Evan, Evaṇ, Evaṉ, Ēvaṉ: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Evaṇ (எவண்) adverb < எ³. [e³.]

1. Where; எவ்வி டம். எவண் படர்ந்தனளென [evvi dam. evan padarnthanalena] (காஞ்சிப்புராணம் கழுவாய். [kanchippuranam kazhuvay.] 91).

2. How; எப்படி. ஒன்றுபலபோல நின்றியல் பெவ ணெனின் [eppadi. onrupalapola ninriyal peva nenin] (ஞானாமிர்தம் [gnanamirtham] 56, 35).

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Evaṉ (எவன்) interrogative pron. < எ³ [] + அன் [an] suffix person masculine Which man; யாவன். [yavan.]

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Evaṉ (எவன்) < idem. impersonal interrogative pron. What, used in both numbers; யாது, யாவை. வானுயர் தோற்ற மெவன்செய்யும் [yathu, yavai. vanuyar thorra mevanseyyum] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 272). — adverb

1. How, in what manner; எவ்வண்ணம். அருளோனாவதை யெவனோ [evvannam. arulonavathai yevano] (ஞானாமிர்தம் [gnanamirtham] 46, 6).

2. Why; ஏன். [en.] — interjection An exclamation of wonder or pity; அதிசய விரக்கச் சொல். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [athisaya virakkas sol. (sudamaninigandu)]

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Ēvaṉ (ஏவன்) pronominal < ஏ¹ [] Who? யாவன். [yavan.]

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