Urdhvavayu, Ūrdhvavāyu, Urdhva-vayu: 4 definitions



Urdhvavayu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ūrdhvavāyu (ऊर्ध्ववायु) refers to “upward wind”, mentioned in verse 4.2-4 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “(By the stoppage) of feces (are) said (to be caused) cramps in the calf, catarrh, headache, upward wind [viz., ūrdhvavāyu], colic, heart-trouble, outflow of stool through the mouth, and the above-named diseases”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Urdhvavayu in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ūrdhvavāyu (ऊर्ध्ववायु).—m (S) Gasping, panting, heaving; esp. the labored breathing on the approach of death.

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

ūrdhvavāyu (ऊर्ध्ववायु).—m Gasping, heaving, panting. Esp. The laboured breathing on the approach of death.

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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

[«previous next»] — Urdhvavayu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūrdhvavāyu (ऊर्ध्ववायु).—the wind in the upper part of the body (udāna).

Derivable forms: ūrdhvavāyuḥ (ऊर्ध्ववायुः).

Ūrdhvavāyu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ūrdhva and vāyu (वायु). See also (synonyms): ūrdhvavāta.

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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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