Agnivesha, Agniveśa, Agni-vesha: 5 definitions

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Agnivesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Agniveśa can be transliterated into English as Agnivesa or Agnivesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Agniveśa (अग्निवेश).—A Sage. He was the preceptor of Droṇa and Drupada. It is believed that he learned archery and the military arts from Sage Agastya. Droṇa had the greatest respect for this guru, Agniveśa. He was a master in the use of all weapons. There are references to this in Chapter 139, Ādi Parva of the Mahābhārata.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agniveśa (अग्निवेश).—[agnerveśa iva] Name of an ancient medical authority (caraka).

Derivable forms: agniveśaḥ (अग्निवेशः).

Agniveśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and veśa (वेश).

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

Agniveśa (अग्निवेश).—m. a proper name, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 1, 3.

Agniveśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and veśa (वेश).

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

1) Agniveśa (अग्निवेश):—[=agni-veśa] [from agni] m. Name of an ancient medical authority

2) [v.s. ...] also of other persons.

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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. 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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