Khelu, Khēḷū, Khelū: 2 definitions


Khelu 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.

The Sanskrit term Khēḷū can be transliterated into English as Khelu or Kheliu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

khēḷū (खेळू).—m Play. A show. A plaything. Tricks. khēḷa māṇḍaṇēṃ To set on foot some plot.

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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-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Khelu (खेलु).—m. or f., a high number: Gaṇḍavyūha 133.21; cited Mahāvyutpatti 7891 as śvelu (n. °uḥ), q.v.; note that the variant svela, m., occurs with the same Tibetan rendering, and that khelu would be an easy graphic corruption for *svelu (which could also easily be corrupted to śvelu). But compare also prec., and rolā.

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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. 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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