Vatu, Vaṭu, Vatū: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vatu (वतु).—Or वतुप् (vatup) tad. affix वत् (vat) applied to the pronouns यत्, तद्, एतद्, क्रिम् (yat, tad, etad, krim) and इदम् (idam) in the sense of measurement; e.g, यावान्, तावान्, एतावान्, कियान् । इयान्, कीवान् (yāvān, tāvān, etāvān, kiyān | iyān, kīvān) ;cf. यत्तदेतेभ्यः परिमाणे वतुप्, किमिदंभ्यां वो घः (yattadetebhyaḥ parimāṇe vatup, kimidaṃbhyāṃ vo ghaḥ) P. V. 2.39,40.Words ending with this affix वतु (vatu) are designated संख्याः (saṃkhyāḥ) cf. बहुगणवतुडति संख्या (bahugaṇavatuḍati saṃkhyā) P.I.1.23.

context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vaṭu refers to “scar” [in the Malayalam language] and represents one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vaṭu] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṭu (वटु).—[vaṭati alpavastram, vaṭ-uḥ Uṇ.1.7]

1) A boy, lad, youth, stripling; oft. used like the English word 'chap' or 'fellow'; चपलोऽयं वटुः (capalo'yaṃ vaṭuḥ) Ś.2; निवार्यतामालि किमप्ययं वटुः पुनर्विवक्षुः स्फुरितोत्तराधरः (nivāryatāmāli kimapyayaṃ vaṭuḥ punarvivakṣuḥ sphuritottarādharaḥ) Ku.5.83; cf. बटु (baṭu) also.

2) A religious student or Brahmachārin q. v.

Derivable forms: vaṭuḥ (वटुः).

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Vatu (वतु).—ind. (an interjection) Hush! Silence !; Hch.

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Vatū (वतू).—f. A river of heaven. -m.

1) A road.

2) A disease of the eyes.

Derivable forms: vatūḥ (वतूः).

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

Vaṭu (वटु).—m.

(-ṭuḥ) 1. The Brahmachari or religious student, after his investiture with the sacred thread. 2. A lad, a youth in general. 3. A flower, (Bignonia Indica.) E. vaṭ to surround, (with the string, &c.) or to speak, u Unadi aff.

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

Vaṭu (वटु).—m. 1. A young Brāhmaṇa 2. A pupil, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 104, 9; Prab 22, 3. 3. A lad, a stripling, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 83. 4. A fool, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 30, 12. 5. A flower, Bignonia indica.

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

1) Vaṭu (वटु):—etc. See baṭu.

2) Vatu (वतु):—or vatū ind. an interjection = hush! silence! [Harṣacarita]

3) Vatū (वतू):—a or vatu ind. an interjection = hush! silence! [Harṣacarita]

4) b f. a river of heaven, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) one who speaks the truth

6) a road

7) a disease of the eyes.

8) Vāṭu (वाटु):—m. Name of a man, [Kṣitīśa-vaṃśāvalī-carita]

context information

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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