Avahan: 4 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: 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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Starts with: Avahana, Avahanaka, Avahanamgey, Avahanamudra, Avahanamudre, Avahanana, Avahanavidhana, Avahanavisarjana, Avahane, Avahanegai, Avahanegey, Avahanem, Avahani, Avahaniyagni, Avahantar, Avahantri.
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