Uru, Ūru, Urū: 26 definitions

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Uru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting

According to the Matsya Purāṇa, Ūru (thigh) from pubis to knee is 24 aṅgulas.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Urū (उरू) or Urūhasta refers to “dignified” and represents one of the twenty-four gestures with a single hand, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., urū-hasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ūru (ऊरु) refers to the “thigh”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“[...] On hearing the story, the lord of mountains stroked her fondly, kissed her on the head and placed her on his seat. O sage, on seeing her seated there you spoke again delighting the lord of mountains, Menakā and her sons.—‘O king of mountains, she will have a better throne than this. Śiva’s thigh [i.e., śambhu-ūruśambhorūrau] will be her permanent abode. On getting the seat on the thigh of Śiva your daughter will go to the world where no eye or mind can reach’.”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ūru (ऊरु).—A son born to Manu Cākṣuṣa by his wife Naḍvalā. Ūru had nine brothers named Pūru, Śatadyumna, Tapasvī, Satyavāk, Kavi, Agniṣṭhu, Atirātra, Sudyumna and Atimanyu. Six great sons were born to Ūru by his wife Ātreyī. They were Aṅga, Sumanas, Svāti, Kratu, Aṅgiras and Gaya. Vena was born to King Aṅga by his wife Sunīthā and the famous emperor Pṛthu was born as the son of Vena. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 18).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Uru (उरु).—A son of Bhautya Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 114.

2a) Ūru (ऊरु).—A son of Cākṣuṣa Manu; wife Āgneyī; father of six sons.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 79, 106-8; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 41-3; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 67, 91, 92; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 29.

2b) A son of Bhauma Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 45.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ūru (ऊरु) refers to the “thigh”, “shank”, etc. It is one of the parts of the human body with which gestures (āṅgika) are performaned, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10.

There are five movements of the thighs (ūru) defined:

  1. kampana (shaking),
  2. valana (turning),
  3. stambhana (motionlessness),
  4. udvartana (springing up),
  5. vivartana (turning round).
Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Ūru (ऊरु, “thighs”) refers to one of the nine “minor limbs” (pratyaṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Pratyaṅgas or the minor limbs consist of shoulders, shoulder blades, arms, back, thighs [viz., Ūru] and calves; at times the wrists, knees and elbows are also counted among minor limbs.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Ūru (ऊरु) refers to “thighs”, which is mentioned in verse 3.15 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Passionate (and) lovely women with exuberant thighs [viz., pīvara-ūru], breasts, and buttocks take away the cold, their body being hot with incense, saffron, and youth. [...]”.

Note: The possessive compound pīvara-ūru-stana-śroṇī—“with exuberant thighs, breasts, and buttocks” has been resolved as usual by means of modal accusatives: nu-ma brla daṅ ro-smad rgyas—“exuberant in breasts, thighs, and buttocks [lit., lower parts]”, with ūru and stana transposed.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ūru (ऊरु):—[ūruḥ] Thigh (femur)

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Croaking Frogs: (Yoga)

Ūru (ऊरु) refers to the “thighs” representing one of the sixteen vital centres of the body (i.e., ādhāra), according to the Jyotsnā 3.73 (Cf. Gorakṣaśataka 14 and Svātmārāma’s Haṭhapradīpikā 3.72).—In Haṭhayoga, ādhāra refers to a vital point of the body, a seat of vital function. Jyotsnā verse 3.73 cites a passage attributed to Gorakṣa listing the ādhāras as [e.g., ūru (thighs), ...]. The Haṭhapradīpikā refers to sixteen ādhāras but does not name them or explain what they are. The Gorakṣaśataka also refers to sixteen ādhāras as something the Yogī should be familiar with, but does not name them.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uru : (adj.) large; wide; eminent. || ūru (m.), the thigh.

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

1) Uru, (adj.) (cp. Av. ravah space; Gr. eu)rus wide; Lat. rūs free or wide space, field; Idg. *ru, *uer wide, to which also Goth. rūms space = Ags. rūm, E. room, Ger. raum) wide, large; excellent, eminent J. V, 89; Miln. 354; Sdhp. 345, 592.—pl. urū sands, soil J. V, 303. (Page 155)

2) Ūru, (Vedic ūru; cp. Lat. vārus bow-legged, of Idg. *ǔā, to which also Ohg. wado = Ger. wade calf of leg) the thigh Sn. 610; Vin. II, 105 (in contrast with bāha); III, 106; J. I, 277; II, 275, 443; III, 82; V, 89, 155; Nd2 659 (so read for uru); Vv 6413; DA. I, 135 = Vin. II, 190.

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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

ūrū (ऊरू).—m f S The thigh.

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

ūru (ऊरु).—m f The thigh.

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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

Uru (उरु).—a. [urṇu-ku nulopo hrasvaśca Uṇ.1.31] (-ru-rvī f.; compar. varīyas; super. variṣṭha)

1) Wide, spacious.

2) Great, large; जातःकुले तस्य किलोरुकीर्तिः (jātaḥkule tasya kilorukīrtiḥ) R.6.74.

3) Excessive, much, abundant; धनान्युरूणि (dhanānyurūṇi) Śi.3.76.

4) Excellent, precious, valuable. n. Ved. Wide space, space or room. ind. Far, far off (Ved.).

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Ūru (ऊरु).—m. [ūrṇu-karmaṇi ku nulopaśca Uṇ.1.3]

1) The thigh; ऊरू तदस्य यद्वैश्यः (ūrū tadasya yadvaiśyaḥ) Rv.1.9.12; Ms.1.31,87; R. 12.88; (at the end of fem. compounds the form is °ruḥ or °rūḥ, but more usually the latter; rambhorūḥ, vāmorūḥ karabhoru Voc.).

Derivable forms: ūruḥ (ऊरुः).

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

Uru (उरु).—mfn. (-ruḥ-ruḥ-rvī-ru) 1. Large, great. 2. Much, excessive. 3. Long. 4. Valuable, precious. E. ūrṇu to cover, ku Unadi affix; ū is made short, and ṇa dropped by special rule.

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Ūru (ऊरु).—m.

(-ruḥ) The thigh. E. ūrṇu to cover, ku aff.

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

Uru (उरु).—i. e. vṛ + u, adj., I. f. urvī, Large, Mahābhārata 1, 1222. Comparat. varīyaṃs, superl. variṣṭha, Mahābhārata 14, 879. Ii. f. Urvī, the earth, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 44, 130.

— Cf.

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Ūru (ऊरु).—perhaps akin to uru, m. The thigh, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 32. When the latter part of a comp. adj., the fem. ends in ru, or , e. g. vāmoru, i. e. vāma-, f. , Having beautiful thighs, Mahābhārata 1, 1903; but ru (against the grammatical rule), Mahābhārata 1, 2988. karabhopamoru, i. e. karabha-upama-ūru, f. , and karabhoru, i. e. karabha- f. , Having thighs like the proboscis of an elephant, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 6, 83; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 69. rambha-, f. , Having bambu-like thighs, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] [distich] 45. vara-, f. ru, Having beautiful thighs, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 53.

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

Uru (उरु).—[feminine] urvī spacious, extensive, wide, broad, great. —[neuter] [adverb] widely, far; as subst. space, room, wide scope, freedom, [with] kṛ give room, liberty, opportunity. —[feminine] urvī the earth, the soil; [dual] heaven and earth; [plural] [with] ṣaṣ the six spaces (the four quarters of the sky with what is above and below).

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Ūru (ऊरु).—[masculine] thigh (adj. —° [feminine] ūru or ūrū); [Name] of an old sage.

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

1) Uru (उरु):—mf()n. (√1. vṛ; √ūrṇu, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 32]), wide, broad, spacious, extended, great, large, much, excessive, excellent, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) m. (us) Name of an Āṅgirasa, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

3) of a son of the fourteenth Manu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) n. (u) wide space, space, room, [Ṛg-veda] (with √kṛ, to grant space or scope, give opportunity, [Ṛg-veda])

5) ind. widely, far, far off, [Ṛg-veda]

6) [Comparative degree] varīyas, [superlative degree] variṣṭha;

7) cf. [Greek] εὐρύς, εὐρύνω, etc.: [Hibernian or Irish] ur, ‘very’; uras, ‘power, ability.’

8) Ūru (ऊरु):—m. [the f. may be ū at the end of compounds in comparison, [Pāṇini 4-1, 69]], ([from] √ūrṇu, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 31]) the thigh, shank, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti etc.]

9) Name of an Āṅgirasa and author of a Vedic hymn

10) Name of a son of Manu Cākṣuṣa.

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

1) Uru (उरु):—[(ruḥ-ruḥ-ru) a.] Large, great.

2) Ūru (ऊरु):—(ruḥ) 2. m. The thigh.

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

Uru (उरु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uru, Ūru.

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Uru 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Uru (उरु):—(nm) thigh.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Uru (उरु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Uru.

2) Ūru (ऊरु) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ūru.

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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

Uru (ಉರು):—

1) [noun] a learning by heart (as to keep the things so learnt accurately in memory).

2) [noun] ಉರುತೆಗೆ [urutege] uru tege = ಉರುಹಾಕು [uruhaku]; ಉರುಹಚ್ಚು [uruhaccu] uru haccu = ಉರುಹಾಕು [uruhaku]; ಉರುಹಾಕಿಸು [uruhakisu] uru hākisu to make one learn (a poem, passage, set of facts, etc.) by heart; ಉರುಹಾಕು [uruhaku] uru hāku to learn ( a poem, passage, set of facts etc.) by heart so that it can be recollected or reproduced accurately from memory; to commit to one’s memory; ಉರುಹೊಡೆ [uruhode] uru hoḍe = ಉರುಹಾಕು [uruhaku].

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Uru (ಉರು):—

1) [adjective] of a kind different from others; distinctive, peculiar.

2) [adjective] of a special nature or quality by which a thing excels another; superior; excellent.

3) [adjective] extending over a large area; of great extent; wide.

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Uṟu (ಉಱು):—

1) [verb] to be.

2) [verb] to stop; to hesitate.

3) [verb] to have; to be in possession of; to obtain.

4) [verb] to be liked; to become acceptable.

5) [verb] to take into account; to consider.

6) [verb] to be able to.

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Ūru (ಊರು):—

1) [verb] to establish oneself firmly at; to settle oneself in a place.

2) [verb] to set firmly (as a plant, a pole, etc.) into the ground.

3) [verb] to fix firmly in a position.

4) [verb] to bite; to sting.

5) [verb] to pierce; to stab.

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Ūru (ಊರು):—

1) [verb] to flow or leak out slowly.

2) [verb] (saliva) to secrete.

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Ūru (ಊರು):—

1) [noun] a town a) a group of houses; a village; b) a more or less concentrated group of houses and private buildings, larger than a village but smaller than a city; c) a city or other thickly populated urban place;2) [noun] ಊರ ಕೋಣ [ura kona] ūra kōṇa a male buffalo let out free to grow on its own in the town in the name of the town-goddess; 2. (fig.) a man living on other’s labour, leading a roguish life; ಊರಬಟ್ಟೆ [urabatte] ūra baṭṭe a road to or from a town; ಊರ ಚಿಂತೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡು ವೀರಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಬಡವಾದ [ura cimte kattikomdu virashetti badavada] ūra cinte kaṭṭikoṇḍu vīraśeṭṭi baḍavāda (prov.) = ಊರ ದನ ಕಾಯ್ದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಬೋರೇಗೌಡ ಅನ್ನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ [ura dana kaydu dodda boregauda annisikomda]; ಊರಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಲಗೇರಿ [uriddalli holageri] ūriddalli holagēri (prov.) there are harmful, wicked people everywhere; ಊರಿಗೆ ಅರಸನಾದರೂ ತಾಯಿಗೆ ಮಗ [urige arasanadaru tayige maga] ūrige arasanadrū tāyige maga (prov.) however great a man be, still he is a son for his mother; social or political status cannot spoil thepersonal relation witne’s mother. ಊರಿಗೆ ಬಂದವಳು ನೀರಿಗೆ ಬರಲಾರಳೆ [urige bamdavalu nirige baralarale]? ūrige bandavaḷu nīrige baralāraḷe (prov.) be patient till it happens completely, it will certainly happen in the natural sequence; ನೀರು ಇದ್ದರೆ ಊರು, ನಾರಿ ಇದ್ದರೆ ಮನೆ [niru iddare uru, nari iddare mane] nīru iddare ūru, nāri iddare mane (prov.) a house without a lady is a nothing but a desert as a town without water; ಊರು ಸೂರೆಯಾದಮೇಲೆ ಕೋಟೆ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಹಾಕಿದರು [uru sureyadamele kote bagilu hakidaru] ūru sūreyāda mēle kōṭe bāgilu hākidaru (prov.) to prescribe preventive medicine after the patient is dead; to try to stop the leak after the entire wine is run out; shut the stable door when the steed is stolen; ಊರ ಮುಂದೆ ನೇಗಿಲು ಹೂಡಿದರೆ ಕಂಡಕಂಡವರಿಂದ ಒಂದೊಂದು ಮಾತು [ura mumde negilu hudidare kamdakamdavarimda omdomdu matu] ūramunde nēgilu huḍidare kaṇḍakaṇḍavarida ondondu mātu (prov.) public work always draws lot of criticism; a house build by the way side is either too high or too low; ಊರು ಹೊಲಗೇರಿ ಒಂದು ಮಾಡು [uru holageri omdu madu] ūru holagēri ondumāḍu (prov.) to make a great deal of noise; to raise hell; ಊರು ಹೋಗು ಅನ್ನು, ಕಾಡು ಬಾ ಅನ್ನು [uru hogu annu, kadu ba annu] ūru hōgu annu, kāḍu bā annu (prov.) to be in the last stage of one’s life; to have one foot already in the grave; hence show no interest or pretend not interested, in worldly matters); ಊರು ಓಡುತ್ತೆ ಅಂತ ಕುರುಡ ಓಡಿದರೆ ಕೆಳಗೆ ಬೀಳುತ್ತಾನೆ [uru odutte amta kuruda odidare kelage biluttane] ūru ōḍutte anta kuruḍa ōḍidare keḷage bīḷuttāne (prov.) do try not run behind others unless you can; your capacity and knowledge must guide you rather than what others do; ಊರ ಗುದ್ದಲಿ ತಂದು ನಾಡ ಕಾಲುವೆ ಅಗೆದ [ura guddali tamdu nada kaluve ageda] ūra guddali tandu nāḍa kāluve ageda (prov.) he strives hard to get name undertaking public welfare job by using public resources; ಊರಲ್ಲಿ ತಿರಿದುಣ್ಣು, ನನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪದಹಾಡು [uralli tiridunnu, nannalli padahadu] ūralli tiriduṇṇu, nannalli padahēḷu (prov.) let other take care of you, but let your labour be for me; ಊರು ಸೇರಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ದಾರಿಯ ಹಂಗೇಕೆ [uru serida mele dariya hamgeke]? ūru sēridamēle dāriya haŋgēke (prov.) to be an ingrate; kick the ladder once you reach the top; ಊರು ನೋಡಿ ಬಾ ಅಂದರೆ, ತೋರಣ ಕಟ್ಟಿ ಬಂದ [uru nodi ba amdare, torana katti bamda] ūru nōḍi bāa ndare, tōraṇa kaṭṭi banda (prov.) to do something that is not asked to or required; ಊರು ಮಾಡಿದ ಕೊಳಗ, ತಾಯಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ [uru madida kolaga, tayi madida hotte] ūru māḍida koḷaga, tāyi māḍida hoṭṭe (prov.) mother is the architect of her children; ಊರ ದನ ಕಾಯ್ದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಬೋರೇಗೌಡ ಅನ್ನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ [ura dana kaydu dodda boregauda annisikomda] ūra dana kāydu doḍḍa borēgauḍa annisikoṇḍa (prov.) the fool is busy in every man’s business but his own; ಊರ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡು ಕೊತ್ವಾಲ ಬಡವಾದ [ura suddi kattikomdu kotvala badavada] ūra suddi kaṭṭikoṇḍu kotvāla baḍavāda (prov.) = ಊರ ದನ ಕಾಯ್ದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಬೋರೇಗೌಡ ಅನ್ನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ [ura dana kaydu dodda boregauda annisikomda]; ಊರಿಗೆ ಹಬ್ಬವಾದರೆ ನಾಯಿಗೆ ಲೊಳಲೊಟ್ಟೆ [urige habbavadare nayige lolalotte] ūrige habbavādare, nayige loḷaloṭṭe (prov.) when the rich have a feast, the poor lick the plate; ಊರಿಗೆ ಉಪಕಾರಿ, ಮನೆಗೆ ಮಾರಿ [urige upakari, manege mari] ūrige upakāri, manege māri (prov.) the hen that cackles in your house and lays in another’s; ಹೋಗದ ಊರಿನ ದಾರಿ ಕೇಳು [hogada urina dari kelu] hōgada ūrina dāri kēḷū (prov.) to labour for getting unnecessary thing; ಊರು ಉಪಕಾರ ಅರಿಯದು, ಹೆಣ ಶೃಂಗಾರ ಅರಿಯದು [uru upakara ariyadu, hena shrimgara ariyadu] ūru upkāra ariyadu, heṇa śřŋgāra ariyadu (prov.) the public service never brings appreciation and dead body can never recognise the decoration on it; ಊರು ಬೇರೆಯಾದರೂ ಪ್ರಾರಬ್ಧ ಬೇರೆಯೇ [uru bereyadaru prarabdha bereye]? ūru bēreyādarū prārabdha bēreyē (prov.) change of cloth can never change your destiny; ಊರ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಮುಚ್ಚಬಹುದು, ದೂರುವ ಬಾಯಿಯನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚಲಾಗದು [ura bagilu muccabahudu, duruva bayiyannu muccalagadu] ūra bāgilu mucca bahudu,dūruva bāyiyannu muccalāgadu (prov.) one can control the newspapers, but cannot control gossiping; ಊರ ಮೇಲೆ ಊರು ಬಿದ್ದರೆ ಶಾನುಭೋಗನಿಗೆ ಕೆಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನು [ura mele uru biddare shanubhoganige kettiddenu]? ūra mēle ūru biddare, śanubhōganige keṭṭiddēnu? (prov.) to be unconcerned to any disaster that may befall the outside world, as long as your interests are not affected; ಊರೆಲ್ಲಾ ತಿರಿದು ಜೂಲುನಾಯಿಗೆ ಹಾಕಿದ [urella tiridu julunayige hakida] ūrrellā tiridu jūlunāyige hākida (prov.) be a slave to the entire town to bring up a dog; ಊರೆಲ್ಲಾ ನೆಂಟರು, ಉಣ್ಣಲಿಕ್ಕುವವರಿಲ್ಲ [urella nemtaru, unnalikkuvavarilla] ūrellā neṇṭaru, uṇṇalikkuvavarilla (prov.) be amidst a large number of kith and kin, still lonely and helpless; ಬಾಯಿ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದದರೆ ಊರು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು [bayi olleyadadare uru olleyadu] bāyi oḷḷeyadādare ūru oḷḷeyadu (prov.) people are good to you if you are good to them; ಊರಕ್ಕಿ ಊರಬೇಳೆ ಉಂಡು ಹೋಗೆ ಮಾರವ್ವ [urakki urabele umdu hoge maravva] ūrakki ūra bēḷe uṇḍu hōge māravva (prov.) I host a feast for you at the cost of the others, but let the credit be mine; ಊರಿನವರಿಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಒಂದು ದಾರಿಯಾದರೆ, ಎಡವಟ್ಟನಿಗೇ ಒಂದು ದಾರಿ [urinavarigella omdu dariyadare, edavattanige omdu dari] ūrinavarigellā ondu dāriyādare, eḍavaṭṭanigē ondu dāri (prov.) stupidity is the unique way a stupid has; ಊರಿಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಒಬ್ಬನೇ ಸೆಟ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲ [urigella obbane settiyalla] ūigellā obbanē settiyalla = ಊರಿಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಒಬ್ಬಳೇ ಪದ್ಮಾವತಿಯಲ್ಲ [urigella obbale padmavatiyalla]; ಊರಿಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಒಬ್ಬಳೇ ಪದ್ಮಾವತಿಯಲ್ಲ [urigella obbale padmavatiyalla] ūrigellā obbaḷē padmāvatiyalla (fig.) to not be the only person who is important in a situation or in a group; ಊರಿಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಸಾರು [urigella saru] ūrigellā sāru (fig.) to tell everyone about something.

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Ūru (ಊರು):—[noun] that part of the leg in humans between the knee and the hip; the thigh.

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Ūṟu (ಊಱು):—

1) [verb] to establish oneself firmly at; to settle oneself in a place.

2) [verb] to set firmly (as a plant, a pole, etc.) into the ground.

3) [verb] to fix firmly in a position.

4) [verb] to bite; to sting.

5) [verb] to pierce; to stab.

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Ūṟu (ಊಱು):—

1) [verb] to flow or leak out slowly; to ooze.

2) [verb] (saliva) to secrete.

3) [verb] to become excessive; to enlarge (oneself); to grow huge.

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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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