Geru, aka: Gērū, Gerū; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Geru 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

[Geru in Purana glossaries]

Geru (गेरु).—A mineral obtained from mountains. (Śloka 95, Chapter 158, Vana Parva).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Geru in Marathi glossaries]

gērū (गेरू).—f (gairika S) A red chalk or ochre. 2 The brickdust of writing-boards. 3 The red solution (of whatever substance) used by carpenters in marking.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gērū (गेरू).—f A red chalk or ochre. The red solution (of whatever substance) used by carpenters in making.

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