Dantapavana, Danta-pavana: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dantapavana (दन्तपवन).—Cleaning the teeth with sticks of six trees like the aśvattha and the banyan; part of Kṛṣṇāṣṭamī vrata.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 56. 8.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a tooth-brush.
2) cleaning or washing the teeth.
Derivable forms: dantapavanam (दन्तपवनम्).
Dantapavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms danta and pavana (पवन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) A dentifrice, or any thing taken to clean the teeth. E. danta, and pavana purifying. dantaṃ punāti anena pū karaṇe lyuṭ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dantapavana (दन्तपवन).—n. A small piece of wood for cleaning the teeth with.
Dantapavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms danta and pavana (पवन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dantapavana (दन्तपवन):—[=danta-pavana] [from danta] n. ‘tooth-cleaner’, a small piece of wood (= -kāṣṭha), [Caraka i, 5; Suśruta iv, 24.]
2) Dantapāvana (दन्तपावन):—[=danta-pāvana] [from danta] n. = -dhāva, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha ii, 45.]
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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