Dridhayu, Dṛḍhāyu: 7 definitions


Dridhayu 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.

The Sanskrit term Dṛḍhāyu can be transliterated into English as Drdhayu or Dridhayu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dridhayu in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु).—Son born to King Purūravas by Urvaśī. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 75, Verse 25).

2) Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु).—A King who lived in North India during the time of the great war. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 23).

3) Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु).—A brahmarṣi of South India. He is known as Dṛḍhavya and Dṛḍhavrata also (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 40).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु).—A Brahmiṣṭha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 119.

1b) A son of Purūravas and Urvaśi.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 24. 33.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.22) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dṛḍhāyu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु).—[masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Dṛḍhāyu (दृढायु):—[from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘firm-lived’, Name of the son of Purū-ravas and Urvaśī, [Mahābhārata i]

2) [v.s. ...] of a prince, [ib. v]

3) [v.s. ...] of one of the 7 sages of the south, [ib. xiii]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of the 3rd Manu Sāvarṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dridhayu 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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