Dantapavana, Danta-pavana: 5 definitions

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Dantapavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dantapavana in Purana glossary
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.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dantapavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dantapavana (दन्तपवन).—

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

Dantapavana (दन्तपवन).—n.

(-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.]

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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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