Datyuha, Dātyūha: 8 definitions


Datyuha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Dātyūha (दात्यूह)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to “hawk-cuckoo”, “rāhak”, “dāhak”, “ḍāhuka”. This animal is from the group called Pratuda (which peck). Pratuda itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Dātyūha (दात्यूह) refers to the “jacobin” as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Dātyūha is mentioned in a discusses regarding the reaction of certain insects and other living beings on consumption of poisionous food. The after-effect of intake of poison for Dātyūha (jacobin) is defined as: “utkrośanti (cry aloud just at the sight of poisoned food)”.

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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.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Dātyūha (दात्यूह) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “black-necked bird”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.12)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dātyūha (दात्यूह).—

1) The gallinule; दात्यूहैस्तिनिशस्य कोटरवति स्कन्धे निलीय स्थितम् (dātyūhaistiniśasya koṭaravati skandhe nilīya sthitam) Māl.9.7.

2) The Chātaka bird; Bhāg. 3.15.18.

3) A cloud.

4) A water-crow. (Written also dātyauha).

Derivable forms: dātyūhaḥ (दात्यूहः).

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

Dātyūha (दात्यूह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. A gallinule. 2. The Chataka, a sort of cuckoo. 2. A cloud. E. dāti destroying, ūha to plan or arrange, affix aṇ; also dātyauha.

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

Dātyūha (दात्यूह).—[masculine] ī [feminine] a kind of cock or hen.

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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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