Ahvaya, aka: Āhvaya, Āhvāya; 3 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Āhvaya (आह्वय).—One of the names in the third marutgaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 126. I
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—

1) A name, appellation (as last member of comp.); काव्यं रामायणाह्वयम् (kāvyaṃ rāmāyaṇāhvayam) Rām.; चक्रसाह्वयम्, चरणाह्वयाः (cakrasāhvayam, caraṇāhvayāḥ); वृद्धेरप्याह्वया इमे (vṛddherapyāhvayā ime) Ak.

2) A law-suit arising from a dispute about games with animals, as cock-fighting &c.; (one of the 18 titles of law); पणपूर्वकपक्षिमेषादि- योधनं आह्वयः (paṇapūrvakapakṣimeṣādi- yodhanaṃ āhvayaḥ) Rāghavānanda on Ms.8.7.

Derivable forms: āhvayaḥ (आह्वयः).

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Āhvāya (आह्वाय).—

1) A summons.

2) A name.

Derivable forms: āhvāyaḥ (आह्वायः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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Shonitahvaya
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Gajahvaya
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Mahilahvaya
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Vyajahvaya
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Cakrahvaya
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Pratyahvaya
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Vijayahvaya
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Candrahvaya
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Himahvaya
Himāhvaya (हिमाह्वय).—camphor. -yam a lotus. Derivable forms: himāhvayaḥ (हिमाह्वयः).Himāhvaya ...
Odanahvaya
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Gardabhahvaya
Gardabhāhvaya (गर्दभाह्वय).—a white lotus. Derivable forms: gardabhāhvayam (गर्दभाह्वयम्).Garda...
Alakahvaya
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