वैडूर्य

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Etymology[edit]

Traditionally explained (Pāṇini, Aṣṭādhyāyī, 4.3.84) as mineral being named after the city of Vidūra (from [script needed] (Vidūrāt syaḥ)). The Sanskrit word is a derivation of Pali [script needed] (veḷuriya, beryl), itself a Dravidian borrowing, an adjectival form of [script needed] (vēḷur, white town) - compare Telugu వెలి (veli, white) and ఊరు (ūru, town). Vēḷur (modern-day Bēlūr) was the beryl mining capital city known as Vidūra to Pāṇini. The original meaning of the South Indian word was "white crystals of quartz and beryl" (preserved in Arabic and Persian borrowing), and later "colored (blue and green) beryl", as retained in Pali and Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

वैडूर्य (vaiḍūryan, m

  1. cat's-eye (AdbhB., MBh., Kāv. etc.)
  2. (at the end of a compound) a jewel; anything excellent of its kind
  3. name of a particular mountain (also वैडूर्यपर्वत (vaiḍūrya-parvata)) (MBh., VarBṛS. etc.)

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