Drauṇi, Drauni, Drauṇī: 8 definitions


Drauṇi 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Drauṇi (द्रौणि).—See Droṇi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 12.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Drauṇi (द्रौणि) refers to the “son of Droṇa”, according to the Mahābhārata 10.8.64–68.—Accordingly, “Good sir, they saw her, Kālarātri, standing, smiling, alone, blue-black in hue, with red mouth and eyes, garlands and unguents of crimson, red robes, a noose in one hand, a peacock feather [in her hair], binding men, horses and elephants with her horrifying fetters while she stood, capturing many headless ghosts trapped in her noose, leading those asleep in their dreams to other Nights. And at all times the best soldiers saw the son of Droṇa (drauṇi) slaughtering. From the time when the battle between the Kuru and Pāṇḍava armies began, they saw [both] that evil spirit and the son of Droṇa. The son of Droṇa later felled those who had first been struck by this divinity [Kālarātri], terrorizing all creatures while shouting out ferocious bellows”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Drauṇi (द्रौणि).—An epithet of Aśvatthāman; यद् रामेण कृतं तदेव कुरुते द्रौणायनिः क्रोधनः (yad rāmeṇa kṛtaṃ tadeva kurute drauṇāyaniḥ krodhanaḥ) Ve.3.31.

Derivable forms: drauṇiḥ (द्रौणिः).

See also (synonyms): drauṇāyana, drauṇāyani.

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Drauṇī (द्रौणी).—

1) A tub, trough; शैला द्रौणीभिराक्रीडं सर्वर्तुषु गुणान् द्रुमाः (śailā drauṇībhirākrīḍaṃ sarvartuṣu guṇān drumāḥ) Bhāgavata 7.4.18.

2) A valley.

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

Drauṇi (द्रौणि).—[masculine] Aśvatthāman, the son of Droṇa.

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

1) Drauṇi (द्रौणि):—[from drauṇa > droṇa] m. idem, [Pāṇini 4-1, 103; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Vyāsa in a future Dvāpara, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) Drauṇī (द्रौणी):—[from drauṇa > droṇa] ([Mahābhārata v, 2119]) [wrong reading] for droṇī.

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Drauṇi in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Drauṇi (ದ್ರೌಣಿ):—[noun] = ದ್ರೋಣಿ - [droni -] 1.

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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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