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जुहू (juhū́f

  1. tongue (especially of Agni; 7 are named), flame
    • RV 1.58.4b
      वि वातजूतो अतसेषु तिष्ठते वर्था जुहूभिः सर्ण्या तुविष्वणिः |
      तर्षु यदग्ने वनिनो वर्षायसे कर्ष्णं त एम रुशदूर्मे अजर ||
      vi vātajūto ataseṣu tiṣṭhate vṛthā juhūbhiḥ sṛṇyā tuviṣvaṇiḥ |
      tṛṣu yadaghne vanino vṛṣāyase kṛṣṇaṃ ta ema ruśadūrme ajara ||
      Urged by the wind be spreads through dry wood as he lists, armed with his tongues for sickles, with a mighty roar.
      Black is thy path, Agni, changeless, with glittering waves! when like a bull thou rushest eager to the trees.
  2. personified as wife of Brahmā and goddess of speech (author of RV. X, 109)
  3. a curved wooden ladle (for pouring sacrificial butter into fire)
    • RV 10.21.3b
      तवे धर्माण आसते जुहूभिः सिञ्चतीरिव |
      कर्ष्णारूपाण्यर्जुना वि वो मदे विश्वा अधि शरियो धिषेविवक्षसे ||
      tve dharmāṇa āsate juhūbhiḥ siñcatīriva |
      kṛṣṇārūpāṇyarjunā vi vo made viśvā adhi śriyo dhiṣevivakṣase ||
      The holy statutes rest by thee, as ’twere with ladles that o’erflow.
      Black and white-gleaming colours,-at your glad carouse-all glories thou assurnest. Thou art waxing great.
  4. that part of the frame enshrining the universal spirit which faces the east


Feminine ū-stem declension of जुहू
Nom. sg. जुहूः (juhūḥ)
Gen. sg. जुह्वाः (juhvāḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative जुहूः (juhūḥ) जुह्वौ (juhvau) जुह्वः (juhvaḥ)
Vocative जुहु (juhu) जुह्वौ (juhvau) जुह्वः (juhvaḥ)
Accusative जुहूम् (juhūm) जुह्वौ (juhvau) जुहूः (juhūḥ)
Instrumental जुह्वा (juhvā) जुहूभ्याम् (juhūbhyām) जुहूभिः (juhūbhiḥ)
Dative जुह्वै (juhvai) जुहूभ्याम् (juhūbhyām) जुहूभ्यः (juhūbhyaḥ)
Ablative जुह्वाः (juhvāḥ) जुहूभ्याम् (juhūbhyām) जुहूभ्यः (juhūbhyaḥ)
Genitive जुह्वाः (juhvāḥ) जुह्वोः (juhvoḥ) जुहूनाम् (juhūnām)
Locative जुह्वाम् (juhvām) जुह्वोः (juhvoḥ) जुहूषु (juhūṣu)


  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0424