Hastina, Hāstina: 9 definitions


Hastina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Aspects of Bengal society: Ship-building and commerce

Hastina is the name of an ancient city mentioned by the author of the Kavikankan’s Chandikāvya pp. 195-202.—Accordingly, after the performance of the usual ceremonies before sailing, the merchant Dhanapati passed the following places: [...]—all by the side of the Ganges. Then he reached the very celebrated inland port of Bengal known as Saptagram near the Tribeni. The poet here incidentally praised this port and gave it a superiour place among the following ports and places: [e.g., Hastina, etc...]. According to the poet the merchants of the above places visit Saptagram but the merchants of Saptagram do never visit those ports and places.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hāstina (हास्तिन).—a S Relating to the elephant, elephantine.

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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

Hastina (हस्तिन).—Name of Hastināpura, q. v. -a. Having the depth of an elephant (as water); सरस्तलं हास्तिनम् (sarastalaṃ hāstinam) Daśakumāracarita 2.7.

Derivable forms: hastinam (हस्तिनम्).

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

Hāstina (हास्तिन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) Elephantine, large, as big as an elephant, &c. n.

(-naṃ) Hastinapur, or ancient Delhi. E. hastin a solvereign, (founder of the city,) or an elephant, aṇ aff. or derivation or abundance.

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

Hāstina (हास्तिन).—i. e. hastin + a, I. adj. As big as an elephant. Ii. n. Hastināpura.

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

Hāstina (हास्तिन).—[adjective] belonging or relating to an elephant, so big or high.

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

1) Hastīna (हस्तीन):—[from hasta] See antar-h, p.43.[column]3.

2) Hāstina (हास्तिन):—[from hasta] mfn. belonging to an elephant, [Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] having the depth of an elephant (as water), [Daśakumāra-carita]

4) [v.s. ...] n. = next, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Hāstina (हास्तिन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Ancient Dehli.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hastina 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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