Manavakan, Māṇavakaṉ: 1 definition

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Māṇavakaṉ (மாணவகன்) noun < māṇavaka.

1. Celibate student; பிரமசாரி. பொச்ச மொழுகு மாணவகன் [piramasari. pocha mozhugu manavagan] (பெரியபுராணம் சண்டேசுர. [periyapuranam sandesura.] 40).

2. Pupil, scholar; religious student; படிக்கும் சீடன். ஆசான் முன்னே துயில் மாணவகரை [padikkum sidan. asan munne thuyil manavagarai] (திருமந். [thiruman.] 2163).

3. Lad more than eight and less than sixteen years of age; 8 முதல் [muthal] 16 ஆண்டிற்குட்பட்ட சிறுவன். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [andirkudpatta siruvan. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

4. Fool; inexperienced person; அறிவீனன். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [arivinan. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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