Navana, Navāṇa, Nāvana, Navāṅa: 13 definitions


Navana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Nāvana (नावन) refers to “sternutatories”, mentioned in verse 4.10-11 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Headache, weakness of the senses, stiffness of the neck, and hemiplegia of the face (result from the suppression) of sneezing. By pungent inhalants, collyria, perfumes, and sternutatories [viz., nāvana] and by looking at the sun one shall stimulate impeded sneezing; moreover, one shall repeatedly use lubricants and diaphoretics. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Navana in India is the name of a plant defined with Setaria italica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pennisetum italicum (L.) R. Br. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Handboek voor de Flora van Java (1928)
· Linnaea (1838)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1877)
· Scientia Agricultura Sinica (1989)
· Descriptio Graminum in Gallia et Germania (1802)
· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie (1812)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

navāṇa (नवाण) [or न, na].—n (navānna) A kind of rice.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navana (नवन).—The act of praising or extolling.

Derivable forms: navanam (नवनम्).

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Nāvana (नावन).—A sternutatory.

Derivable forms: nāvanam (नावनम्).

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

Navana (नवन).—i. e. nu + ana, n. Praising, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 1, 4.

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

Navana (नवन).—[neuter] praise.

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

1) Navana (नवन):—[from nava] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) the act of praising, laudation, [Nalôd.]

2) Nāvana (नावन):—n. (√5. nu; cf. 3. nava) a sternutatory, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

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

Navana (नवन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Praise.

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Navana 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Navānā (नवाना):—(v) to bend; to humiliate; to cause to yield.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ṅavana (ಙವನ):—[noun] the sound that is leasing to hear, sounding sweet and tuneful; a melodious sound or series of sounds.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Navāṅa (नवाङ):—[navāṃ / navāṅa] adj. Math. ninth; nine fold; nine times;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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