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Dasyu

[ duhs-yoo ]
/ ˈdʌs yu /
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noun Hinduism.

a member of the Asuras, survivors of the ancient culture of Harappa: defeated by Indra.

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Origin of Dasyu

From the Sanskrit word dasyu
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Example sentences from the Web for Dasyu

  • Dasyu and Dasa are “applied in many passages of the Rigveda to superhuman enemies”.

    Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
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