Maurvi, Maurvī: 2 definitions


Maurvi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Maurvī (मौर्वी).—A kind of grass. It is with this grass that ascetics make mekhalā (waistlet). (Śloka 33, Chapter 17, Droṇa Parva).

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of maurvi in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maurvī (मौर्वी).—[mūrvālatā tattantunā nirvṛttā aṇ]

1) A bow-string; मौर्वीकिणाङ्को भुजः (maurvīkiṇāṅko bhujaḥ) Ś.1.13; मौर्वी धनुषि चातता (maurvī dhanuṣi cātatā) R.1.19;18. 48; Ku.3.55; धनुः पौष्पं मौर्वी मधुकरमयी पञ्च विशिखाः (dhanuḥ pauṣpaṃ maurvī madhukaramayī pañca viśikhāḥ) Saundaryalaharī 6.

2) A girdle made of Mūrvā grass (to be worn by a Kṣatriya); क्षत्रियस्य तु मौर्वी ज्या (kṣatriyasya tu maurvī jyā) Ms.2.42.

3) (In geom.) The sine of an arc; (also maurvikā).

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of maurvi in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: