Shayu, Śayu: 9 definitions


Shayu 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 Śayu can be transliterated into English as Sayu or Shayu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śayu (शयु).—A maharṣi. (Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala 1, Anuvāka 112, Sūkta 16).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śayu (शयु).—[śī-uḥ unan Uṇādi-sūtra 1.7;3.6] A large snake, the boa.

Derivable forms: śayuḥ (शयुः).

See also (synonyms): śayuna.

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

Śayu (शयु).—m.

(-yuḥ) A large snake, (Boa.) E. śī to sleep, u Unadi aff.

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

Śayu (शयु).—i. e. śī + u, m. 1. A snake, boa-constrictor. 2. A proper name, Chr. 297, 16 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 16.

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

Śayu (शयु).—[adjective] lying, resting.

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Sayu (सयु).—take to one’s self, consume; put together, join, connect; share with, bestow on ([instrumental]). — Cf. abhiyuta, āyuta, ni/yuta, sa/ṃyuta, samāyuta.

Sayu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and yu (यु).

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

1) Śayu (शयु):—[from śaya] mfn. lying down, sleeping, resting, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the boa snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a person protected by the Aśvins, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Śayu (शयु):—(yuḥ) 2. m. A large snake, Boa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shayu 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śayu (ಶಯು):—[noun] = ಶಯಾಲು [shayalu]2 - 2.

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Sāyu (ಸಾಯು):—

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.

5) [verb] ಸತ್ತು ಸುಣ್ಣವಾಗು [sattu sunnavagu] sattu suṇṇavāgu to be completely burnt out, exhausted as from a continuous struggle, hardship, etc.; ಸತ್ತು ಸತ್ತು ಬದುಕು [sattu sattu baduku] sattu sattu baduku to survive a serious disease or great difficulty.

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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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