Pherava: 5 definitions


Pherava 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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pherava (फेरव).—

1) A jackal; क्रन्दत्फेरवचण्डडात्कृति (krandatpheravacaṇḍaḍātkṛti) &c. Māl.5.19.

2) A rogue, rascal, cheat.

3) A demon, goblin.

Derivable forms: pheravaḥ (फेरवः).

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

Pherava (फेरव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) 1. Fraudulent, crafty, a rogue or cheat. 2. Malicious, noxious, injurious. m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A jackal. 2. A demon, a goblin. E. phe imitative sound, ru to utter, aff. ap .

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

Pherava (फेरव).—i. e. pheru + a, I. adj. 1. Fraudulent. 2. Malicious. Ii. m. 1. A jackal, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 79, 17. 2. A Rāk- ṣasa, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 47, 53.

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

Pherava (फेरव).—[masculine] a jackal.

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

1) Pherava (फेरव):—[=phe-rava] m. (from onomatopoetic phe + rava) a jackal, [Mālatīmādhava]

2) [v.s. ...] [Prabodha-candrodaya; Pracaṇḍa-pāṇḍava]

3) [v.s. ...] a Rākṣasa, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. fraudulent, malicious, injurious, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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