Elukayavan, aka: Elukayāvan, Eluka-yavan; 1 Definition(s)


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[Elukayavan in Sanskrit glossaries]

Elukayāvan (एलुकयावन्).—a. going with horses or granting desires, going quickly. -m. Name of Viṣṇu. 2. [eva] ind. This particle is most frequently used to strengthen and emphasize the idea expressed by a word :-(1) Just, quite, exactly; एवमेव (evameva) quite so, just so; (2) same, very, identical; अर्थोष्मणा विरहितः पुरुषः स एव (arthoṣmaṇā virahitaḥ puruṣaḥ sa eva) Bh.2.4 that very man; (3) only, alone, merely, (implying exclusion); सा तथ्यमेवाभिहिता भवेन (sā tathyamevābhihitā bhavena) Ku.3.63 only the truth, nothing but the truth; so नाम्नैव, स एव वीरः (nāmnaiva, sa eva vīraḥ) he alone (and not others); (4) already; गत एव न ते निवर्तते (gata eva na te nivartate) Ku.4.3; (5) scarcely, the moment, as soon as; chiefly with participles; उपस्थि- तेयं कल्याणी नाम्नि कीर्तित एव यत् (upasthi- teyaṃ kalyāṇī nāmni kīrtita eva yat) R.1.87 as soon as the name was uttered; इति चिन्तयन्नेव (iti cintayanneva) while just thinking &c; (6) also, likewise; तथैव (tathaiva) so also; (7) like, as (showing similarity); श्रीस्त एव मेस्तु (śrīsta eva mestu) G. M. (= tava iva); and (8) generally to emphasize a statement; भवितव्यमेव तेन (bhavitavyameva tena) U.4 it will (surely) take place. It is also said to imply the senses of (9) detraction; (1) diminution (11) command; (12) restraint; or (13) used merely as an expletive. (This particle is used in the Vedas in the senses of so, just so, like, indeed, truly, really) (14) Again; एवशब्दश्च पुनरित्यस्मिन्नर्थे भविष्यति । यथा क्षीरेण भुक्त्त्वा देवदत्तः क्षीरेणैव भुञ्जीतेति । भुञ्जीतैवेति पुनरिति गम्यते (evaśabdaśca punarityasminnarthe bhaviṣyati | yathā kṣīreṇa bhukttvā devadattaḥ kṣīreṇaiva bhuñjīteti | bhuñjītaiveti punariti gamyate) | ŚB. on MS.1.8.36.

Elukayāvan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eluka and yāvan (यावन्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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