Jahu: 8 definitions


Jahu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Jahu (जहु):—Son of Puṣpavān (son of Satyahita). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.7)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jahu (जहु).—A son of Puṣpavat.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 7.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jahu in India is the name of a plant defined with Tamarix ericoides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jahu (जहु).—A young animal; सह मृगजहुना स्नेहानुबद्धहृदय आसीत् (saha mṛgajahunā snehānubaddhahṛdaya āsīt) Bāhg.5.8.11.

Derivable forms: jahuḥ (जहुः).

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

Jahu (जहु).—[masculine] a young animal.

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

1) Jahu (जहु):—m. (= yahu) ifc. a young animal, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 8, 8]

2) Name of a son of Puṣpavat, ix, 22, 7.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jahu 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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