sindhu सिन्धु

Definition: In the Rigveda and the Atharvaveda often means 'stream' merely (cf. Sapta Sindhavah), but it has also the more exact sense of ‘the stream’ par excellence, ‘the Indus.’ The name is, however, rarely mentioned after the period of the Samhitās, always then occurring in such a way as to suggest distance. The horses from the Indus (saindhaυa) were famous. See Saindhava. Cf. also Sarasvatī.

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