Canavi, Cāṉavi: 1 definition


Canavi means something in 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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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cāṉavi (சானவி) noun < Jāhnavī. The river Ganges, as having issued from the ear of Jahnu; [சன்னு முனிவரிடத்தினின்று தோன்றியவள்] கங்கை. சன்னுவின் செவிவழி வரலா னிகரில் சானவி யெனப் பெயர் படைத்தது [[sannu munivaridathininru thonriyaval] kangai. sannuvin sevivazhi varala nigaril sanavi yenap peyar padaithathu] (கம்பராமாயணம் அகலிகை. [kambaramayanam agaligai.] 61).

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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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