Tiru, Tīru, Thiru: 6 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: academia.edu: Minor Chiefs and "Hero" in Ancient Tamilakam

Tiru or Tiruvu (“beautiful”, wealth, Lakṣmī, rainbow, radiance) is a name related to the historical geography and rulers of ancient Tamil Nadu, occuring in Sangam literature such as the Akanāṉūṟu and the Puṟanāṉūṟu.—(VIS 340-41), Śrī “Prosperity” (Bollée 2017: 85)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tīru (तीरु).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: tīruḥ (तीरुः).

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Tiru 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

Tiru (ತಿರು):—[noun] the string of a bow.

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Tiru (ತಿರು):—[adjective] holy; sacred; venerable.

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Tiṟu (ತಿಱು):—

1) [verb] to give to; to pass over into another’s hand; to hand over.

2) [verb] to pay (a sum of money).

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Tīru (ತೀರು):—

1) [verb] to come to an end; to be finished; to be done or accomplished.

2) [verb] to be used or consumed fully.

3) [verb] to be completely erased, without leaving any trace.

4) [verb] to decrease (oneself) in size, strength, influence, etc.

5) [verb] to cease to exist; to die.

6) [verb] to be cured or warded off.

7) [verb] to become possible (to be done, achieved, etc.).

8) [verb] to satisfy; to be satisfying.

9) [verb] (of time) to slip or pass by.

10) [verb] (a problem, quarrel, etc.) to be solved; to find a satisfactory solution.

11) [verb] to pay or settle a debt fully.

12) [verb] ತೀರಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [tirikollu] tīrikoḷḷu to become dead; to die; ತೀರಿಹೋಗು [tirihogu] tīri hōgu to be over; to be completed; to be finished; 2. to be exhausted; 3. to die; to pass away.

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Tīru (ತೀರು):—

1) [noun] any decision or judgement.

2) [noun] a terminating or being terminated; termination.

3) [noun] any way of doing, being; a kind, manner or mode.

4) [noun] the act of returning, repaying.

5) [noun] beauty; elegance.

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Tīru (ತೀರು):—[noun] = ತೀರಿ [tiri].

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Tīṟu (ತೀಱು):—[verb] to swallow in large amounts hastily or greedily; to gulp.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tiru (திரு) noun probably from śrī. [Telugu: Kanarese, Malayalam: tiru.]

1. Lakṣmī, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity; இலக்குமி. திருவுக்குந் திருவாகிய செல்வா [ilakkumi. thiruvukkun thiruvagiya selva] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் பெரியதி. [nalayira thivyappirapandam periyathi.] 7, 7, 1).

2. Wealth, riches, affluence; செல்வம். சீறிற் சிறுகுந் திரு [selvam. sirir sirugun thiru] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 568).

3. Distinction, eminence; சிறப்பு. (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [sirappu. (sudamaninigandu)]

4. Beauty; அழகு. ஒளிகெழு திருமுகம் [azhagu. oligezhu thirumugam] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மதுரைக்காஞ்சி [pathuppattu: mathuraikkanchi] 448).

5. Brilliance; காந்தி. திரு என்று காந்தி [kanthi. thiru enru kanthi] (ஈடு-முப்பத்தாறுயிரப்படி [idu-muppatharuyirappadi], 3, 5, 10).

6. Fertility; பொலிவு. [polivu.] (திருக்கோவையார் [thirukkovaiyar] 114).

7. Blessing, fortune; பாக்கியம். நன்றறிவாரிற் கயவர் திருவுடையர் [pakkiyam. nanrarivarir kayavar thiruvudaiyar] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 1072).

8. Holiness; sacredness; தெய்வத்தன்மை. திருச்சிற்றம்பலம், திரு வரங்கம். [theyvathanmai. thiruchirrambalam, thiru varangam.]

9. Good karma; நல்வினை. சேர்ந்தெழு நங்கைமாரே திருநங்கைமார்கள் [nalvinai. sernthezhu nangaimare thirunangaimarkal] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 2552).

10. Astrologer; சோதிடங் கூறுவோன். திரு ஒருவனுக் கும் கீழாள் இரண்டுக்கும் [sothidang kuruvon. thiru oruvanug kum kizhal irandukkum] (S. I. I. ii, 294).

11. Wedding badge; மாங்கலியம். திருவொன்றுட்படப் பட்டைக்காறை [mangaliyam. thiruvonrudpadap pattaikkarai] (S. I. I. ii, 157).

12. An ancient head-ornament; பழமொழிைய தலையணிவகை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) செந்திருவிற் கேற்கத் திருவும் பிறையுமிட்டு [pazhaiya thalaiyanivagai. (pingalagandu) senthiruvir kerkath thiruvum piraiyumittu] (கூளப்ப நாயக்கன் [kulappa nayakkan] 140).

13. A deity supposed to be seated on women’s breasts; மகளிர் கொங்கைமேல் தோன்றும் வீற்றுத்தெய்வம். [magalir kongaimel thonrum virrutheyvam.]

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