Phu, Phū: 6 definitions

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Phu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phū (फू) [or फूं, phūṃ].—interj Pooh! pshaw! 2 ad Imit. of the hissing or puffing (of a snake &c.) phū uḍaviṇēṃ (To blow up with a phū or puff.) To treat lightly; to make nothing of. phūṃ paḍaṇēṃ-hōṇēṃ To be puffing and blowing (under fever &c.) 2 To snort--a horse. phūṃ karaṇēṃ-uḍaviṇēṃ To devour, squander, or consume utterly. phūṃ hōṇēṃ To be devoured, dissipated, given to the winds. 2 To sit swelling and heaving in high dudgeon: also to be puffed up with pride. phūṃ hōṇēṃ -bharaṇēṃ -bharūna cālaṇēṃ To roll roaringly along--a full river.

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

phū (फू) [or phūṃ, or फूं].—interj Pooh! pshaw! ad Imit. of the hissing or puffing (of a snake &c.). phū uḍaviṇēṃ To treat lightly.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phu (फु).—

1) A magical formula.

2) An idle talk.

Derivable forms: phuḥ (फुः).

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

1) Phu (फु):—m. a magical formula, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) useless or idle talk, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Phu in German

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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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