व्यास

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit व्यास (vyāsa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ʋjɑːs/, [ʋjäːs̪]

Noun[edit]

व्यास (vyāsm

  1. (geometry) diameter of a circle

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Sanskrit[edit]

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Noun[edit]

व्यास (vyāsam

  1. (geometry) width, breadth, the diameter of a circle

Descendants[edit]

  • Telugu: వ్యాసము (vyāsamu)

Proper noun[edit]

व्यास (vyāsam

  1. (Hinduism) "arranger, compiler", Vyasa, a celebrated mythical sage and author (often called वेद-व्यास (veda-vyāsa) and regarded as the original compiler and arranger of the Vedas, वेदान्त-सूत्र (vedānta-sūtra)s &c.; he was the son of the sage पराशर (parāśara, Parashara) and सत्यवती (satyavatī), and half-brother of विचित्र-वीर्य (vicitra-vīrya) and भीष्म (bhīṣma); he was also called वादरायण (vādarāyaṇa) or बादरायण (bādarāyaṇa), and कृष्ण (kṛṣṇa) from his dark complexion, and द्वैपायन (dvaipāyana) because he was brought forth by सत्यवती (satyavatī) on a द्वीप (dvīpa) or island in the Jumna; when grown up he retired to the wilderness to lead the life of a hermit, but at his mother's request returned to become the husband of विचित्र-वीर्य (vicitra-vīrya)'s two childless widows, by whom he was the father of the blind धृत-राष्ट्र (dhṛta-rāṣṭra) and of पाण्डु (pāṇḍu, Pandu); he was also the father of विदुर (vidura) [q.v.] by a slave girl, and of शुक (śuka), the supposed narrator of the Bhagavata Purana, he was also the supposed compiler of the Mahabharata, the Puranas, and other portions of Hindu sacred literature; but the name vyāsa seems to have been given to any great typical compiler or author)

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