तायु

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *teh₂y- (to steal).

Noun[edit]

तायु (tāyúm

  1. thief
    • RV 1.50.2a
      अप तये तायवो यथा नक्षत्रा यन्त्यक्तुभिः |
      सूराय विश्वचक्षसे ||
      apa tye tāyavo yathā nakṣatrā yantyaktubhiḥ |
      sūrāya viśvacakṣase ||
      The constellations pass away, like thieves, together with their beams,
      Before the all-beholding Sun.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0443