Odu, Oḍu: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Oḍu (ओडु) or Oḍumaheśāna is the name of a deity, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “That sacred seat is called Oḍiyāṇa. Well known, it came to the earth. In the Kṛta Age, the great lord (maheśāna), the venerable Oḍu is your master (nātha). Along with you, he will protect the unfailing Command here in (this) sacred seat”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Oḍu (ಒಡು):—[noun] the short stumps of grain, corn, etc., collectively, left standing after harvesting; stubble.

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Ōḍu (ಓಡು):—

1) [verb] to run a) to go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking; b) to go rapidly; to move swiftly; c) to go or pass as per schedule or in a normal way; d) (a machine, watch, vehicle etc.) to function or be in operable condition; e) (a business, affair, commercial enterprise, industry, etc.) to function or keep functioning; f) (time, day, etc.) to elapse; g) (musc.) to be sung or played in a faster tempo; h) (a drama, cinema etc.) to be or continue to be, on the show; to be or continue to be exhibited; h) (one’s intelligence) to work, to be active.

2) [verb] ಓಡಿಯಾಡು [odiyadu] ōḍiyāḍu to walk or stroll about; to roam; to ramble; ಓಡಿಹೋಗು [odihogu] ōḍihōgu to run away; to take to one’s heels; 2. to run away in order to escape; to escape; to abscond; 3. to run away secretly, esp. in order to get married; to elope; ಓಡಲಾರದವ ಒರಳು ಹೊತ್ತು ಓಡುತ್ತೇನೆಂದ [odalaradava oralu hottu oduttenemda] ōḍalāradava oraḷuhotftu ōḍuvenenda can one, who is not capable of even jumping over a furrow, jump over an ocean?; he must not talk of running that cannot walk; ಓಡಿಸಿಕ್ಕಬೇಡ, ಆಡಿ ತಪ್ಪಬೇಡ [odisikkabeda, adi tappabeda] ōḍi sikka bēda, āḍi tapapa bēḍa do not make promises that you cannot keep; ಓಡಿಹೋಗುವ ಬೊಡ್ಡಿ ಹಾಲಿಗೆ ಹೆಪ್ಪು ಹಾಕ್ಯಾಳೇ [odihoguva boddi halige heppu hakyale]? ōḍihōguv boḍḍi hālige heppu hākyāḷe one who indulges in self gratification, never bothers about other’s welfare; ಓಡುವವನ ಕಂಡರೆ ಅಟ್ಟುವವಗೆ ಘನ [oduvavana kamdare attuvavage ghana] ōḍuvavan kaṇḍare aṭṭuvavage ghana unless the afflicted protests against the afflictive person, more affliction he will be subjected to.

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Ōḍu (ಓಡು):—

1) [noun] a piece of broken pottery; a potsherd.

2) [noun] a earthenware; a pot.

3) [noun] a frying pan.

4) [noun] a rectangular or curved piece moulded from clay and burnt, used for roofing; a roofing tile.

5) [noun] the entire bony or cartilaginous framework of the head of a human; a human-skull.

6) [noun] (fig.) a despicable, contemptible person.

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Ōḍu (ಓಡು):—[noun] = ಓಡ [oda]1.

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Ōdu (ಓದು):—

1) [verb] to utter; to recite; to read aloud.

2) [verb] to apply one’s mind to attentively; try to learn or understand by reading, thinking, etc; to study.

3) [verb] to be trained or developed in any of the discipline of knowledge, skill, mind or character of, esp. by formal schooling or study.

4) [verb] ಓದಲಿಕ್ಕು [odalikku] ōdalikku to train or develop the knowledge, skill, mind or character of, esp. by formal schooling or study; to teach; to instruct; to educate; 2. to cause to or help another study; ಓದಲಿಡು [odalidu] ōdaliḍu = ಓದಲಿಕ್ಕು [odalikku]; ಓದಱಿವ [odariva] ōdaṛiva an educated man; a learned man; ಓದಿದರ್ [odidar] ōdidar (pl.) educated or learned persons; ಓದುವರ್ [oduvar] ōduvar (pl.) those who sing (Tamil) devotional hymns or songs in the temple of Śiva; ಓದಿ ಓದಿ ಮರುಳಾದ ಕೂಚಂಭಟ್ಟ [odi odi marulada kucambhatta] ōdi ōdi maruḷāda kūcambhatta too much study weakens the brain; all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; ಓದುವುದು ಕಾಶಿಖಂಡ, ತಿನ್ನುವುದು ಮಸಿಕೆಂಡ [oduvudu kashikhamda, tinnuvudu masikemda] ōduvudu Kāśikhaṇḍa, tinnuvudu masikeṇḍa many talk like philosophers and live like fools; ಓದುವುದು ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ, ಇಕ್ಕುವುದು ಗಾಳ [oduvudu shastra, ikkuvudu gala] ōduvudu śastra, ikkuvudu gāḷa cheat the people while posing to be a learned; outwardly a philosopher, actually a scammer; talk like angels, but live like devils; ಓದಿದವನು ಭೇದ ತಿಳಿದಾನು [odidavanu bheda tilidanu] ōdidavanu bhēda tiḷidānu education brings judgment.

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Ōdu (ಓದು):—

1) [noun] the act or process of applying the mind so as to acquire knowledge or understanding, as by reading.

2) [noun] knowledge, ability, etc. thus developed.

3) [noun] any of the Vēdas.

4) [noun] ಓದು ಒಕ್ಕಾಲು, ಬುದ್ಧಿ ಮುಕ್ಕಾಲು [odu okkalu, buddhi mukkalu] ōdu okkālu, buddhi mukkālu (prov.) education sans wisdom is useless.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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