Edu: 3 definitions



Edu 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Edu (“palm leaf manuscript”) refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. The other miscellaneous articles found as attributes in the hands of the deities are, for example, Edu.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Edu (the leaf of a cadjan grandha or book) refers to a type of “privilege” applied to certain divisions of the Nambutiris. Edu refers to the right of studying and teaching the Vedas and Sastras. The Nambutiri people form the socio-spiritual aristocracy of Malabar, and, as the traditional landlords of Parasu Rama’s land, they are everywhere held in great reverence.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Eḍu (ಎಡು):—[noun] any of various relatively large rodents having stiff sharp erectile bristles mingled with the hair and constituting a terrestrial family (Hystricidae) and a arboreal family (Erethizontidae); porcupine.

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Edu (ಎದು):—[pronoun] what one (or ones) of the number of things or events mentioned or implied?.

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Ēḍu (ಏಡು):—[noun] time; duration of time.

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Ēḍu (ಏಡು):—[noun] a he-goat.

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Ēdu (ಏದು):—[verb] to breathe quickly, spasmodically or in a laboured manner; to pant.

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Ēdu (ಏದು):—

1) [noun] any of various relatively large rodents of Hystricidae family, having stiff sharp erectile bristles mingled with the hair; a porcupine.

2) [noun] ಏದಿನ ಮುಳ್ಳು [edina mullu] ēdina muḷḷu = ಏದುಮುಳ್ಳು [edumullu]; 2) (dial.) (fig.) a person who causes others fight mutually.

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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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