मेरु

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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

मेरु (merum

  1. Name of a fabulous mountain, regarded as the Olympus of Hindu mythology and said to form the central point of jambu-dvīpa-. All the planets revolve round it and it is compared to the cup or seed-vessel of a lotus, the leaves of which are formed by the different dvi1pa-s q.v. The river Ganges falls from heaven on its summit, and flows thence to the surrounding worlds in four streams. The regents of the four quarters of the compass occupy the corresponding faces of the mountain, the whole of which consists of gold and gems. Its summit is the residence of Brahma, and a place of meeting for the gods, rishis, gandharvas etc. When not regarded as a fabulous mountain, it appears to mean the highland of Tartary north of the Himalayas.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine u-stem declension of मेरु (meru)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative मेरुः
meruḥ
मेरू
merū
मेरवः
meravaḥ
Vocative मेरो
mero
मेरू
merū
मेरवः
meravaḥ
Accusative मेरुम्
merum
मेरू
merū
मेरून्
merūn
Instrumental मेरुणा / मेर्वा¹
meruṇā / mervā¹
मेरुभ्याम्
merubhyām
मेरुभिः
merubhiḥ
Dative मेरवे / मेर्वे²
merave / merve²
मेरुभ्याम्
merubhyām
मेरुभ्यः
merubhyaḥ
Ablative मेरोः / मेर्वः²
meroḥ / mervaḥ²
मेरुभ्याम्
merubhyām
मेरुभ्यः
merubhyaḥ
Genitive मेरोः / मेर्वः²
meroḥ / mervaḥ²
मेर्वोः
mervoḥ
मेरूणाम्
merūṇām
Locative मेरौ
merau
मेर्वोः
mervoḥ
मेरुषु
meruṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
  • ²Less common

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