Avartana, Āvartana: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āvartana (आवर्तन).—An upadvīpa to Jambūdvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 30.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āvartana (आवर्तन).—n Turning. Reading through; studying.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avartana (अवर्तन).—a. Destitute of livelihood.

-nam 1 Want of livelihood.

2) Non-existence.

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Āvartana (आवर्तन).—a.

1) Turning round or towards.

2) Revolving.

-nam 1 Turning round; returning, revolution.

2) Circular motion, gyration.

3) Churning or stirring up anything in fusion.

4) Melting together, fusion, alligation (said of metals).

5) Mid-day, the time when shadows are cast in an opposite direction.

6) Repeating, doing over and over again.

7) Study, practising.

8) A year; आवर्तनानि चत्वारि (āvartanāni catvāri) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.17.25.

-naḥ 1 Viṣṇu.

2) Name of an उपद्वीप (upadvīpa) in the जन्बुद्वीप (janbudvīpa).

-nī 1 a crucible.

2) a spoon, ladle.

3) magic art; विद्यामावर्तनीं पुण्यामावर्तयति स द्विजः (vidyāmāvartanīṃ puṇyāmāvartayati sa dvijaḥ) Rām.7.88.2. (sāṃgrahaṇī vidyā.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āvartana (आवर्तन).—nt., (1) wandering, straying about (= Pali āvattana; in Sanskrit not after Rig Veda.): Mahāvyutpatti 6868 (= skor ba; followed by parivartanam); Divyāvadāna 194.6 adrākṣīc Chakro …taṃ devaputram atyarthaṃ pṛthivyām āvartanaṃ parivartantam; (2) devious winding, with implication of deceptive, wily movements (= Pali āvaṭṭana): Daśabhūmikasūtra 72.1 sarvamārapathāvartana-vivartanajñānānugataḥ, pursuing knowledge of all the devious windings and turnings-back of the paths of Māra.

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

Āvartana (आवर्तन).—[adjective] turning round (tr. & [intransitive]); [neuter] turn, return.

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

1) Āvartana (आवर्तन):—[=ā-vartana] [from ā-vṛt] mfn. turning round or towards

2) [v.s. ...] revolving, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] n. turning, turning round, returning, [Ṛg-veda x, 19, 4; 5]

4) [v.s. ...] circular motion, gyration, churning, stirring anything in fusion

5) [v.s. ...] melting metals together, alligation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] the time when the sun begins to cast shadows towards the east or when shadows are cast in an opposite direction, noon

7) [v.s. ...] year, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] repeating, doing over again

9) [v.s. ...] study, practising, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an Upa-dvīpa in Jambu-dvīpa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āvartanā (आवर्तना) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṭṭaṇā, Āvaṭṭaṇā.

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Avartana in German

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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

Āvartana (ಆವರ್ತನ):—

1) [noun] rotation a) a rotating or being rotated; b) the spinning motion around the axis of a celestial body; c) regular and recurring succession of changes; frequency.

2) [noun] water in rapid, violent, whirling motion caused by two meeting currents, by winds meeting tides, etc. and tending to form a circle into which floating objects are drawn; a whirlpool.

3) [noun] anything like a whirlpool, as in violent motion.

4) [noun] a turning oneself in the air and standing erect on ground, a particular stance in wrestling.

5) [noun] the act or process of mixing metals to form an alloy.

6) [noun] repeated mental or physical action for the purpose of learning or acquiring proficiency; practice.

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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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