Dure, Dūre: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dure [दुरे] in the Nepali language is the name of a plant identified with Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Asclepias daemia, Daemia extensa, Cynanchum extensum. For the possible medicinal usage of dure, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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 dictionary

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

1) Dūre (दूरे):—[from dūra] a ind. ([Pāṇini 2-3, 36; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) in a distant place, far, far away, [Ṛg-veda i, 24, 9; iv, 4, 3] (opp. anti) etc., [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Triśikhi-brāhmaṇa-upaniṣad 5] (opp. antike), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [from dūra] -√kṛ to discard, [Amaru-śataka 67]

3) [v.s. ...] -√bhū to be far away or gone off, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

4) [v.s. ...] -√gam to be far away or gone off, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

5) [v.s. ...] tiṣṭhatu, let it be far id est. let it be unmentioned, never mind, [Kathāsaritsāgara vi, 37.]

6) [from dūra] b [locative case] of dūra (q.v.) in [compound]

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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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