Mauna; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Mauna (मौन).—Eleven of them ruled as kings, (18 kings, Vāyu-purāṇa.); for three centuries, while the total reign of Ābhīras, Gardabhins, Kankas, Yavanas, Turuṣkas and Guruṇḍas amounted to 1099 (1009 Viṣṇu-purāṇa) years. Thereafter came the Maunas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 30-32; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 173-7; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 360; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 53-54.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

māūna (माऊन).—n A purgative drug, Mana.

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mauna (मौन).—n (S) Silence. 2 Taciturnity.

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mauna (मौन).—a S Dumb or silent.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mauna (मौन).—a Silent or dumb.

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mauna (मौन).—n Silence; taciturnity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Mauna (मौन).—[munerbhāvaḥ aṇ]

1) Silence, taciturnity; विभूषणं मौनमपण्डितानाम् (vibhūṣaṇaṃ maunamapaṇḍitānām) Bh.2.7; मौनं सर्वार्थसाधनम् (maunaṃ sarvārthasādhanam) 'open your lips'; मौनं समाचर (maunaṃ samācara) 'hold your tongue'.

2) The unblooming state (apraphullībhāva); गुञ्जति मञ्जु मिलिन्दे मा मालति मौनमुपयासीः (guñjati mañju milinde mā mālati maunamupayāsīḥ) Bv.1.19.

Derivable forms: maunam (मौनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mauna (मौन).—n.

(-naṃ) Silence, taciturnity. E. muni a sage, (who practises,) aṇ aff.

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