Apahnava: 10 definitions


Apahnava 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

Apahnava (अपह्नव).—

1) Concealment, hiding; concealment of one's knowledge, feelings &c. स कदाचिदुपासीन आत्मापह्नवमात्मनः (sa kadācidupāsīna ātmāpahnavamātmanaḥ) Bhāgavata 9.6.49.

2) Denial or disowning of the truth, dissimulation; °वे ज्ञः (ve jñaḥ) P.I.3.44; ज्ञातं मया ते हृदयं सखे माऽपह्नवं कृथाः (jñātaṃ mayā te hṛdayaṃ sakhe mā'pahnavaṃ kṛthāḥ) Kathāsaritsāgara 1.92.

3) Appeasing, satisfying.

4) Love, affection.

Derivable forms: apahnavaḥ (अपह्नवः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apahnava (अपह्नव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Denial or concealment of knowledge. 2. Affection. E. apa before, hnuṅ to conceal, and ac aff.

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

Apahnava (अपह्नव).—i. e. apa-hnu + a, m. 1. Denying, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 52. 2. Concealment, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 10, 92.

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

Apahnava (अपह्नव).—[masculine] hvuti [feminine] denial, concealment.

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

1) Apahnava (अपह्नव):—[=apa-hnava] [from apa-hnu] m. concealment, denial of or turning off of the truth

2) [v.s. ...] dissimulation, appeasing, satisfying, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] affection, love, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] = apa-hnuti, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Apahnava (अपह्नव):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-vaḥ) 1) Denial, concealment of knowledge; e. g. abhiyuktobhiyogasya yadi kuryādapahnavam . mithyā tattu vijānīyāduttaraṃ vyavahārataḥ ...

2) Secreting, concealment in general; compare apahāra; e. g. sādhāraṇadhanāpahnavaścauryameva.

3) Dissimulation.

4) Affection, love (this meaning perhaps arising from ‘self-denial’; comp. apalāpa). E. hnu with apa, kṛt aff. ap.

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

Apahnava (अपह्नव):—[apa-hnava] (vaḥ) 1. m. Denial.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apahnava in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apahnava (ಅಪಹ್ನವ):—

1) [noun] a wrong statement; a deceiving speech; act of lying; concealment of facts.

2) [noun] act of comforting in distress or making feel less sad; consolation.

3) [noun] friendly feeling or attitude; friendliness; the state of being friends.

4) [noun] (rhet.) a fig, of speech, in which the real character of the thing in question is denied and that of another (alien or imaginary) object is attributed to or superimposed upon it.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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