आयु

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit आयु (āyu).

Noun[edit]

आयु (āyuf (Urdu spelling آیو)

  1. age
  2. lifetime
  3. duration or period of life
    वह आयु में बूढ़ा नहीं है
    vah āyu mẽ būṛhā nahī̃ hai.
    He is not old in age.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • John T. Platts (accessed 08-05-2012), “A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]
  • Hardev Bahri (accessed 08-05-2012), “Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2]

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂óyu (long time, lifetime). Cognate with Latin aevum (English age), Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn) (English eon), Avestan 𐬁𐬌𐬌𐬏 (āiiū, lifetime, life), Old English ā. The Sanskrit root is (i).

Noun[edit]

आयु (āyum

  1. duration of life, lifetime, long life
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 3.3.7
      अग्ने जरस्व स्वपत्य आयुन्यूर्जा पिन्वस्व समिषो दिदीहि नः।
      वयांसि जिन्व बृहतश्च जागृव उशिग्देवानामसि सुक्रतुर्विपाम्॥
      agne jarasva svapatya āyunyūrjā pinvasva samiṣo didīhi naḥ.
      vayāṃsi jinva bṛhataśca jāgṛva uśigdevānāmasi sukraturvipām.
      Sing, Agni, for long life to us and noble sons: teem thou with plenty, shine upon us store of food.
      Increase the great man's strength, thou ever-vigilant: thou, longing for the Gods, knowest their hymns full well.
  2. life
  3. man, a living being
  4. mankind, human race
  5. living beings taken collectively
  6. the first man

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

आयु (āyu)

  1. living, going, moveable

References[edit]

  • Vaman Shivaram Apte (accessed 08-05-2012), “The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[3]