Dur: 6 definitions



Dur means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Dur (दुर्) is used several times in the Rigveda to denote ‘door’, both literally and metaphorically.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dur (दुर्).—ind (S) A depreciative particle and prefix, implying Inferiority, badness, grievousness, difficulty &c.; of the power of the English prefixes, dis, in, un. Examples follow in order. It will appear written dur, duṣ, duḥ &c. according to the laws of euphony.

context information

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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dur (दुर्).—ind. (A prefix substituted for dus before words beginning with vowels or soft consonants in the sense of 'bad'. 'hard' or 'difficult to do a certain thing'; for compounds with dus as first member see dus s. v.).

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

Dur (दुर्).—ind. A depreciative particle, implying, 1. Pain, trouble, (bad, difficult, ill.) 2. Inferiority, (bad, vile, contemptible.) 3. Prohibition, (away, hold, forbear.) It corresponds in general to the English prefixes, in. un, &c. as in infamous, unbearable, and the like. E. do to cut or divide, ḍura affix. In composition, the final ra is changed to visarga, and this to a sibilant optionally before the two first consonants of each class and the sibilants, as duḥkara, duṣkara; and duḥsaha, dussaha; or to ra again before any other consonant or vowel, as durga, duratikrama, &c. q. v.

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

Dur (दुर्).—1. [feminine] door (only duras & duras).

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Dur (दुर्).—2. (°—) = dus.

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

1) Dur (दुर्):—1. dur f. (only duras [accusative] [nominative case], and duras. [plural]) = dvār, a door (cf. 2. dura).

2) 2. dur in [compound] for dus (p.488), denoting ‘bad’ or ‘difficult’ etc.

3) duriṣṭha, (superl.) very bad or difficult or wicked

4) n. great crime or wickedness, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Dūr (दूर्):—Name of the Prāṇa or vital breath regarded as a deity, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

context information

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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