Atavya, aka: Āṭavya; 3 Definition(s)
Atavya 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Āṭavya (आटव्य).—The people of a southern country.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 57; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 126.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
aṭavya (अटव्य).—a (aṭavī S) Extensive and dreary; vast and frightful;--used of a forest or desert: wild and howling.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Āṭavya (आटव्य).—a. See आटविक (āṭavika) (1).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Āhiṇḍ (आहिण्ड्).—1 A. To roam about, wander; आहिण्ड्यते अटव्या अटवीम् (āhiṇḍyate aṭavyā aṭavīm)...
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