Lu, Lū: 6 definitions



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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Lu (लु).—Elision of an affix or its part in the process of the formation of a word as prescribed by the specific mention of the words लुक्, श्लु (luk, ślu) and लुप् (lup) which have the syllable लु (lu) as common. The specific feature of the elision by the use of these letters is the prohibition of any such operation for the preceding base as is conditioned by the elided affix; cf. प्रत्ययलोपे प्रत्ययलक्षणम् (pratyayalope pratyayalakṣaṇam) | न लुमताङ्गस्य (na lumatāṅgasya) P.I.1.62,63.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lū (लू).—9 U. (lunāti, lunīte, lūna; caus. lāvayati-te; desid. lulūṣati-te)

1) To cut, lop, clip, sever, divide, pluck, reap, gather (flowers &c.); शरासनज्यामलुनाद् बिडौजसः (śarāsanajyāmalunād biḍaujasaḥ) R.3. 59;7.5;12.43; पुरीमवस्कन्द लुनीहि नन्दनम् (purīmavaskanda lunīhi nandanam) Śi.1.51; क्रीडन्ति काकैरिव लूनपक्षैः (krīḍanti kākairiva lūnapakṣaiḥ) Pt.1.187; Ku.3.61; Bk.9.8.

2) To cut off, destroy completely, annihilate; लोकान- लावीद्विजितांश्च तस्य (lokāna- lāvīdvijitāṃśca tasya) Bk.2.53. -With आ (ā) to pluck (gently); तेनामरवधूहस्तैः सदयालूनपल्लवाः (tenāmaravadhūhastaiḥ sadayālūnapallavāḥ) Ku.2.41. -विप्र (vipra) to cut, lop or pluck off; किसलयमिव मुग्धं बन्धनाद्विप्रलूनम् (kisalayamiva mugdhaṃ bandhanādvipralūnam) U.3.5.

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

Lu (लु).—m.

(-luḥ) Cutting, lopping, shearing, reaping, &c. E. to cut, aff. kvip, and the vowel made short.

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Lū (लू).—r. 6th cl. (lunāti lunīte) 1. To cut. 2. To sever. With ā, To pluck.

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

Lū (लू).—ii. 9, lunā, lunī, [Parasmaipada.] [Ātmanepada.] 1. To cut, to clip, Mahābhārata 3, 15644. 2. To destroy, [Śiśupālavadha] 1, 51. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. lūna. 1. Cut, clipped, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 201; cut off. 2. Wounded, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 77. 3. Injured by biting, [Hitopadeśa] 58, 3.

— With the prep. vipra vi-pra, vipralūna, Severed, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 53, 15.

— Cf. [Latin] lucrum, solvo; akin are also [Gothic.] fra-liusan; [Anglo-Saxon.] leosan, lysan, leás, los.

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

Lū (लू).—lunoti & lunāti lunīte [participle] lūna (q.v.) cut, sever, mow, pluck, hew down, tear asunder, pierce, destroy.

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

1) Lū (लू):—1. [class] 9. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxxi, 13]) lunāti, lunīte ([Vedic or Veda] also lunoti [perfect tense] lulāva, [Kathāsaritsāgara]; 2. sg. lulavitha, [Pāṇini 6-1, 196 [Scholiast or Commentator]]; 2. [plural] luluvidhve or viḍhve, [ib. viii, 3, 79 [Scholiast or Commentator]]; [Aorist] alāvīt, alaviṣṭa [grammar]; [future] lavitā, laviṣyati, te, [ib.]; [infinitive mood] lavitum, [ib.]; [indeclinable participle] lūtvā, [ib.]; -lāvam, [Kāvya literature]),

—to cut, sever, divide, pluck, reap, gather, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.;

—to cut off, destroy, annihilate, [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī] :—[Passive voice] lūyate ([Aorist] alāvi), to be cut [grammar]:—[Causal] lāvayati ([Aorist] alīlavat, vata), to cause to cut [grammar]:—[Desiderative] of [Causal] lilāvayiṣati, [ib.] :—[Desiderative] lulūṣati, te, [ib.] :—[Intensive] lauluyate, loloti, [ib.] :—[Desiderative] of [Intensive] lolūyiṣate ([indeclinable participle] yam), [ib.]

2) cf. [Greek] λύω; [Latin] so-luo, solvo; [Gothic] fra-liusan; [German] vir-lisosan, ver-lieren; [Anglo-Saxon] for-leósan; [English] lose.

3) 2. mfn. cutting, dividing etc., [Pāṇini 6-4, 83 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. eka-lū).

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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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