Nirdhu, Nirdhū: 4 definitions


Nirdhu 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

Nirdhū (निर्धू).—5, 9 U.

1) To shake or throw off, remove, dispel, expel, destroy; निर्धूतोऽधरशोणिमा (nirdhūto'dharaśoṇimā) Gītagovinda 12; ज्ञाननिर्धूतकल्मषाः (jñānanirdhūtakalmaṣāḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 5.17; R.12.57.

2) To spurn, treat with contempt, disregard; परुषाणि च संश्राव्य निर्धूतोऽस्मि बलीयसा (paruṣāṇi ca saṃśrāvya nirdhūto'smi balīyasā) Rām.4.8.32.

3) To abandon, forsake, throw away.

4) To repudiate, disown, reject.

5) To afflict, torment, distress.

6) To move about, brandish.

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

Nirdhū (निर्धू).—shake out or off, drive away, remove, expel; swing, brandish.

Nirdhū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and dhū (धू).

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

Nirdhū (निर्धू):—[=nir-√dhū] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dhūnoti, nirdhūnute, to shake, agitate, shake out or off, scatter, remove, destroy, expel, reject, [Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nirdhū (निर्धू) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiddhaṇa.

context information

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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