Nanavarna, Nānāvarṇa, Nana-varna: 8 definitions

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Nanavarna 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nanavarna in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Nānāvarṇa (नानावर्ण):—[nānāvarṇaṃ] Multi colour.

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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.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Nanavarna in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Nānāvarṇā (नानावर्णा) refers to “various hues”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Lunar and solar eclipses terminate in ten ways [...] If, within the said period [i.e., seven days], there should occur any meteoric fall, the ministers will die; if clouds of various hues should appear [i.e., ghananānāvarṇā ghanāśca], mankind will suffer from various fears; if clouds should begin to roar, there will be miscarriage of pregnancy; if lightning should appear, rulers and tusked animals will suffer. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nānāvarṇa (नानावर्ण).—a. of different colours.

Nānāvarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nānā and varṇa (वर्ण).

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

Nānāvarṇa (नानावर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Variegated, many-coloured. E. nānā, and varṇa colour.

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

1) Nānāvarṇa (नानावर्ण):—[=nānā-varṇa] [from nānā] m. [plural] various colours, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. many-coloured, variegated, [Varāha-mihira; Suśruta; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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

Nānāvarṇa (नानावर्ण):—[nānā-varṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a. Variegated.

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Nanavarna in German

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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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