Janyu: 6 definitions



Janyu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Janyu (जन्यु).—[jan-yuc bā° na anādeśaḥ]

1) Birth.

2) A creature, living being.

3) Fire.

4) The creator or Brahmā; जन्युः पतिस्तन्वं (janyuḥ patistanvaṃ) 1 मा विविश्याः (mā viviśyāḥ) Rv.1.1.3.

Derivable forms: janyuḥ (जन्युः).

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

Janyu (जन्यु).—m.

(-nyuḥ) 1. An animal, an existent. and sentient being. 2. A name of Bramha. 3. Fire or Agni. E. jan to be born, &c. Unadi affix yuc.

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

1) Janyu (जन्यु):—[from janīya] m. birth (?), [Harivaṃśa 7092] ([varia lectio])

2) [v.s. ...] a creature, [Uṇādi-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Brahmā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for jahnu q.v.

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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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