Apravina, Apravīṇa: 5 definitions


Apravina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apravīṇa (अप्रवीण).—a (S) Unknowing, unconversant with, inerudite.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Apravīṇa (अप्रवीण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Unskilful. E. a neg. pravīṇa skilful.

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

Apravīṇa (अप्रवीण):—[=a-pravīṇa] mfn. unskilful.

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

Apravīṇa (अप्रवीण):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇam) Unskilful; e. g. in Patanjali (on Pāṇini): dṛśyante hi kṛtaprayatnāścāpravīṇā akṛtaprayatnāśca pravīṇāḥ; or Mitākṣ. (on Yājnav.): apravīṇaprājakapreritairdaṃṣṭribhiḥ śṛṅgibhirgavādibhirbadhyamānaṃ &c. E. a neg. and pravīṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apravina in German

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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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