Vidu, Vidū, Vīḍu: 10 definitions


Vidu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vidū : (adj.) wise; skilled in. (m.) a wise man.

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

Vidū, (adj.) (Vedic vidu) clever, wise, knowing, skilled in (-°) S. I, 62 (loka°); V, 197; Vin. II, 241 (pl. paracittaviduno); Sn. 677 (vidūhi), 996; J. V, 222 (dhamma°); Vv 3011 (=sappañña VvA. 127); Miln. 276; Mhvs 15, 51 (ṭhān’âṭhāṇa° knowing right & wrong sites).—In Pass. sense in dubbidū hard to know J. V, 446.—For vidū (vidu) “they knew” see vindati. (Page 621)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidu (विदु) or Vidū (विदू).—

1) The middle of the frontal globes on an elephant's forehead (hastikumbhamadhyabhāgaḥ); Mātaṅga L. 5.4;6.7.

2) A hippopotamus.

Derivable forms: viduḥ (विदुः), vidūḥ (विदूः).

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Vīḍu (वीडु).—a. Ved. Strong, firm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vidu (विदु).—(1) adj. (= Pali id., Sanskrit vidus-; § 16.49), wise, skillful, commonly as epithet of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas; in most texis only in verses: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 25.4, 5; 26.5; 325.4 (printed viḍū!); Lalitavistara 45.22; 46.6, 14, 18; 192.10; Mahāvastu ii.299.8; 300.7; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 42.5; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 132.1; 436.4; Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 4(340).5; lokavidu (Buddha) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 31.7; 47.10 etc.; Samādhirājasūtra 19.22; paramārtha- vidu Mahāvastu i.82.10 (verse); iii.252.6 (verse); vara-vidu Mahāvastu i.220.12 = ii.22.13; vidu-pravara Sukhāvatīvyūha 24.10; a-vidu, unwise, ignorant, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 212.7; (2) f. Vidu (v.l. Vidū), n. sg. °uḥ, name of one of the 8 deities of the bodhi-tree: Lalitavistara 331.21 (prose).

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

Vidu (विदु).—m.

(-duḥ) 1. The hollow between the frontal globes of an elephant. 2. The hippopotamus. E. vid to know, (the goad,) aff. ku; with kū vidū .

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

Vīḍu (वीडु).—strong, firm; [neuter] stronghold.

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Vidu (विदु).—burn, destroy; [Middle] be distressed.

Vidu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and du (दु).

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

1) Viḍu (विडु):—viḍula [wrong reading] for vid.

2) Vidu (विदु):—[from vid] a mfn. intelligent, wise, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

3) [v.s. ...] m. the hollow between the frontal globes of an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Buddhist literature]

5) [v.s. ...] m. or f. Name of a deity of the Bodhi tree, [ib.]

6) [=vi-√du] b (or ) [Parasmaipada] -dunoti, to consume or destroy by burning, [Atharva-veda];

— [Ātmanepada] -dunute, -dūyate ([Epic] also ti), to be agitated or afflicted or distressed, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) c vidura, vidula See under √1. vid, p. 963, col. 3.

8) Vīḍu (वीडु):—[from vīḍ] (or vīLu) mf(ḍvī)n. strong, firm, hard, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

9) [v.s. ...] n. anything firmly fixed or strong, stronghold, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Vidu (विदु):—(ṭuḥ) 2. m. The hollow between the frontal globes of an elephant; the hippopotamus.

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Vidu 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viḍu (ವಿಡು):—

1) [verb] to give up (something) completely or forever; to abandon.

2) [verb] to be free from impediments, obstacles, etc.

3) [verb] to free from bondage or arbitrary power, authority, obligation, etc.; to clear from obstruction, entaglement, etc.

4) [verb] (a knot, tie, etc.) to become lose; (a complicated condition) to become free or less rigid.

5) [verb] to breathe out; to exhale.

6) [verb] to let or incite (a dog) jump on or bark at.

7) [verb] to open, widen or broader.

8) [verb] to drive a vehicle; to ride a horse, elephant, etc.

9) [verb] to shoot (an arrow) or throw a spear; to discharge.

10) [verb] to leave out or take out; to exclude; to omit; to except.

11) [verb] to ignore or disregard; to neglect.

12) [verb] to stay or live somewhere temporarily; to sojourn.

13) [verb] to give an opportunity, room, chance.

14) [verb] to give; to hand over.

15) [verb] to send forth or discharge (a liquid) from within.

16) [verb] to cause to flow in a continuous stream; to pour.

17) [verb] to draw a line, lines, picture or pictures.

18) [verb] to get the fact of some gift inscribed on a stone.

19) [verb] to let go or to send off.

20) [verb] to speak; to uttter words.

21) [verb] to hang by a support from above so as to allow free movement; to suspend.

22) [verb] to excuse or forgive; to pardon.

23) [verb] to unroll something (as a mat, sheet, bed, etc.) and spread over a surface.

24) [verb] to cause work on, engage in.

25) [verb] to allow a discount, concession in payment, etc.

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Vidu (ವಿದು):—

1) [noun] the moon.

2) [noun] Viṣṇu, one of the Hindu Trinities.

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Vidu (ವಿದು):—

1) [noun] the hollow between the frontal globes of an elephant.

2) [noun] any of a family (Hippopotamyidae) of large, plant-eating, artiodactylous mammals with a heavy, thick-skinned, almost hairless body and short legs; hippopotamus.

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Vīḍu (ವೀಡು):—

1) [noun] the place of one’s living.

2) [noun] a building or a part of a building occupied by a person or family; a dwelling place; a house.

3) [noun] a house for the temporary stay of a guest; a guest-house.

4) [noun] a military camp.

5) [noun] a kind of tax levied in earlier days on houses.

6) [noun] an open area, region.

7) [noun] the land under the jurisdiction of a nation, ruler, etc.; a territory.

8) [noun] a military force; an army.

9) [noun] a family or race.

10) [noun] a body of assistants, followers or servants attending a person of rank or importance.

11) [noun] the yield of trees in a grove or crop in a particular farm, etc. in one season.

12) [noun] the act of opening (as a door, the eyes, etc.).

13) [noun] the act of shooting arrows.

context information

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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