Mitrayu, Mitrāyu: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Mitrāyu (मित्रायु):—Son of Divodāsa (the male counterpart of the twin children of Mudgala). He had four sons named Cyavana, Sudāsa, Sahadeva and Somaka. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.34, 9.22.1)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Mitrāyu (मित्रायु).—A Vāsiṣṭha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 64.
1b) A son of Divodāsa and a Brahmiṣṭha; after him Maitreyas belonging to the side of Bhārgavas. Father of Cyavana.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 206; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 69-70.
1c) A pupil of Romaharṣaṇa.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 17.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) Winning friends.
-yuḥ A friend.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mitrayu (मित्रयु).—mfn. (-yuḥ-yuḥ-yu) Attractive, winning or acquiring friends. m.
(-yuḥ) 1. A rememberer or retainer of traditions, a person acquainted with popular and unrecorded customs. 2. A friend. E. mitra a friend. yā to obtain, aff. ku.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mitrāyu (मित्रायु).—[adjective] seeking friendship.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mitrayu (मित्रयु):—[from mitra] mfn. ([from] [preceding]) friendly-minded, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] winning or acquiring friends, attractive, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] possessing worldly prudence, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 38 [Scholiast or Commentator]]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a friend, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a teacher, [Purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Divo-dāsa, [Harivaṃśa]
7) [v.s. ...] [plural] (said to be also, [plural] [from] maitreya) the descendants of Mitrayu, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Pravara texts]
8) Mitrāyu (मित्रायु):—[from mitra] mfn. ([from] [preceding]) desiring a friend, seeking friendship, [Ṛg-veda]
9) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a preceptor, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa, [Introduction]]
10) [v.s. ...] of a son of Divo-dāsa, [Purāṇa] ([varia lectio] mitreyu).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mitrayu (मित्रयु):—[(yuḥ-yuḥ-yu) a.] Attractive. m. A friend; a friend of traditions.
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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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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Form of the Purāṇas < [Preface]
Chapter VI - Division of the Sama-veda < [Book III]
Chapter XIX - Dynasty of Puru < [Book IV]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)