Dhvan, Dhvaṇ: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhvaṇ (ध्वण्).—1 P. (dhvaṇati) To sound; cf. ध्वन् (dhvan).

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Dhvan (ध्वन्).—P.

1) also 1 P. (dhvanati, dhvanayati, dhvanita) To sound, produce or utter sounds, buzz, hum, echo, reverberate, thunder, roar; बिभिद्यमाना इव दध्वनुर्दिशः (bibhidyamānā iva dadhvanurdiśaḥ) Ki.14.46; अयं धीरं धीरं ध्वनति नवनीलो जलधरः (ayaṃ dhīraṃ dhīraṃ dhvanati navanīlo jaladharaḥ) Bv.1.6; कपिर्दध्वान मेघवत् (kapirdadhvāna meghavat) Bk.9.5;14.3; ध्वनति मधुपसमूहे श्रवणमपिदधाति (dhvanati madhupasamūhe śravaṇamapidadhāti) Gīt.5. -Caus. (dhvanayati) To cause to sound, ring (as a bell); but ध्वानयति (dhvānayati) 'to cause to articulate indistinctly.'

2) To allude, hint at.

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

Dhvaṇ (ध्वण्).—[dhvaṇa] r. 1st cl. (dhvaṇati) To sound. bhvā0 aka0 para0 seṭ .

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Dhvan (ध्वन्).—[dhvana] r. 1st cl. (dhvanati) r. 10th cl. (dhvanayati-te dhvānayati) To sound. bhvā0 pa0 aka0 seṭ . ada-curā0 ubha0 saka0 seṭ .

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

Dhvaṇ (ध्वण्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To sound.

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Dhvan (ध्वन्).—[Parasmaipada.] To cover one’s self. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. dhvānta, n. Darkness, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 21, 53.

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Dhvan (ध्वन्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To produce a sound, to roar, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 1, 25. 2. To buzz, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 315. Pteple. of the pf. pass. dhvanita, n. 1. Sound, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 43. 2. Thunder, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 12. [Causal.] and i. 10, dhvānaya, To cause to sound, to strike, Catr. 14, 223.

— With abhi abhi, To sound, to hiss, [Śiśupālavadha] 20, 13.

— With pra pra, To resound, 17, 31.

— Cf. A. S. dynan, dyne.

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

Dhvan (ध्वन्).—1. [participle] dhvānta (q.v.); [Causative] veil, cover.

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Dhvan (ध्वन्).—2. dhvanati [participle] dhvanita (q.v.) sound; [Causative] dhvanayati or dhvānayati cause to sound.

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

1) Dhvaṇ (ध्वण्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] dhvaṇati, to sound, [Dhātupāṭha xiii, 10] (cf. 2. dhvan).

2) Dhvan (ध्वन्):—1. dhvan (only [Aorist] adhvanīt), to become covered or extinguished (as anger), [Ṛg-veda] :—[Causal] a/DvAnayat [Aorist] dhvanayīt, to envelop, wrap up, darken, [ib.]

3) cf. 2. dhvānta; [Lithuanian] dumju, dumti, to cover, wrap up; [Anglo-Saxon] dvinan, dvan, to be extinguished, vanish; dun, dark-brown, dark.

4) 2. dhvan [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] dhvanati (perf. dadhvāna, dadhvanur, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]; [future] dhvaniṣyati, nitā [grammar])

—to sound, roar, make a noise, echo, reverberate, [Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to mean, imply, ([especially] [Passive voice] dhvanyate, it is meant, it is implied) :—[Causal] DvAnayati, [Dhātupāṭha] ([Aorist] adidhvanat or adadh [grammar]), to cause to sound, make resound (cf. nayat below);

dhvanayati, to allude to, hint at, [Mṛcchakaṭikā] [commentator or commentary] [Intensive] in dandhvana q.v.

5) cf. 1. dhvānta: [Lithuanian] dundéti, to sound, call; [Anglo-Saxon] dynian, to thunder.

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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. 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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