Jarayu, Jarāyu: 15 definitions

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Jarayu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jarayu [जरायु] in the Nepali language is the name of a plant identified with Ammannia auriculata Willd. from the Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle) family having the following synonyms: Ammannia aegyptiaca, Ammannia latifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of jarayu, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jarāyu (जरायु).—An attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 43, Stanza 19).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Jarāyu (जरायु) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.19). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Jarāyu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Jarāyu (जरायु) is found once in the Atharvaveda in the sense of a ‘serpent’s skin’. Usually it denotes the outer covering (chorion) of the embryo, as opposed to the ulva, the inner covering (amnion).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jarāyu (जरायु).—n S The secundines or after-birth.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jarāyu (जरायु).—n. [jarāmeti i-ñuṇ]

1) The slough or cast-off skin of a serpent.

2) The outer skin of the embryo.

3) After-birth.

4) Secundines.

5) The uterus, womb.

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

Jarāyu (जरायु).—m.

(-yuḥ) The womb, the uterus. E. jarā infirmity, iṇ to obtain, Unadi affix ñuṇ, also with a final sa, jarāyus m. (-yuḥ.)

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

Jarāyu (जरायु).—i. e. jarā + yu, n. m. f. The after-birth, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 31, 4.

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

Jarāyu (जरायु).—[neuter] the cast-off skin of a serpent; (also [feminine]) the chorion or outer skin of the embryo, after-birth, secundines.

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

1) Jarayu (जरयु):—[from jara] mfn. ‘becoming old’ See a-.

2) Jarāyu (जरायु):—[from jara] a mfn. withering, dying away (?), [Ṛg-veda x, 106, 6]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the cast-off skin of a serpent, γῆρας pas, [Atharva-veda i, 27, 1]

4) [v.s. ...] a perishable covering, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xvii, 5]

5) [v.s. ...] n. (also mf., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the outer skin of the embryo (opposed to ulba), after-birth, [Ṛg-veda v, 78, 8; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. (indrāṇyā ulba-jarāyuṇī, ‘amnion and chorion of Indrāṇī’, Name of two Sāmans)

6) [v.s. ...] m. froth originating from submarine fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] = jaṭāyu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] f. Name of one of the mothers attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2637]

9) [v.s. ...] cf. jyotir-nir-.

10) b yuka See [column] 1.

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

Jarāyu (जरायु):—(yuḥ) 2. m. The womb.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jarayu 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jarāyu (जरायु):—(nm) placenta; ~[ja] placental.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jarāyu (ಜರಾಯು):—

1) [noun] the outermost of the two membranes that completely envelop a foetus; chorion.

2) [noun] a hollow, muscular organ of female mammals in which the ovum is deposited and the embryo and foetus are developed; the uterus; the womb.

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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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