Udu: 18 definitions


Udu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uḍu (उडु) is the name of an ancient and sacred region, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—According to the Kubjikāmatatantra, after her tour, the goddess finally reunites with the god in a place called Uḍu. According to the edited text of the Kubjikāmatatantra the god is called, the ‘Great Lord of Oḍra’ (oḍramaheśāna). At first sight it seems that Oḍra i.e. Orissa is meant here. But unfortunately the readings in these places and elsewhere in the corpus are so varied and numerous that it is not possible to be sure that this reading or place is in fact intended. There may very well have been a close connection between Orissa and the early development of the Kubjikā cult. It is well known that Orissa was, in the period we are considering, a major centre of Śaivism not only Pāśupata and Siddhānta but also Kāpālika and Kaula.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Uḍu (उडु) represents the number 27 (twenty-seven) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 27—uḍu] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Uḍu (उडु) refers to one of the deities being worshiped in ancient India, as vividly depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] Page 256.31-2 ff.: Here is a mixed list of 25 gods and Godlings of all religions. These were worshipped and propitiated to obtain favours. The list includes [e.g., Uḍu] [...].

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Udu in India is the name of a plant defined with Albizia amara in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa pulchella Roxb. (among others).

2) Udu is also identified with Careya arborea It has the synonym Careya arborea Roxb. & Roxb. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1799)
· Species Plantarum.
· Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae (Mueller) (1866)
· Bangladesh J. Pharmacol. (2008)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1834)
· Flora Indica (1832)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Udu, (adj.) (= *ṛtu? cp. utu & uju) straight, upright, in °mano straight-minded D. III, 167, 168 (= uju° in v. l. and expln. by C.). (Page 134)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uḍu (उडु).—n S A star. uḍugaṇa m S The stars, the starry host.

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

uḍu (उडु).—n A star. uḍugaṇa m The stars.

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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

Uḍu (उडु).—f., [uḍu] n. [उड्-वा °कु (uḍ-vā °ku)]

1) A lunar mansion; a star; इन्दुप्रकाशान्तरितोडुतुल्याः (induprakāśāntaritoḍutulyāḥ) R.16.65.

2) Water (said to be n. only).

Derivable forms: uḍuḥ (उडुः).

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

Uḍu (उडु).—fn. (-ḍuḥ-ḍu) A lunar mansion or constellation in the moon’s path. n. (ḍu) Water. E. ut above, ḍīṅ to go or fly, ḍu aff.

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

Uḍu (उडु).—f. and n. A star, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 64, [distich] 82.

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

Uḍu (उडु).—[feminine] [neuter] star, lunar mansion.

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

1) Uḍu (उडु):—fn. a star, [Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Mālavikāgnimitra] etc.

2) n. a lunar mansion or constellation in the moon’s path, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

3) water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Uḍu (उडु):—[(ḍuḥ-ḍu)] 2. f. n. A lunar mansion or constellation in the moon’s path. n. Water.

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

Uḍu (उडु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uḍu.

[Sanskrit to German]

Udu 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Uḍu (उडु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Uḍu.

2) Uḍu (उडु) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Uḍu.

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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

Uḍu (ಉಡು):—

1) [verb] to wear (a dhoti or a sari) round the waist.

2) [verb] ಉಟ್ಟ ಬಟ್ಟೆಯಲ್ಲೆ ಹೊರಡು [utta batteyalle horadu] uṭṭa baṭṭeyalle horaḍu to start from a place to another without any pre-plan or preparation; ಉಡಲಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲದವನು ಮೈಲಿಗೆಗೆ ಹೇಸ, ಉಂಬೋಕಿಲ್ಲದವನು ಎಂಜಲಿಗೆ ಹೇಸ [udalikkilladavanu mailigege hesa, umbokilladavanu emjalige hesa] uḍalikkilladavanu mailigege hēsa, umbōkilladavanu eñjalige hēsa a hungry dog will eat dung.

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Uḍu (ಉಡು):—

1) [noun] a harmless, moderate-sized, tropical lizard, Iguana tuberculata, of Iguanidae family, that feeds on insects or vegetation and have a row of spines from neck to tail, which is known for its grip and is used in scaling forts; the common iguana.

2) [noun] ಉಡುವಿನ ಹಿಡಿತ [uduvina hidita] uḍuvina hiḍita a very firm grip; ತುಂಬಿದ ಮನೆಗೆ ಉಡು ಸೇರಿದ ಹಾಗೆ [tumbida manege udu serida hage] tumbida manege uḍu sērida hāge (a proverbial simile) an inauspicious element to enter into one’s house (that would bring misfortune).

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Uḍu (ಉಡು):—[noun] the tree Albizzia lebbeck of Mimosae family; Indian walnut.

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Uḍu (ಉಡು):—[noun] any of the luminous celestial objects seen as points of light in the sky; esp., any self-luminous, celestial body having continuous nuclear reactions which send heat, light, etc. in all directions; a star.

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Uḍu (ಉಡು):—[noun] the short stumps of grain, corn, etc., collectively, left standing after harvesting; stubble.

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Udu (ಉದು):—[pronoun] the intermediate demonstrative pronoun neuter denoting a thing between 'this' and 'that'.

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Ūḍu (ಊಡು):—

1) [verb] = ಊಡಿಸು - [udisu -]1.

2) [verb] to take something (liquid or solid) as food; to eat; to have one’s meals; to drink.

3) [verb] to feed (a piece of land, farm etc.) with water.

4) [verb] to smear, anoint; to rub; ಊಡಿಕೊಳ್ [udikol] ūḍikoḷto absorb (as food).

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Ūḍu (ಊಡು):—[noun] anything that is consumed as food.

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Ūḍu (ಊಡು):—

1) [noun] a support; a shelter; a resort.

2) [noun] a target; a thing to be achieved or hit at (as in archery); ಊಡಾಗು [udagu] ūḍāgu to be a support, to be a prop.

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Ūdu (ಊದು):—

1) [verb] (the wind or a current of air) to move with some force; to blow.

2) [verb] to blow air from the mouth.

3) [verb] to blow a wind-instrument to produce a sound or series of sounds.

4) [verb] to utter a slander about.

5) [verb] ಊದುವುದನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಒದರುವುದನ್ನು ತಂದ [uduvudannu bittu odaruvudannu tamda] ūduvudannu biṭṭu odaruvudannu tanda (prov.) to get rid of a minor nuisance, bring a bigger one; ಊದುವ ಶಂಖ ಊದಿಬಿಡು, ಆದಹಾಗೆ ಆಗಲಿ ಮಾದಪ್ಪನ ಜಾತ್ರೆ [uduva shamkha udibidu, adahage agali madappana jatre] ūduva śaŋkavannu ūdibiḍu ādhāge āgali mādappana jātre (prov.) the dog barks more out of custom than care of the house; 2. do what though ought, let come what may.

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Ūdu (ಊದು):—

1) [verb] to increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; to dilate; to swell.

2) [verb] to become larger at a particular point (as of the body).

3) [verb] ಊದಿಕೊಂಡಿರು [udikomdiru] ūdi koṇḍiru to have suppressed anger, which is being shown by the countenance; ಊದಿಕೊಳ್ [udikol] ūdikoḷ = ಊದು [udu]2; 3) to be angry from being dissatisfied.

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Ūdu (ಊದು):—

1) [noun] a gum resin obtained from various Arabian and African trees (genus Boswellia) of the bursera family and used in perfumes and as incense; olibanum; frankincense.

2) [noun] ಊದಿನಕಡ್ಡಿ [udinakaddi] ūdina kaḍḍi = ಊದುಕಡ್ಡಿ [udukaddi].

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Ūdu (ಊದು):—[noun] the act of a person who slanders.

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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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