Gatayu, Gatāyu: 5 definitions


Gatayu 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gatāyu (गतायु).—One of the six sons of Purūravas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 52.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Gatāyu (गतायु):—The patient who is about to die

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gatāyu (गतायु).—a S gatāyuṣya a (S) Very aged, old. 2 Whose life is lost or gone. Ex. hā ēkaṭā śambhara vīrāṃvara jātō tasmāt ga0 mhaṇāvā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gatāyu (गतायु).—a Very aged. Whose life is gone.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gatāyu (ಗತಾಯು):—

1) [adjective] dying; coming or has come near to one’s death; being in the last stage of one’s life.

2) [adjective] died; expired.

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Gatāyu (ಗತಾಯು):—

1) [noun] one’s spent life.

2) [noun] a very old man or a man in the dying condition.

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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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