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āyudha: neuter vocative singular stem: āyudha
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āyudhan. a weapon etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
āyudhan. implement View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
āyudhan. gold used for ornaments View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
āyudhan. plural water View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
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āyudha á̄-yudh-a, n. weapon, viii.29, 5 [á̄ + yudh fight].
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āyudha n. [fighting against], weapon, -bhrit, a. bearing arms; m. warrior; -sâlâ, f. arsenal, armoury; -sahâya, a. armed; -½agâra, n. armoury.
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āyudha ‘weapon/ in its widest sense covers the whole of a Ksatriya’s warlike equipment, which in the Aitareya Brāhmana is summed up as horse-chariot (aśva-ratha), bow and arrows (isu-dhanva), and corselet (kavaca). As the bow and arrow (isu, dhanvan) were essential as the main weapons of the Vedic fighter, they are probably meant when Áyudha is used specifically of weapons, as often from the Rigveda onwards. The battle hymn in the Rigveda confirms this view, as it presents to us the warrior armed with bow and arrow on his chariot, and clad in armour (Varman), with a guard (Hastaghna) on the left arm to avoid the friction of the bow-string. The corselet was not a single solid piece of metal, but consisted of many pieces fitted together (syūta); it may have been made either of metal plates or, as is more likely, of some stiff material plated with metal. In addition the warrior wore a helmet (Siprā). There is no trace of the use of a shield, nor is there any clear record of the employment of greaves or other guard for the feet. Skill in the use of weapons is referred to in the Rigveda. It is doubtful whether sling stones (Adri, Aśani) were in ordinary use. The hook (ankiáa) also is merely a divine weapon, and the axe (svadhiti, vāśī, paraśu) does not occur in mortal combats. For the use of the spear see Rsti, Rambhinī, Sakti, Saru; of the sword, Asi, Krti. Neither weapon can be considered ordinary in warfare, nor was the club (Vajra) used. For the modes of warfare see Samgrāma.
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āyudha and with weaponsSB 10.50.25-28
āyudha by the weaponSB 10.18.29
āyudha equipped with weaponsSB 8.10.40
āyudha His weapons, such as the Sudarśana discSB 12.11.2-3
āyudha my weaponSB 6.12.16
āyudha of weaponsSB 6.9.54
SB 7.8.19-22
āyudha other weaponsSB 6.9.55
āyudha varieties of weaponsSB 7.9.36
āyudha weaponsSB 10.63.31
SB 12.11.23
SB 3.19.20
SB 6.8.32-33
āyudha with weaponsSB 10.50.15
SB 10.56.23
SB 10.71.17
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āyudha noun (masculine neuter) a weapon (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
gold used for ornaments (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
implement (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Śiva
Frequency rank 919/72933

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