Vanu: 4 definitions
Vanu 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.
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1) A malicious person (hiṃsaka).
2) An assailant, enemy; त्वम् इन्द्र वनून् अहन् (tvam indra vanūn ahan) Ṛgveda 4.3.5.
3) An adherent, a friend; वनुं वा ये सुश्रुणं सुश्रुतो धुः (vanuṃ vā ye suśruṇaṃ suśruto dhuḥ) 1.74.1.
Derivable forms: vanuḥ (वनुः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vanu (वनु).—[masculine] plotter or adherent (cf. vanus).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vanu (वनु):—[from van] m. ‘zealous, eager’, (either) an assailant, injurer, enemy, [Ṛg-veda iv, 30, 5]
2) [v.s. ...] (or) an adherent, friend, [ib. x, 74, 1.]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vanus, Vanusha, Vanushy, Vanushya.
Ends with (+4): Addikadavanu, Alavanu, Amgavanu, Amvanu, Anvanu, Avanu, Ciluvanu, Dhruvanu, Divanu, Eshtaravanu, Eshtumatradavanu, Havanu, Ivanu, Jivanu, Levanu, Nevanu, Paravanu, Pavanu, Putapakavanu, Savanu.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.74.1 < [Sukta 74]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 3 - The final goal < [Volume 4.2.3 - Philosophy of God]