Kimvadanti, Kiṃvadanti, Kim-vadanti, Kiṃvadantī, Kimvadamti: 8 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kimvadanti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kiṃvadanti (किंवदन्ति) or Kiṃvadantī (किंवदन्ती).—f. rumour, report; स किंवदन्तीं वदतां पुरोगः (sa kiṃvadantīṃ vadatāṃ purogaḥ) (papraccha) R.14.31. मत्संबन्धात्कश्मला किंवदन्ती (matsaṃbandhātkaśmalā kiṃvadantī) Uttararāmacarita 1.42; Uttararāmacarita 1.4.

Kiṃvadanti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kim and vadanti (वदन्ति).

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

Kiṃvadanti (किंवदन्ति).—f.

(-ntiḥ) Rumour, report. E. kiṃ what, vad to say, and jhic Unadi affix, or with jhac and ṅīṣ affixes kiṃvadantī.

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

Kiṃvadantī (किंवदन्ती).—i. e. kim-vadantī (participle pres. f. of vad), f. Report, [Hitopadeśa] 39, 7.

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

1) Kiṃvadantī (किंवदन्ती):—[=kiṃ-vadantī] [from kiṃ-vadanta > kiṃ > kim] f. ([Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 50]) ‘what do they say?’ the common saying or rumour, report, tradition, tale, [Prabodha-candrodaya; Dhūrtasamāgama; Hitopadeśa]

2) Kiṃvadanti (किंवदन्ति):—[=kiṃ-vadanti] [from kiṃ > kim] f. = -vadantī before, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kimvadanti (किम्वदन्ति):—[kimva-danti] (ntiḥ) 2. f. Rumour.

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

Kiṃvadantī (किंवदन्ती) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kiṃvayaṃtī.

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Kimvadanti in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kimvadanti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kiṃvadaṃti (ಕಿಂವದಂತಿ):—[noun] idle talk and rumours, usu. without a solid base.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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