வாயு

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Tamil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit वायु (vāyu)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋaːju/, [ʋɑːjɯ]

Noun[edit]

வாயு (vāyu)

  1. wind, air
  2. an element, one of pañca-pūtam
  3. (hinduism) Vāyu, the wind-god, regent of the North-west, one of the aṣṭa-tikku-p-pālakar
  4. the ten vital airs of the body
  5. the windy humour, one of tiri-tōṣam.
  6. Vāyu, of six kinds, viz., acīraṇa-vāyu, utara-vāyu, karppa-vāyu, tamaraka-vāyu, pārica-vāyu, mēka-vāyu
  7. flatulence

References[edit]

  • University of Madras (1924-1936) , “வாயு”, in Tamil Lexicon, Madras [Chennai]: Diocesan Press.