O; 9 Definition(s)


O means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

O (ओ).—This sound signifies Brahmā. (Agni Purāṇa; Chapter 348).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

O (ओ).—By protection;1 a yogi is said to be of Aumkāra.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 5. 37; 25. 84; 30. 229.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 19. 43.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

1) O (ओ).—Diphthong vowel made up of the vowels अ (a) and उ (u), termed as guṇa in Pāṇini's grammar and prescribed sometimes in the place of the vowel उ;

2) O.—Affix ओ (o) applied to the root गम् (gam) or गा () to form a noun; cf. ओकारो नामकरणः (okāro nāmakaraṇaḥ) Nir.II.5.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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India history and geogprahy

O.—d8iyā, spelt as Oriya in English; people, language and alphabet of Orissa. Note: o is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

ō (ओ).—

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ō (ओ).—The tenth vowel; corresponding with O in tone, lone. ōca ōḷakhaṇēṃ Used of a dolt who knows but one thing--has but one apprehension of whatsoever object or subject. 2 ōcyā nāvānēṃ pūja or ōcyā nā- vānēṃ śūnya kāḍhatāṃ (or ōcī gāṇḍa phōḍatāṃ) yēta nāhīṃ asā (That knows not how to frame the śūnya or gāṇḍa, the circular member of the letter ō or u0) A term for a dunce or dullard. 3 ō dēṇēṃ- daivānēṃ-karmānēṃ-prārabdhānēṃ To become propitious--Fortune:-- cōrānnī-bhutānnī-vāghānnī &c. To be exceedingly numerous or alert--thieves, demons &c., i.e. to answer to the call. 4 ō mhaṭalyāvara ṭhō (One that, if you utter ō, hears ṭhō) A term for a great dunce or blockhead. 5 ō yēī tōṃ paryanta (jēvaṇēṃ-khāṇēṃ &c.) Until nausea or satiety; usque ad nauseam.

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ō (ओ).—f Answer to a call. v . 2 (The sound in vomiting.) Vomiting. v . Ex. ō yēīparyanta jēvalā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ō (ओ).—The thirteenth vowel. f Answer to a call. Vomiting. ōcyā nāṃvānēṃ pūjya-śunya A term for a dunce. ō dēṇēṃ Answer to the call. ō yēī tōṃ ( khāṇēṃ ) Until nausea or satiety.

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

O (ओ).—m. (auḥ) Name of Brahmā. ind.

1) A Vocative particle (oh).

2) An interjection of (1) calling; (hallo, ho); (2) remembrance; (3) compassion (ah !).

3) The number महापद्म (mahāpadma). cf. also ओर्वेधा ज्ञो ध्रुवोऽगस्त्यो गरुडोऽगोऽक्षयोऽसुरः । आखुः काणोऽथ मार्जारः साधुः सङ्गः पराशरः (orvedhā jño dhruvo'gastyo garuḍo'go'kṣayo'suraḥ | ākhuḥ kāṇo'tha mārjāraḥ sādhuḥ saṅgaḥ parāśaraḥ) || Enm.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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