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av

Sanskrit: av cl. I .P. {avati} (Imper. 2. sg. {ava} sg. {tAt} RV. viii , 2 , 3 , p. {avat} impf. avat , 2. sg. 1. {AvaH} [for 2. {AvaH} see {vR}] ; perf. 3. sg. {Ava} , 2. pl. {Ava} RV. viii , 7 , 18 , 2.sg. {Avitha} ; aor. {avit} , 2. sg. {AvIs} , {avIs} and {aviSas} , Imper. {aviSTu} , 2. sg. {aviDDhi} [once RV. ii , 17 , 8] or {aviDDh} [six times in RV.] , 2. du. {aviSTam} , 3. du. , 2. pl. {aviSTanA} RV. vii , 18 , 25 Prec. 3. sg. {avyAs} , Inf. {avitave} RV. vii , 33 , 1 ; Ved. ind. p. {AvyA} RV. i , 166 , 13) to drive , impel , animate (as a car or horse) RV. Ved.to promote , favour , (chiefly Ved.) to satisfy , refresh ; to offer (as a hymn to the gods) RV. iv , 44 , 6 to lead or bring to (dat.: {Utaye} , {vAja-sAtaye} , {kSatrAya} , {svastaye}) RV. (said of the gods) to be pleased with , like , accept favourably (as sacrifices , prayers or hymns) RV. , (chiefly said of kings or princes) to guard , defend , protect , govern (only impf. {avayat} , 2. sg. {Avayas}) to consume , devour RV. AV. VS. S3Br. [cf. Gk. $ Lat. {aveo}
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