Dru, aka: Drū; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dru (द्रु) or Druma refers to a “tree”, as mentioned in a list of twenty-five synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Dru] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dru (द्रु).—I. 1 P. (dravati, druta; desid. dudrūṣati) 1> To run, flow, run away, retreat, fly (often with acc.); गभस्तिधाराभि- रभिद्रुतानि (gabhastidhārābhi- rabhidrutāni) Bk.1.12; यथा नदीनां बहवोऽम्बुवेगाः समुद्रमेवा- भिमुखं द्रवन्ति (yathā nadīnāṃ bahavo'mbuvegāḥ samudramevā- bhimukhaṃ dravanti) Bg.11.28; रक्षांसि भीतानि दिशो द्रवन्ति (rakṣāṃsi bhītāni diśo dravanti) 36; द्रुतं द्रवत कौरवाः (drutaṃ dravata kauravāḥ) Mb.

2) To rush, attack, assault quickly; रक्षस्पाशान् यशस्काम्यंस्तमस्कल्पानदुद्रवत् (rakṣaspāśān yaśaskāmyaṃstamaskalpānadudravat) Bk.9.95.

3) To become fluid, dissolve, melt, ooze (fig. also); द्रवति च हिम- रश्मावुद्गते चन्द्रकान्तः (dravati ca hima- raśmāvudgate candrakāntaḥ) Māl.1.24,8,12; U.6.12; Pt.4.33; द्रवति हृदयमेतत् (dravati hṛdayametat) Ve.5.21; Śi.9.9; Bk.2.12.

4) To go, move. -Caus. (drāvayati-te)

1) To cause to run away, put to flight.

2) To melt, fuse. -II. 5 P. (druṇoti)

1) To hurt, injure; तं दुद्रावाद्रिणा कपिः (taṃ dudrāvādriṇā kapiḥ) Bk.14.81,85.

2) To go.

3) To repent.

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Dru (द्रु).—m., n. [dravatyūrdhvaṃ dru-bā° -ḍu]

1) Wood.

2) Any instrument made of wood. -m

1) A tree; Ms.7.131.

2) A branch. -f. Motion.

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Drū (द्रू).—5, 9 P. (drūṇo-ṇā-ti)

1) To hurt, injure.

2) To go, move.

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Drū (द्रू).—a. Taking any form at will. -m. Gold.

Derivable forms: drūḥ (द्रूः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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