Gaveshana, Gavesana, Gaveṣaṇa: 17 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Gaveṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Gavesana or Gaveshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण).—A son of Citraka and father of two sons.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 114, 259: Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 113.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 184: Matsya-purāṇa 46. 19: 47. 22: Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 250.
- 2) Vā 96. 181-2.
1c) A son of Aśvinī and Akrūra.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 45. 32.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
gavesana : (nt.) search; seeking. || gavesanā (f.), search; seeking.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Gavesana, search for PvA.185. (Page 247)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gavēṣaṇa (गवेषण).—n f S Research, investigation, study.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
gavēṣaṇa (गवेषण).—n f Investigation, research.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण).—a. Ved.
1) Desiring ardently.
2) Desirous of combat; अभिमातिषाहो गवेषणः (abhimātiṣāho gaveṣaṇaḥ) Av.5.2.11.
-ṇam, -ṇā Search or inquiry after anything; सखि किमर्थगवेषणया गिरम् (sakhi kimarthagaveṣaṇayā giram) (kirati) N.4.17.
Derivable forms: gaveṣaṇam (गवेषणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Gaveṣaṇā (गवेषणा).—(= AMg. gavesaṇā; Sanskrit Lex. id., and Sanskrit °ṇa, nt.), search, inquiring, inquiry: Lalitavistara 182.21 (verse; final metrical(ly) indifferent) paripṛcchatā kiṃ kuśalaṃ gaveṣaṇā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ-ṇā) Research, inquiry after any thing, (physical or philosophical, &c.) E. gaveṣa to inquire, affix yuc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण).—i. e. gaveṣ + ana, n. Search, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 21, 85.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण).—[adjective] eager, desirous, [especially] of combat.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण):—[=gav-eṣaṇa] [from gav] a mfn. desiring ardently or fervently, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] desirous of combat, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda v, 20, 11]
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Vṛṣṇi, [Mahābhārata i, 6999; Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] n. seeking after, searching for, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 109, 40; Kathāsaritsāgara xxi, lxxxvi]
5) Gaveṣaṇā (गवेषणा):—[=gav-eṣaṇā] [from gav-eṣaṇa > gav] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण):—[=gav-eṣaṇa] [from gaveśa] b etc. See gav.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaveṣaṇa (गवेषण):—[(ṇaṃ-ṇā)] 1. n. f. Research.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Gaveṣaṇā (गवेषणा):—(nf) research, investigation.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Gavesaṇa (गवेसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gaveṣaṇa.
2) Gavesaṇā (गवेसणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gaveṣaṇā.
2) Gavesaṇā has the following synonyms: Gavesaṇayā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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