Avrana, Avraṇa: 12 definitions


Avrana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Avraṇa (अव्रण) means “faultless”, according to the Ghaṭikāyantraghaṭanāvidhi, an unpublished manuscript describing the ritual connected with the setting up of the water clock and its invocation.—Accordingly, “[...] Now the characteristics of the ground on which the water clock is to be set up. On a ground, sloped to the east and north,58 which has been smeared with cow-dung, a vessel called kuṇḍa, faultless (avraṇa) and auspicious, should be placed ... upon grains of rice and should be encircled with thread dyed in saffron; then it should be filled with clear water. The water clock (i.e. the bowl) should be placed on the placid water in the basin, when the Sun’s orb is half visible, after worshipping Gaṇeśa and the Sun, and after bowing to the teacher and to the personal deity. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avraṇa (अव्रण).—a (a & vraṇa) Free from sores or diseases--a person: void of flaw or blemish--pitchers &c.

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

avraṇa (अव्रण).—a Free from sores or diseases. Unblemished.

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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

Avraṇa (अव्रण).—a. Without wounds or scars or rents, unhurt, sound.

-ṇam One of the four diseases of the eye.

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

Avraṇa (अव्रण).—(a-vraṇa), see vraṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avraṇa (अव्रण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Sound, unhert, unscarred. E. a neg. vraṇa a wound.

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

Avraṇa (अव्रण).—adj. 1. without any fracture, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 47. 2. without a wound or perceivable injury, [Suśruta] 2, 311, 13(?).

Avraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and vraṇa (व्रण).

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

Avraṇa (अव्रण).—[adjective] having no wound, scar, or blemish.

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

1) Avraṇa (अव्रण):—[=a-vraṇa] mf(ā)n. unhurt, unscarred, sound, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xl, 8; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] (generally said of bows, swords, sticks etc.) without rents or splinters or notches, entire, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Avraṇa (अव्रण):—[a-vraṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Unscarred.

[Sanskrit to German]

Avrana 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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