Avahan: 4 definitions


Avahan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avahan (अवहन्).—2 P.

1) To strike, beat off, hit, kill.

2) To destroy, remove; दुरितम्, क्षुधाम्, द्विषः (duritam, kṣudhām, dviṣaḥ) &c.

3) To thresh (as rice); अवहत्य तण्डुलान् (avahatya taṇḍulān) Daśakumāracarita 132.

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

Avahan (अवहन्).—throw down, strike, hit; scare away, repel, keep off.

Avahan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ava and han (हन्).

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

Avahan (अवहन्):—[=ava-√han] ([subjunctive] 2. sg. -han, [Ṛg-veda v, 32, 1 and vi, 26, 5]; Imper. 2. [plural] -hantanā, [Ṛg-veda ii, 34, 9] Imper. 2. sg. -jahi; [imperfect tense] 2. and 3. sg. -ahan, or ahan; perf. 2. sg. -jaghantha)

—to throw down, strike, hit, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata ii, 915];—[Vedic or Veda] to drive away, expel, keep off, fend off, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.;—chiefly [Vedic or Veda] to thresh, [Ṛg-veda i, 195, 2] (p. fem. -ghnatī), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.:

—[Ātmanepada] -jighnate, to throw down, [Ṛg-veda i, 80, 5]:

—[Causal] (Pot -ghātayet) to cause to thresh, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv] :

—[Intensive] (Imper. 2. sg. -jaṅghanīhi) to drive away, fend off, [Atharva-veda v,20,8.]

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avahan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) invocation (of a deity etc.); a call; summoning..—avahan (आवाहन) is alternatively transliterated as Āvāhana.

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