Sahu, Sāhu: 8 definitions

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Sahu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Sāhu (साहु) in Prakrit (or Sādhu in Sanskrit) refers to a “honorary title affixed to the name of a layman”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—( Sircar 1966 p. 284).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sāhu.—(LP), same as Sanskrit Sādhu; a merchant. Note: sāhu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sāhu : (ind.) good; well.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sāhu, (adj.) (=sādhu) good, well Vin. I, 45; S. I, 8; Pug. 71 sq.; Th. 1, 43; VvA. 284. (Page 707)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sahu (सहु).—sacrifice (together).

Sahu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and hu (हु).

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sāhu (साहु):—(nm) see [sāha] a respectful vocative word used for a member of the Vaishya community.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Sahu (सहु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saha.

2) Sāhu (साहु) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sādhu.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāhu (ಸಾಹು):—

1) [verb] to cease to live; to die.

2) [verb] to become utterly weak.

3) [verb] to stop from going forward.

4) [verb] (fig.) to make great efforts or attempts; to strive; to struggle.

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Sāhu (ಸಾಹು):—

1) [noun] the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism; death.

2) [noun] the dead body of a person.

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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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