पायु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

पायु (pāyúm

  1. (anatomy) anus
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *poh₂yu-, from *peh₂- (to protect) (whence also Sanskrit पाति (pā́ti)). Cognate with Ancient Greek πῶυ (pôu, flock of sheep).

Noun[edit]

पायु (pāyúm

  1. guard, protector, (especially instrumental plural "with protecting powers or actions, helpfully")
  2. name of a man (RV. VI, 47, 24)
Declension[edit]