āyu आयु

Definition: आयु a. [इ-ठण् Uṇ.1.2] Ved. Living, going, movable. -युः 1 A living being, man. -2 Mankind, human race. -3 Living beings taken collectively. -4 The first man. -5 Life, duration of life. -6 Wind, अहं केशरिणः क्षेत्रे वायुना जगदायुना Mb. -7 A son, descendant, offspring. -8 The son of Purūravas and Urvaśī. -Comp. -षक् a. attached to; joined with men; सोमः पवत आयुषक् Rv.9.25.5.

Dictionary: Apte
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