Payasvini, Payasvinī: 8 definitions

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Payasvini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Payasvinī (पयस्विनी).—A river flowing in Draviḍa in the Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; XI. 5. 39.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Payasvini in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Payasvinī (पयस्विनी) is another name for Kṣīrakākolī, an unidentified plant, although similar to Kākolī (Roscoea purpurea), according to verse 3.28-29 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Payasvinī and Kṣīrakākolī, there are a total of nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Payasvinī (पयस्विनी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Dugdhaphenī, a medicinal plant identified with Taraxacum officinale Weber. Ex. Wiggers or “common dandelion” from the Asteraceae or “aster” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.98-99. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Payasvinī and Dugdhaphenī, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Payasvini in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

payasvinī (पयस्विनी).—f S A milch cow (or buffalo). 2 A river. 3 A cow given to Brahmans upon the death of an unwidowed woman.

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

payasvinī (पयस्विनी).—f A milch cow (or buffalo).

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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

[«previous next»] — Payasvini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Payasvinī (पयस्विनी).—f. (-nī) 1. A river. 2. A milch cow. 3. Night. 4. A she-goat. E. payas water or milk, vini aff.

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

1) Payasvinī (पयस्विनी):—[=payas-vinī] [from payas-vin > payas > paya] f. a milch-cow, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] a she-goat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a river or Name of a r°, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. [gana] puṣkarādi)

4) [v.s. ...] the night, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce plants (Asteracantha Longifolia, Batatas Paniculata, = kākolī, kṣīra-kāk, jīvantī, dugdhaphenī etc.), [Bhāvaprakāśa; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Payasvinī (पयस्विनी):—(nī) 3. f. A river; a milchcow; night; she goat.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Payasvini in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Payasvini (ಪಯಸ್ವಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a milking cow.

2) [noun] a river (in gen.).

3) [noun] the river Gange, the major river in North India.

4) [noun] the period from sunset to sunrise; the night.

5) [noun] any of a genus (Capra) of wild or domesticated bovid ruminants with hollow horns; a goat.

6) [noun] one of the yogic veins situated over the left ear supposed to conrol one’s musical ability.

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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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