Dru, Drū: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dru (द्रु).—r. 1st cl. (dravati) 1. To go, to move, to run. 2. To drop. 3. To distil or ooze. r. 5th cl. (drunute-drunoti) To hurt, to injure, to wound or kill. With anu prefixed, To pursue, to follow. With ami, To swim, to float, to descend. With āṅ, To flee. With upa, To oppress, to destroy. With pra, To fly, to retreat, to run away. With vi, 1. To smite, to kill. 2. To flee, to run away. With sam and āṅ To run together. With sam and upa, 1. To flee. 2. To meet. bhvā0 pa0 saka0 aniṭ . anutāpe svā0 para0 saka0 aniṭ .

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Dru (द्रु).—m. (druḥ) A tree. f. (druḥ) Going, motion. E. dru to go (up), to grow, affix ḍu .

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Drū (द्रू).—r. 9th cl. (ña) drūñ (drūṇoti, draṇute, drūṇāti, drūṇīte) 1. To go, to move. 2. To hurt, to injure, to wound or kill. svā0 kyrā0 u0 saka0 seṭ .

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Drū (द्रू).—m. (drūḥ) Gold. E. dru to go, kvip affix, and the vowel made long.

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

Dru (द्रु).—1. dravati (te), [participle] druta (q.v.) run, hasten, flee; become fluid, melt (l.&[feminine]). [Causative] drāvayate), [participle] druta (q.v.) run, hasten, flee; become fluid, melt (l.&[feminine]). [Causative] drāvayati (te).

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Dru (द्रु).—2. [masculine] [neuter] wood or any wooden implement, as a cup or an oar, a wooden handle, etc.

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Drū (द्रू).—drūṇāti hurl.

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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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