Gaurava: 16 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Gaurav.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Gaurava (गौरव):—Heavy feeling, Heaviness

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Gaurava (गौरव).—Greatness of effort; prolixity as opposed to लाघव (lāghava); cf. पर्यायशब्दानां लाघवगौरवचर्चा नाद्रियते (paryāyaśabdānāṃ lāghavagauravacarcā nādriyate) Par.Sek.Par.115; cf. also पदगौरवाद्योगविभागो गरीयान् (padagauravādyogavibhāgo garīyān) Par. Sek. Pari. 121.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

1) Gaurava (heaviness) is an Ayurvedic term.

2) Gaurava; Sanskrit term which can mean 'significant', 'honor', 'respect', 'veneration' or 'pride'.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Gaurava (गौरव) refers to the “three vanities”, according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, in the sermon of Sūri Dharmaghoṣa:—“[...] the gift of supporting dharma (dharmopagrahadāna) is five-fold: purity of giver, receiver, gift, time, and thought. [... ] That gift would have purity of receiver, whose receiver is such a man [who is] lacking in three vanities (gaurava), [...]”.

The three vanities (gauravas) are rasa (choice food), ṛddhi (riches and high position), and sāta (pleasure). Cf. Samavāyāṅgasūtra 3, p. 9a. Uttarādhyayana 31. 4.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gaurava (गौरव).—n (S) Weight or gravity. 2 m n Reputation, respectability, consequence: also honorableness (whether of persons or of business). 3 Weight, influence, authority. Ex. śrīmantājavaḷa hyācēṃ gau0 āhē. 4 Honor, respect, deference. v kara, ṭhēva, rākha. Ex. mājhēṃ tyānēṃ gau0 kēlēṃ nāhīṃ. 5 Pomp, stateliness, solemnity, dignity. 6 (Opp. to lāghava Lightness or slightness.) Grievous, laborious, disagreeable, irksome state: a grievance or a hardship. Ex. ghōḍā asatāṃ pāyēṃ cālaṇēṃ hyānta gau0 āhē.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gaurava (गौरव).—n Weight or gravity. m n Reputa- tion. Pomp. Grievous state.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaurava (गौरव).—a. [gurorbhāvaḥ karma° vā aṇ] Belonging to a Guru or teacher; गौरवं कुलम् (gauravaṃ kulam) Bhāg.1.7.46.

-vam 1 Weight, heaviness (lit.); जघन° (jaghana°) Ś.3.7; सुरेन्द्रमात्राश्रितगर्भ- गौरवात् (surendramātrāśritagarbha- gauravāt) R.3.11.

2) Importance, high value or estimation; स्वविक्रमे गौरवमादधानम् (svavikrame gauravamādadhānam) R.14.18;18.39; कार्यगौरवेण (kāryagauraveṇa) Mu.5; importance or urgent nature; U.6.7.

3) Respect, regard, consideration; पितृगौरवात् (pitṛgauravāt) Rām.7.9.14; तथापि यन्मय्यपि ते गुरुरित्यस्ति गौरवम् (tathāpi yanmayyapi te gururityasti gauravam) Śi.2.71; प्रयोजनापेक्षितया प्रभूणां प्रायश्चलं गौरवमाश्रितेषु (prayojanāpekṣitayā prabhūṇāṃ prāyaścalaṃ gauravamāśriteṣu) Ku.3.1; Amaru.23.

4) Respectability, dignity, venerableness; कोऽर्थी गतो गौरवम् (ko'rthī gato gauravam) Pt.1.146; Ms.2.145.

5) Cumbrousness.

6) (In prosody) Length (as of a syllable).

7) Depth (as of meaning); यच्चार्थतो गौरवम् (yaccārthato gauravam) Māl.1.7.

Derivable forms: gauravam (गौरवम्).

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

Gaurava (गौरव).—n.

(-vaṃ) 1. Reputation, respectability, venerableness or weight. 2. Physical weight, heaviness. E. guru heavy, respectable, &c. and aṇ affix, implying condition of being. gurorbhāvaḥ karma vā .

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

Gaurava (गौरव).—i. e. guru + a, I. adj. Relating to the spiritual teacher, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 7, 46. Ii. n. 1. Heaviness, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 4, 26. 2. Importance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 16, 47. 3. Dignity, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 145. 4. Respect, [Pañcatantra] 265. 4.

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

Gaurava (गौरव).—[adjective] relating to a Guru or teacher; [neuter] weight, heaviness, (prosodical) length; importance, gravity, authority, respect, reverence.

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

1) Gaurava (गौरव):—mfn. relating or belonging to a Guru or teacher, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 7, 46]

2) m. Name of a poisonous plant, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

3) n. ([gana] pṛthv-ādi) weight, heaviness, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

4) difficulty, [Caraka iii, 4]

5) heaviness in argumentation, cumbrousness, needless multiplication of causes, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha ii, xi f.; Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana i, 89 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) length (in prosody), [Śrutabodha] etc.

7) importance, high value or estimation, [Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

8) gravity, respectability, venerableness, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Manu-smṛti ii, 145; Mahābhārata] etc.

9) respect shown to a person (e.g. mātṛ-gauravāt, ‘out of respect for one’s mother’ [Pañcatantra]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Śakuntalā etc.]

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

Gaurava (गौरव):—(vaṃ) 1. n. Reputation; heaviness.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gaurava (गौरव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gārava, Gorava.

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Gaurava 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gaurava (गौरव) [Also spelled gaurav]:—(nm) pride, glory, honour; heaviness; —[graṃtha] a classic (work); ~[maya] glorious; hence ~[mayī] feminine form of ~[maya]; ~[śālī] glorious, dignified.

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