Vyasu: 8 definitions


Vyasu 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyasu (व्यसु) refers to “(fallen) dead” (in battle), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Kumāra (Kārttikeya) fought with Tāraka-Asura: “[...] On seeing the powerful Asura fallen dead (vyasu) in the battle, the hero did not go and attack him again. When the powerful Asura was slain, other Asuras were killed by gods and Gaṇas. Some of the Asuras who were afraid joined their palms in reverence. In the battle the limbs of many Asuras were chopped off and severed. Thousands were killed too. [...]”. 

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyasu (व्यसु).—a. Lifeless, dead; तैः स्पृष्टा व्यसवः सर्वे निपेतुः स्म पुरौकसः (taiḥ spṛṣṭā vyasavaḥ sarve nipetuḥ sma puraukasaḥ) Bhāgavata 7.1.59; व्यसुदेहस्रुतशोणितैर्विलिम्पन् (vyasudehasrutaśoṇitairvilimpan) Śiśupālavadha 2.3.

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

Vyasu (व्यसु).—mfn. (-suḥ-suḥ-su) Inanimate, lifeless. E. vi priv., asu breath.

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

Vyasu (व्यसु).—i. e. vi-asu, adj. Lifeless, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 241.

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

Vyasu (व्यसु).—[adjective] breathless, lifeless, dead; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

Vyasu (व्यसु):—[=vy-asu] [from vy] mf(u)n. lifeless, dead, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Śiśupāla-vadha; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Vyasu (व्यसु):—[(suḥ-suḥ-su) a.] Lifeless.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vyasu 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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