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Dasyu

Dasyu
 Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary
dasyu m. ( {das}) enemy of the gods (e.g. {zambara} , {zuSNa} , {cumuri} , {dhuni} all conquered by Indra , Agni , &c.) impious man (called {a-zraddha} , {a-yajJa} , {a4-yajyu} , {a-pRnat} , {a-vrata} , {anya-vrata} , {a-karman}) , barbarian (called {a-nAs} , or {an-As} ugly-faced {adhara} inferior {a-mAnuSa} , inhuman robber (called {dhanin}) any outcast or Hindu who has become so by neglect of the essential rites not accepted as a witness {traso-} ({dasyavevRka} wolf to the Dasyu N.of a man {dasyav@sahas} violence to the Dasyu (N. of Turviti)
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