Dyu: 12 definitions


Dyu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dyu (द्यु).—(dyau) One of the Aṣṭa Vasus (eight Vasus). This Vasu has another name Āpa. (For details see under Aṣṭavasus).

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Dyu (द्यु) refers to a “day”, according to Brahmagupta’s Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta verse 22.41.—Accordingly, “The Ghaṭikā-yantra is a copper vessel of the shape of a hemisphere. At the centre of the bottom is a small perforation so made that the bowl sinks sixty times in a day and night [i.e., dyu-niśa]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dyu.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘cypher’ Note: dyu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dyu (द्यु).—2 P. (dyauti) To advance towards, encounter, attack, assail; गुहाया निरगाद् वाली सिंहो मृगमिव द्युवन् (guhāyā niragād vālī siṃho mṛgamiva dyuvan) Bk. 6.118;14.11.

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Dyu (द्यु).—n.

1) A day.

2) The sky.

3) Brightness.

4) Heaven.

5) Sharpness; cf. अद्यु (adyu) -m. Fire. (dyu is a substitute for div f. before terminations beginning with consonants and in compounds.)

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

Dyu (द्यु).—r. 2nd cl. (dyoti) 1. To advance towards or against, to assail. 2. To advance before or in front of, to approach.

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Dyu (द्यु).—m.

(-dyuḥ) A name of Agni or fire. n. (-dyu) 1. A day. 2. Heaven, sky, æther. 3. Heaven, paradise. E. dyu to go to or towards, affix kvip .

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

Dyu (द्यु).—ii. 2, [Parasmaipada.] To attack.

— Cf. div.

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Dyu (द्यु).—the base of many cases and derivatives of 3. div, and its substitute when former part of a comp. word, e. g. dyu-cara, m. An inhabitant of the heaven, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7497. dyu-jaya, m. Attainment of heaven, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 19, 22.

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

Dyu (द्यु).—([nominative] sgl. dyaus) [masculine] sky, heaven (also [feminine]), the god of heaven; day (also [neuter]); light, fire-flame (only [instrumental] [plural] dyubhis). —dyāvā [masculine] [dual] heaven and earth or day and night. anu dyūn & dyavi dyavi day by day. abhi dyūn in the course of the days, in a long time. upa dyubhis by day & = [preceding]

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Dyu (द्यु).—v. 3 div.

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Dyū (द्यू).—[adjective] gambling; [feminine] play at dice.

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

1) Dyu (द्यु):—[from div] a m. (rarely n.) day ([especially] in [plural] and in such forms as divā), by day (cf. sub voce)

2) [v.s. ...] m. dyavi-dyavi, daily, every day

3) [v.s. ...] anu dyūn, day by day, daily

4) [v.s. ...] dyubhis and upa dyubhis, by day or in the course of days, a long time, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] brightness, sheen, glow (only dyubhis), [Ṛg-veda i, 53, 4; iii, 3, 2 etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] fire ([nominative case] dyus), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) 1. dyu [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] dyauti ([Dhātupāṭha xxiv, 31]; [perfect tense] dudyāva, 3 [plural] dudyuvur) to go against, attack, assail, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

8) 2. dyu for 3. div as inflected stem and in [compound] before consonants.

9) Dyū (द्यू):—mfn. ([from] √2. div) playing or sporting with, delighting in (cf. akṣa-, eka-, kama-, mṛga-)

10) f. game at dice (only dyuvam and dyuve), [Atharva-veda vii, 50, 9; 109, 5] (cf. dīv).

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

1) Dyu (द्यु):—(la) dyoti 2. a. To advance towards or against.

2) (dyuḥ) 2. n. A day; paradise; sky. m. Fire; light.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dyu 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dyu (ದ್ಯು):—

1) [noun] the period of light between sunrise and sunset; a day.

2) [noun] the sky.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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