Dhvajin: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्) (lit. “one who is bearing a banner”) is a synonym (another name) for the Horse (Aśva), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्).—a. (- f.) [ध्वजोऽस्त्यस्य इनि (dhvajo'styasya ini)]

1) Bearing or carrying a flag.

2) Having as a mark.

3) Having the mark of a liquor-vessel (surābhājanacihna); सुरापानापनुत्यर्थं वालवासा जटी ध्वजी (surāpānāpanutyarthaṃ vālavāsā jaṭī dhvajī) Manusmṛti 11.93. -m.

1) A standard-bearer.

2) A distiller or vendor of spirituous liquors; Y.1.141.

3) A car, carriage, chariot.

4) A mountain.

5) A snake.

6) A peacock.

7) A horse.

8) A Brāhmaṇa.

9) A hypocrite; धर्मवैतंसिकाः क्षुद्रा मुष्णन्ति ध्वजिनो जगत् (dharmavaitaṃsikāḥ kṣudrā muṣṇanti dhvajino jagat) M.12.158.18.

-nī An army; R.7.4; Śiśupālavadha 12.66; पृथुभिर्ध्वजिनीरवैरकार्षीच्चकितोद्भ्रान्तमृगानि काननानि (pṛthubhirdhvajinīravairakārṣīccakitodbhrāntamṛgāni kānanāni) Kirātārjunīya 13.9.

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

Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्).—mfn. (-jī-jinī-ji) Having a flag or sign, &c. m. (-jī) 1. A Brahman. 2. A mountain. 3. A car or carriage. 4. A snake. 5. A horse. 6. A peacock. 7. A distiller or vender of spirituous liquors. 8. A standard bearer. 9. An armiger, one having an emblem or sign. f. (-nī) An army. E. dhvaja symbol, ini aff.

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

Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्).—i. e. dhvaja + in, I. adj., f. , Furnished with, or bearing, a flag, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 28, 32; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 92. Ii. m. 1. An ensign, Mahābhārata 1, 7765. 2. A distiller or seller of spirits, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 141.

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

Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्).—[adjective] & [masculine] = dhvajavant.

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

1) Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्):—[from dhvañj] mfn. having or bearing a banner, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) having anything as a mark ([especially] for a committed crime), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a standard-bearer, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] any one having an emblem or sign, ([especially]) a vendor of spirituous liquors, [Yājñavalkya i, 141]

5) [v.s. ...] (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a chariot

6) [v.s. ...] a mountain

7) [v.s. ...] a snake

8) [v.s. ...] a peacock

9) [v.s. ...] a horse

10) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman

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

Dhvajin (ध्वजिन्):—[(jī-jinī-ji) a.] Having a flag. m. A brāhman; a hill; a car; a snake; a horse; a peacock; a distiller. f. An army.

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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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