + rum. —
2) Pinus Deodora. —
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Dāru (दारु):—3. —
1) Adj. freigebig. —
2) m. Künstler , Handwerker.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+84): Bodhidharma, Darubaja, Darubhanda, Darubhandaka Mahatissa, Darubhandha, Darubhatika Tissa, Darubrahma, Darubrahmarasa, Daruca Dalla, Darucem Phula, Daruciriya, Daruciti, Darudaha, Darudbhava, Darudhitalika, Darugaha, Darugandha, Darugarbha, Darughatika, Darugola.
Ends with (+48): Adhodaru, Alladaru, Amaradaru, Asnigdhadaru, Bagadaru, Bhaddaru, Bhadradaru, Bhavadaru, Biranyaci Daru, Brahmadaru, Carudaru, Chinadaru, Cinadaru, Devadaru, Didaru, Durdaru, Dvaradaru, Gandhadaru, Grihadaru, Gudadaru.
Full-text (+213): Devadaru, Darumaya, Darupita, Darvaghata, Mastadaru, Indradaru, Darava, Daruja, Darukadali, Daruharidra, Darunisha, Darusita, Darupatra, Daruvaha, Darugarbha, Mahadaru, Gudadaru, Bhadradaru, Brahmadaru, Saradaru.
Search found 31 books and stories containing Daru, Dāru, Dārū, Darū; (plurals include: Darus, Dārus, Dārūs, Darūs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.159 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.1.158 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.1.160 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 30 - The Glory of Dāru Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 36 - The Glory of Dāruka Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 21 - Gotras, Pravaras etc. of the Residents of Dharmāraṇya < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XI - Treatment of Shleshma Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XXXIV - Treatment of an attack by Shita-putana < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter XXXII - Treatment of an attack by Putana-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (144): Sarva-jvara-hara lauham < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 8 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (7): Sadyo-mrityunjaya rasa < [Chapter VII - Enlargement of spleen (plihodara) and liver (yakridudara)]