Dhavana, Dhāvana: 19 definitions

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Dhavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dhavan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Dhāvana (धावन):—Fleeing

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Dhāvanā (धावना) refers to one of the five kinds of Vāsa, a class of Yellow-eyed Hawks (known as the Pāṭalākṣa division), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the yellow-eyed division of hawks]: “There are four kinds of Vāsa. [...] The Dhāvanās are spare in body and delicate in make, but are swift in flight”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhāvana : (nt.) running.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dhāvana, (nt.) (Sk. dhāvana) running, galloping J.II, 431; Miln.351. (Page 341)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhāvaṇa (धावण) [or णी, ṇī].—f (Verbal of dhāvaṇēṃ) Running, a run, esp. a run in pursuit (as of a thief), a chase, or the running of a multitude. v lāga, suṭa. 2 The pursuing or chasing band, commonly dhāvaṇēṃ.

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dhāvana (धावन).—n S Running. Ex. mhaṇuni paśupāḷī māṃ- ḍilēṃ dhāvanātēṃ. 2 Washing, cleaning, purifying.

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

dhāvana (धावन).—n Running. Washing, purifying.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhāvana (धावन).—[dhāv-bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Running, galloping.

2) Flowing.

3) Attacking.

4) Cleansing, purifying, rubbing, washing off.

5) Rubbing with anything.

Derivable forms: dhāvanam (धावनम्).

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

Dhāvana (धावन).—nt., causing to wash, having washed (a monk's robe, by a nun unrelated to him; compare Pali Vin. iii.206.20—22): Mahāvyutpatti 8388; compare also [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 491.8 and Mahāvyutpatti 9258 dhāvayet (caus. of dhāv-, wash; recorded in [Boehtlingk and Roth], tho the meaning assigned is that of the non-caus.).

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

Dhāvana (धावन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Going, motion. 2. Cleansing, purifying. f. (-niḥ or ) A sort of creeping plant, (Hedysarum lagopodioides.) E. dhāv to go to cleanse, affix lyuṭ or ani fem. affix ṅīp.

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

Dhāvana (धावन).—[dhāv + ana], n. 1. An attack, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 1, 114. 2. Rubbing, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 152. 3. Washing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 57 Gorr.

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

Dhāvana (धावन).—1. [neuter] running, galloping; onset, assault.

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Dhāvana (धावन).—2. (adj. —° & [neuter]) rubbing.

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

1) Dhāvana (धावन):—[from dhāv] 1. dhāvana n. running, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] galloping, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] attack, assault, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [from dhāv] 2. dhāvana mfn. See bila-

5) [v.s. ...] n. washing, cleansing, rubbing off or in [Suśruta; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. manaḥśilā-candana-dh and mīna-dh-toya)

6) [v.s. ...] having a garment washed by a man that is not one’s kin, [Buddhist literature]

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

Dhāvana (धावन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Going; cleansing. f. (niḥ-nī) A creeper, Hedysarum.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dhāvana (धावन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dhavaṇa, Dhāvaṇa, Dhuvaṇa, Dhoaṇa.

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Dhavana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhāvana (धावन) [Also spelled dhavan]:—(nm) (the act or process of) running; run; —[patha] runway.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Dhavaṇa (धवण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhāvana.

2) Dhāvaṇa (धावण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dhāvana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhāvana (ಧಾವನ):—

1) [noun] a cleaning, cleansing; a washing.

2) [noun] the act or an instance or moving, passing or advancing rapidly; a running.

3) [noun] the act of flowing; flow.

4) [noun] a falling upon; an attack; an inroad.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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