Avivahita, Avivāhita: 7 definitions

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Avivahita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avivahit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Avivahita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Avivāhita (अविवाहित).—(Spinster). In the Mahābhārata a statement regarding spinsters and widows is seen.

"Place meat on the ground and many birds will come to it. So also men will gather round the woman who is having no husband." (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 158, Stanza 12).

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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

[«previous next»] — Avivahita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avivāhita (अविवाहित).—a (S) Unmarried.

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

avivāhita (अविवाहित).—a Unmarried.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avivahita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avivāhita (अविवाहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Unmarried. E. a neg. and vivāhita married.

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

Avivāhita (अविवाहित):—[a-vivāhita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unmarried.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avivahita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avivāhita (अविवाहित) [Also spelled avivahit]:—(a and nm) unmarried; bachelor, celibate; hence; ~[] (a and nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avivahita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avivāhita (ಅವಿವಾಹಿತ):—[adjective] not married; remaining unmarried.

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Avivāhita (ಅವಿವಾಹಿತ):—[noun] a man who is not married; a bachelor.

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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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