Adhvana, Adhvāna: 4 definitions



Adhvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhvāna (अध्वान).—a. (na. ba) Dumb, taciturn; अक्षद्यूतजितो युधिष्ठिर इवाध्वानं गतः कोकिलः (akṣadyūtajito yudhiṣṭhira ivādhvānaṃ gataḥ kokilaḥ) Mk.5.6.

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

1) Adhvāna (अध्वान):—[from adhvan] 1. adhvāna m. = adhvan, [Mahābhārata 2].

2) [=a-dhvāna] [from adhvan] 2. a-dhvāna m. uttering no sound, silence (°naṃ gataḥ, ‘become silent’), [Mṛcchakaṭikā 1].

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Adhvāna (अध्वान):—m. = adhvan Weg, Reise: karṣitaḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 13397.] adhvani ed. Bomb.

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Adhvāna (अध्वान):—m. = adhvan Weg, Reise in gatādhvānaśrama [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 15, 45.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Adhvāna (अध्वान):—1. m. = adhvan Weg. Reise.

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Adhvāna (अध्वान):—2. m. Lautlosigkeit , das Stummsein [Mṛcchakaṭika 77,3.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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