Medhavin, Medhāvin: 13 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Medhāvin (मेधाविन्).—A son of Sunaya, and father of Nṛpamjaya (Ripumjaya, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 42; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 276; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 21. 12-13.
1b) A son of Sutapā.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 84.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्) (lit. “one who is learned”) is a synonym (another name) for the Parrot (Śuka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्) refers to “one who is intelligent”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is a Siddha: “[...] (Such a man) does not feel fear (even if) there is terrible cold or heat outside or he suffers a bad accident. He is very intelligent (atimedhāvin) and his accomplishment is close at hand. He is not greedy or sick and is forbearing. (His) urine is good and sweet smelling and (he passes) little stool. (He possesses) a serene beauty and the first sign of success in Yoga (that he displays) is its fine profundity. [??] and (instead of criticizing, he) praises the good qualities (of people) when they are out of sight”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Medhāvin, (adj.) (medhā+in=*medhāyin›medhāvin; already Vedic, cp. medhasa) intelligent, wise, often combined with paṇḍita & bahussuta: D. I, 120; S. IV, 375; A. IV, 244; Vin. IV, 10, 13, 141; Sn. 323 (Acc. medhāvinaṃ +bahussutaṃ) 627, 1008 (Ep. of Mogharājā), 1125 (id.); Nd2 259 (s. v. jātimā, with var. other synonyms); Dh. 36; J. VI, 294; Miln. 21; DhA. I, 257; II, 108; IV, 169; VvA. 131; PvA. 41. (Page 541)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्).—a. [medhā-vini]
1) Very intelligent, having a good memory.
2) Intelligent, wise, endowed with intellect; मेधाविनो नीतिगुणप्रयुक्तां पुरः स्फुरन्तीमिव दर्शयन्ति (medhāvino nītiguṇaprayuktāṃ puraḥ sphurantīmiva darśayanti) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.61; मेधावी छिन्नसंशयः (medhāvī chinnasaṃśayaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18.1. -m.
1) A learned man, sage, scholar.
2) A parrot.
3) An intoxicating drink.
-nī An epithet of the wife of Brahmā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्).—mfn. (-vī-vinī-vi) Intelligent, comprehending, ready comprehension or conception. m. (-vī) 1. A parrot. 2. A learned man, a sage. 3. Intoxicating beverage. 4. The inspired writer Vyari. f. (-nī) The wife of Brahma. E. medhā apprehension, vini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्).—[medhā + vin], adj., f. nī, Intelligent, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 110; wise, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 20.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्).—[adjective] intelligent, wise, judicious.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Medhāvin (मेधाविन्):—[=medhā-vin] [from medhā > medh] mfn. = -vat, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a learned man, teacher, Pandit, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a parrot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] an intoxicating beverage, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Vyāḍi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] of a Brāhman, [Mahābhārata]
7) [v.s. ...] of a king son of Su-naya (Su-tapas) and father of Nṛpaṃ-jaya (Puraṃ-jaya), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bhavya and (n.) of a Varṣa named after him, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्):—[medhā+vin] (vī-vinī-vi) a. Intelligent, intellectual. m. A parrot; a pandit. f. A brāhman’s wife.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Medhāvin (मेधाविन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mehāvi.
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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 (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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 46 - Pāpamocanī Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 49 - Mohinī Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 2 - Disadvantages of liquor < [Section I.5 - Abstention from liquor]
Part 2 - Aśoka and the bhikṣu with the pleasant breath < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
The Mañjuśrī-avadāna < [Chapter XII - Unhindered Mind]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)