Dhanvan: 9 definitions


Dhanvan 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

1) Dhanvan (धन्वन्, ‘bow’) is found frequently in the Rigveda and later. It also occurs in the compounds iṣu-dhanva, ‘bow and arrow’, ājya-dhanva, ‘having clarified butter for its bow’, adhijya-dhanva, ‘bow with string fixed’, etc. Cf. Dhanus.

2. Dhanvan (धन्वन्, ‘desert’) is repeatedly mentioned in the Rigveda1 and later.2 Death from thirst in the desert was not rare, and the value of a spring in the desert was fully appreciated. The great desert east of the Sindhu (Indus) and the Śutudrī (Sutlej) is possibly referred to in one hymn of the Rigveda.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanvan (धन्वन्).—m., n.

1) A dry soil, desert, waste: एवं धन्वनि चम्पकस्य सकले संहारहेतावपि (evaṃ dhanvani campakasya sakale saṃhārahetāvapi) Bv.1.31; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.175.5.

2) Shore, firm land.

3) The sky.

4) A bow; किमात्मभव- धन्वना यदि सुसंयुताः कुन्तलाः (kimātmabhava- dhanvanā yadi susaṃyutāḥ kuntalāḥ) Mv.6.9.

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

Dhanvan (धन्वन्).—mn.

(-nvā-nvaṃ) A bow. m.

(-nvā) A country scantily supplied with water, a desert, a waste. n.

(-nvaṃ) A firm spot, land, ground. E. dhanvi Sautra root, to go or move, (by or on which,) and kanin Unadi affix; also with ac affix dhanva.

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Dhanvan (धन्वन्).—m.

(-nvaḥ) A medicinal plant, commonly called D'haminiya or D'hamin.

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

Dhanvan (धन्वन्).—I. (a curtailed form of dhanvant, cf. dhanus), n. A bow; in the classic language almost always latter part of comp. adj. or sbst. derived from adjectives, e. g. udyata- (vb. yam), adj. With raised bow, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 91, 10 Gorr. kusuma-, puṣpa-, m. Kāma, the god of love (properly, adj. Having a bow made of flowers), [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 72, 11. gāṇḍīva-, m. A name of Arjuna, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 49. Ii. m. and n. A country scantily supplied with water, a desert, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 70 (v. r.).

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

Dhanvan (धन्वन्).—1. [neuter] bow (later mostly —°).

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Dhanvan (धन्वन्).—2. [neuter] [masculine] dry land, desert, shore.

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

1) Dhanvan (धन्वन्):—[from dhanv] n. a bow, [Ṛg-veda] etc. ([especially] ifc.; cf. asthi-, ugra-, kṣipraetc., and, [Pāṇini 5-4, 132 etc.; Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 67])

2) [v.s. ...] rain-bow, [Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra i, 4]

3) [v.s. ...] the sign of the zodiac Sagittarius, [Jyotiṣa]

4) [v.s. ...] (also m.) dry soil, shore (samudasya; cf. dhanu)

5) [v.s. ...] a desert, a waste, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

6) [v.s. ...] m. Alhagi Maurorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a country, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (Cf. dhanu, nus.)

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

Dhanvan (धन्वन्):—[(nvā-nvaṃ)] 5. m. 1. n. A bow. m. A desert. n. Terra firma.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhanvan in German

context information

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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