Kanvasakhin, Kaṇvasakhin, Kanva-sakhin, Kanvashakhin: 2 definitions
Kanvasakhin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kaṇvasakhin (कण्वसखिन्).—a. Ved. a friend of the Kaṇvas, friendly disposed to them; स इदग्निः कण्वतमः कण्वसखा (sa idagniḥ kaṇvatamaḥ kaṇvasakhā) Rv.1.115.5.
Kaṇvasakhin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṇva and sakhin (सखिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāṇvaśākhin (काण्वशाखिन्):—[=kāṇva-śākhin] [from kāṇva] m. a follower of the Kāṇva branch of the Veda.
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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