Avacina, Avācīna: 3 definitions


Avacina 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avachina.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Avācīna (अवाचीन).—The son born to Jayatsena, a King of the Pūru dynasty, by his wife Śuśrāva the princess of Vidarbha. To him was born Ariha of Maryādā the princess of Vidarbha. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Stanzas 17 and 18).

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avācīna (अवाचीन).—a. [avāc-kha vibhāṣāñcāderadikstriyām P.V.4.8]

1) Downward, headlong.

2) Southern.

3) Descended, gone down.

4) See अवाक्शिरस (avākśirasa); दुर्योधनमवाचीनं राज्य- कामुकमातुरम् (duryodhanamavācīnaṃ rājya- kāmukamāturam) Mb.8.8.17.

5) Base, evil (deed); यस्मै देवाः प्रयच्छन्ति पुरुषाय पराभवम् । बुद्धिं तस्यापकर्षन्ति सोऽवाचीनानि पश्यति (yasmai devāḥ prayacchanti puruṣāya parābhavam | buddhiṃ tasyāpakarṣanti so'vācīnāni paśyati) || Mb.5.34.81.

6) Unfavourable.

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

Avācīna (अवाचीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. South, southern. 2. Downlooked, headlong. 3. Descended, gone down. E. avāc and kha aff.

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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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