Avan, Avaṅ, Avān, Avaṇ, Avaṉ: 7 definitions


Avan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Avaṅ (अवङ्).—Substitute अव् (av) for the final ओ (o) of the word गो (go); cf. अवङ् स्फोटायनस्य (avaṅ sphoṭāyanasya), P. VI.1.123,124.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Avan in India is the name of a plant defined with Borassus flabellifer in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lontarus domestica Gaertn., nom. superfl. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Botanica Acta (1997)
· Systema Vegetabilium. (1774)
· Fl. Cochinch. (1790)
· Webbia (1914)
· Palmiers (1878)
· Taxon (1979)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avān (अवान्).—2 P. [अव-अन् (ava-an)] To breath or inhale.

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

Āvan (आवन्).—the same, [Desiderative] wish to win or attract, entice, allure.

Āvan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and van (वन्).

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

1) Avāṅ (अवाङ्):—[from avāñc] (in Sandhi for avāk).

2) Avān (अवान्):—(√an), avāniti to breathe or inhale, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv] (cf. an-avānat)

3) Āvan (आवन्):—[=ā-√van] [Ātmanepada] (2. sg. ā-vanase, [Ṛg-veda i, 140, 11]; [perfect tense] 3. sg. ā-vavne, [Ṛg-veda v, 74, 7]; [Aorist] 3. sg. -avaniṣīṣṭa, [Ṛg-veda i, 127, 7])

—to wish, desire, crave for;

—to procure.

4) [v.s. ...] (add) [Desiderative] -vivasate, to seek to win, attract, propitiate, [Ṛg-veda i, 41, 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avan (ಅವನ್):—[pronoun] the man or boy previously mentioned; that man; he; a male person referred to as being away.

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Āvan (ಆವನ್):—

1) [pronoun] (interrogatively) which man.

2) [pronoun] (relatively) that man who (has already been or going to be referred to, meant etc.).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Avaṇ (அவண்) adverb < அ. [a.]

1. There; அவ்விடம். அரைசெலா மவண மணியெலா மவண [avvidam. araisela mavana maniyela mavana] (கம்பராமாயணம் நகரப். [kambaramayanam nagarap.] 7).

2. In that manner; அவ்விதம். அற்றது மாயையு மற்றறி யவணே [avvitham. arrathu mayaiyu marrari yavane] (ஞானாமிர்தம் [gnanamirtham] 22).

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Avaṉ (அவன்) pronominal < அ. [a.] [K. avanu, M. avan.] That male person, he.

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Avaṉ (அவன்) noun Uselessness. See அவம். அவன்செய்த் திருவுடம் பலச நோற்கின்றான் [avam. avanseyth thiruvudam palasa norkinran] (கம்பராமாயணம் சூர்ப். [kambaramayanam surp.] 18).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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