Adhvagantavya, Adhvan-gantavya: 3 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhvagantavya (अध्वगन्तव्य).—[ṣa. ta.] measure of length applicable to roads; कालभावा- ध्वगन्तव्यः (kālabhāvā- dhvagantavyaḥ) Mahābhārata Vārt. on P.1.4.51.

Derivable forms: adhvagantavyaḥ (अध्वगन्तव्यः).

Adhvagantavya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhvan and gantavya (गन्तव्य). See also (synonyms): adhvagatyanta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhvagantavya (अध्वगन्तव्य):—[=adhva-gantavya] [from adhva > adhvan] m. measure of length applicable to roads.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhvagantavya (अध्वगन्तव्य):—[karmadharaya compound] m.

(-vyaḥ) Measure of distance, as a Krośa, a Yojana &c. E. adhvan and gantavya; an irregular compound, instead of gantavyādhvan.

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