Arnava, aka: Arṇava; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Arṇava (अर्णव).—(Arbuda, Wilson); a sacred place. (?)*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 29.
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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Arṇava (अर्णव) refers to one of the eight kinds of daṇḍaka according to Kavikarṇapūra (C. 16th century) in his Vṛttamālā 61. Kavikarṇapūra was an exponent on Sanskrit metrics belongs to Kāmarūpa (modern Assam). Accordingly, “If there exist nine ra-s after two na-s, then it is Arṇava”.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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India history and geogprahy

Arṇava.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’. Note: arṇava is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

arṇava (अर्णव).—m S The ocean: also a sea.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arṇava (अर्णव).—m The ocean, a sea.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Arṇava (अर्णव).—a. Being agitated, foaming, restless (Ved.); full of water (Sāy.); ततः समुद्रो अर्णवः (tataḥ samudro arṇavaḥ) Sandhyā; यात्येव यमुना पूर्णं समुद्रमुदकार्णवम् (yātyeva yamunā pūrṇaṃ samudramudakārṇavam) Rām.2.15.19.

-vaḥ [arṇāṃsi santi yasmin, arṇas-va salopaḥ P.V.2.19 Vārt.]

1) A stream, flood, wave.

2) The (foaming) sea, ocean; पराहतः शैल इवार्णवाम्बुभिः (parāhataḥ śaila ivārṇavāmbubhiḥ) Ki.14.1. (fig. also), Bhāg.4. 22.4; शोक° (śoka°) ocean of grief; so चिन्ता° (cintā°); जन° (jana°) ocean of men; संसारार्णवलङ्घनम् (saṃsārārṇavalaṅghanam) Bh.3.1. &c. also नृणामेको गम्यस्त्वमसि पयसामर्णव इवशिवमहिम्रस्तोत्र (nṛṇāmeko gamyastvamasi payasāmarṇava ivaśivamahimrastotra) of पुष्पदन्ताचार्य (puṣpadantācārya).

3) The ocean of air.

4) Name of a metre.

5) Name of the sun or Indra (as givers of water).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arṇava (अर्णव).—m.

(-vaḥ) The ocean. E. arṇas water, va affix, and sa is dropped: the ṇa in this and similar words is optionally doubled, as arṇṇava, &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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