Arvak, Arvāk, Ārvāk: 5 definitions



Arvak 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Arvāk (अर्वाक्).—The 25th Vedavyāsa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 123.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arvāk (अर्वाक्).—ad S Before; previously to; in a time within or anterior to (a given date).

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārvāk (आर्वाक्).—ind. After, afterward; behind.

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

Ārvāk (आर्वाक्) or Ārvvāk.—ind. 1. After, afterwards. 2. Behind. E. arvāk and aṇ pleonastic aff.

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

1) Arvāk (अर्वाक्):—[from arvāc] ind. ([gana] svar-ādi q.v.) hither, (opposite to parāk, paras, parastāt), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] (with [ablative] [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.; with [instrumental case] [Ṛg-veda x, 129, 6; Atharva-veda]) on this side, from a certain point, before, after

3) [v.s. ...] on the lower side, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

4) [v.s. ...] (with [locative case]) within, near, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] ([varia lectio])

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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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