m. the god of the wind (often associated with indra- in the ṛg-- veda-, as vāta- [ q.v ] with parjanya-, but although of equal rank with indra-, not occupying so prominent a position;in the puruṣasūkta- he is said to have sprung form the breath of puruṣa-, and elsewhere is described as the son-in-law of tvaṣṭṛ-;be is said to move in a shining car drawn by a pair of red or purple horses or by several teams consisting of ninety-nine or a hundred or even a thousand horses[ seeni-y/ut-];he is often made to occupy the same chariot with indra-, and in conjunction with him honoured with the first draught of the soma- libation;he is rarely connected with the marut-s, although in , he is said to have begotten them from the rivers of heaven;he is regent of the nakṣatra-svāti- and north-west quarterSeeloka-pāla-)
n.Name of one of the 18 purāṇa-s (prob. one of the oldest, and supposed to have been revealed by the god vāyu-;it treats of the creation of the world, the origin of the four classes, the worship of śiva- etc.).
वायुः [वा उण् युक् च Uṇ.1.1] 1 Air, wind; वायुर्विधूनयति चम्पकपुष्परेणून् K. R.; आकाशात्तु विकुर्वाणात् सर्वगन्धवहः शुचिः । बलवाञ्जायते वायुः स वै स्पर्शगुणो मतः ॥ Ms.1.76. (There are seven courses of wind one above the other :- आवहः प्रवह- श्चैव संवहश्चोद्वहस्तथा । विवहाख्यः परिवहः परावह इति क्रमात् ॥). -2 The god of wind, the deity supposed to preside over wind, (who is the regent of the north-west quarter). -3 A life-wind or vital air, of which five kinds are enumerated:-- प्राण, अपान, समान, व्यान and उदान. -4 Morbid affection or vitiation of the windy humour. -5 Breathing, breath. -6 A mystical N. of the letter य. -Comp. -अधिक a. gouty; Buddh. -आस्पदम् the sky, atmosphere. -कुम्भः a part of the elephant's face in the middle of Pratimāna; Mātaṅga L.1.1. -केतुः dust. -कोणः the north-west. -गण्डः flatulence (caused by indigestion). -गति a. swift as wind, very fleet. -गीत a. ('sung by the wind') universally known; अत्र गाथा वायुगीताः कीर्तयन्ति पुराविदः Ms.9.42. -गुल्मः 1 a hurricane, storm. -2 a whirl-pool. -गोचरः 1 the range of the wind. -2 the north-west. -ग्रन्थिः a swelling caused by the disturbance of the air in the body. -ग्रस्त a. 1 affected by wind, flatulent. -2 gouty. -जातः, -तनयः, -नन्दनः, -पुत्रः, -सुतः, -सूनुः epithets of Hanumat or Bhīma. -दारः, -दारुः a cloud. -दिश् the north-west. -देवम् the lunar mansion स्वाति. -निघ्न a. affected by wind, crazy, mad, frantic. -निवृत्तिः f. 1 a lull, calm. -2 cure of windy distempers (such as gout &c.). -परमाणुः a primary aerial atom. -पुराणम् N. of one of the 18 Purāṇas. -फलम् 1 hail. -2 the rain-bow. -भक्षः, -भक्षणः, -भुज् m. 1 one who feeds only on air (as an ascetic). -2 a snake; cf. पवनाशन. -भूत a. going everywhere at will. -मण्डलम् a whirl-wind. -मरुल्लिपिः (मरुत् + लिपिः) a particular mode of writing. -मार्गः the atmosphere. -रुग्ण a. broken down by wind; फुल्ला- सनाग्रविटपानिव वायुरुग्णान् R.9.63. -रोषा night. -वर्त्मन् m., n. the sky, atmosphere. -वाहः smoke. -वाहनः 1 N. of Viṣṇu. -2 of Śiva. -वाहिनी a vein, an artery, a vessel of the body. -वेग, -सम a. swift as wind. -सखः, -सखिः m. fire. -स्कन्धः the region of the wind.
m. [√ 1. vâ] wind, air (one of the elements; seven winds are assumed); god of wind (pl.=the Maruts); breath; vital air (there are five: prâna, apâna, vyâna, udâna, samâna; or nâga, kûrma, krikara, devadatta, dhanamgaya); wind as one of the three hu mours of the body; wind as a kind of goblin confusing men.
m. north-west; -grasta, pp. affected by wind, crazy; -kakra, n. range of the wind; -dis, f. north-west; -nighna, a. id.; -patha, m. path of the wind, a certain tract in the air; N. of a king; -putra, m. son of Wind, Hanumat: â-ya, den. represent Hanumat: pp. i-ta, n. imps.; -bala, m. N. of a warrior who fought on the side of the gods against the Asuras; -bhaksha, a. living on air, fasting: -ka, a. id.; -mandala, n. whirl wind; -rugna, pp. broken down by wind (trees); -vega, m. speed of the wind: -yasas, f. N.; -sama, a. like the wind; -skandha, m. region of the wind.
noun (masculine) (in astron.) name of the fourth Muhūrta (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a mystical name of the letter ya (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a vital air (of which 5 are reckoned) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
air (as one of the 5 elements) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
breath (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
breathing (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Daitya (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a king of the Gandharvas (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Marut (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Vasu (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the god of the wind (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Maruts (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the wind as a kind of demon producing madness (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the wind of the body (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
wind (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
[medic.] vāta (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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