Saranyu, Sharanyu, Śaraṇyu, Saraṇyu: 8 definitions


Saranyu 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.

The Sanskrit term Śaraṇyu can be transliterated into English as Saranyu or Sharanyu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Saranyu is the daughter of Tvashta, the divine architecht. She is married to Vivasvant, the sun god. The twins Yama and Yami are their children. The Rig Veda also hints that the twin Ashwinis are their children.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaraṇyu (शरण्यु).—

1) A protector.

2) A cloud.

3) Wind.

Derivable forms: śaraṇyuḥ (शरण्युः).

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Saraṇyu (सरण्यु).—[sṛ-anyuc Uṇādi-sūtra 3.83]

1) Air, wind.

2) A cloud.

3) Water.

4) The spring.

5) Fire.

6) Name of Yama.

Derivable forms: saraṇyuḥ (सरण्युः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śaraṇyu (शरण्यु).—m.

(-ṇyuḥ) 1. A plough. 2. Wind, air. 3. A protector, a defender. 4. A cloud. E. śṛ to injure, anyu aff.; also saraṇyu .

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Saraṇyu (सरण्यु).—m.

(-ṇyuḥ) 1. Air, wind. 2. A cloud. 3. Water. 4. The spring. 5. Fire. E. sṛ to go, anyu Unadi aff.

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

Saraṇyu (सरण्यु).— (vb. sṛ + aṇa + ya + u), m. 1. Air, wind. 2. Water. 3. A cloud.

— Cf. .

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

Saraṇyu (सरण्यु).—[adjective] speedy, quick; [feminine] ū [Name] of a daughter of Tvaṣṭṛ.

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

1) Śaraṇyu (शरण्यु):—[from śaraṇa] m. a protector, defender, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] wind, air ([probably] for saraṇyu), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a cloud, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Saraṇyu (सरण्यु):—[from sara] mfn. quick, fleet, nimble, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) wind

6) [v.s. ...] a cloud

7) [v.s. ...] water

8) [v.s. ...] spring

9) Saraṇyū (सरण्यू):—[from saraṇyu > sara] f. Name of a daughter of Tvaṣṭṛ (in, [Ṛg-veda] represented as the wife of Vivasvat and mother of the two Aśvins, and [according to] to some, of the twins Yama and Yamī, whom she brought forth in the form of a mare; [according to] to some also Name of the Dawn), [Ṛg-veda x, 17, 2]; cf. [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska v, 6; Nirukta, by Yāska xii, 9.]

10) Saraṇyu (सरण्यु):—[from sara] cf. [according to] to some, [Greek] *᾿εριννύς.

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

1) Śaraṇyu (शरण्यु):—(ṇyuḥ) 2. m. A cloud; wind; protector.

2) Saraṇyu (सरण्यु):—(ṇyuḥ) 3. m. Air or wind; a cloud; water.

[Sanskrit to German]

Saranyu in German

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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