from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. the Hindu god of the sky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Hindu mythology, the god of the sky, answering to the Greek Zeus and the Roman Jupiter in their simpler aspects.
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- n. Hindu god of the sky
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Nature, they afterwards fashioned other Gods, this name of Dyaus became _Dyaus pitar_, the Heaven-Father, or Lord of All; and in far later times, when the western Aryans had found their home in
The idea which had first been expressed by the pronoun or the termination of the third person, He thunders, was taken up into the word Dyaus, or sky.
The thunder came from the sky, the sky was frequently called Dyaus (the bright one), in Greek Ζεὑς; and though it was not the bright sky which thundered, but the dark, yet Dyaus had already ceased to be an expressive predicate, it had become a traditional name, and hence there was nothing to prevent an Aryan man from saying Dyaus, or the sky thunders, in Greek Ζεὑς βρουτᾶ.
The word Dyaus, which at first meant bright, had lost its radical meaning, and now meant simply sky.
'two mothers,' but when independently used the word Dyaus is male or female indifferently.
The miners are a connection to her mate Dis-Pater/Dyaus Pitar/Jupiter - see posts below.
At a very early stage, they had worshiped a Sky God called Dyaus
But like other High Gods, Dyaus was so remote that he was eventually replaced by more accessible gods, who were wholly identified with natural and cosmic forces.
Other gods are said to do the same things as part of their regular duties: Parjanya, Mitra and Varuṇa, Dyaus, dispense the rain, others the light.
So some of them, as the Ṛig-vēda proves, declared that Dyaus was the father of Indra, and others appear to have given this honour to Tvashṭā, while others regarded Tvashṭā as