Dhavana, Dhāvana: 10 definitions



Dhavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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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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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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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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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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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]

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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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