Pivara, Pīvara, Pīvarā: 17 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pīvara (पीवर).—One of the seven sons of Dyutimān, who was a son of Priyavrata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Priyavrata was a son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Pīvara (पीवर).—A Vāsiṣṭha and one of the seven sages of Tāmasa Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 48; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 18.
1b) A son of Dyutimān; after his name a Janapada Pīvaram in the Krauñcadvīpa*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 21, 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 48.
Pīvara (पीवर) is the name of one of the seven sages (saptarṣi) in the Tāmasamanvantara: one of the fourteen Manvantaras, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, “ In the tāmasamanvantara the Martyas and the Sudhiyas are the Gods, Jyoti, Dharma Pṛthu, Kalpa, Caitrāgni-savana and Pīvara are the seven sages. Śibi was the Indra”.
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.
Pīvarā (पीवरा), daughter of Huhu, is one of the twelve female friends of Mahallikā: daughter of Prahlāda, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 45. Accordingly, as Mahallikā said to Sūryaprabha: “... my female friends are not only two, but twelve in number, and my father’s brother carried them off from Indra’s heaven... The eighth is by name Pīvarā, the daughter of the Gandharva Huhu... They [eg., Pīvarā] are all heavenly nymphs, born from Apsarases, and when I was married they were taken to the first underworld, and I must bestow them on you, in order that I may be always with them”.
The story of Pīvarā and Mahallikā was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pīvarā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Pīvarā (पीवरा) is another name for Aśvagandhā, a medicinal plant identified with Withania somnifera Dunal. (“Indian ginseng” or “Winter Cherry”) from the Solanaceae or Nightshade family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.109-112 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Pīvarā and Aśvagandhā, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pīvara (पीवर).—a. Fat, corpulent.
See also (synonyms): pīva, pīvasa.
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Pīvara (पीवर).—a. (-rā, -rī f.) प्यै-प्वरच् संप्र° दीर्घः (pyai-pvarac saṃpra° dīrghaḥ)]
1) Fat, large, stout, fleshy, corpulent; नितान्तपीवरं तदीयमानील- मुखं स्तनद्वयम् (nitāntapīvaraṃ tadīyamānīla- mukhaṃ stanadvayam) R.3.8;5.65;19.32.
2) Plump, thick.
-raḥ A tortoise.
-rī 1 A young woman.
2) A cow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) Fat large. f. (-rā-rī) A plant, (Asparagus racemosus.) f. (-rī) 1. A young woman. 2. A cow. m.
(-raḥ) A tortoise. E. pyai to increase, Unadi aff. ṣvarac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pīvara (पीवर).—i. e. pīvan + a, with r instead of n. adj., f. rā and rī. 1. Fat, large, Mahābhārata 5, 5437. 2. Dense, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Pīvara (पीवर).—[adjective] fat; swelling with, rich in (—°); [abstract] tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pīvara (पीवर):—[from pīna] mfn. fat, stout, large, plump, thick, dense, full of or abounding with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a tortoise, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the Saptarṣis under Manu Tāmasa, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dyuti-mat, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
5) Pīvarā (पीवरा):—[from pīvara > pīna] f. Physalis Flexuosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Asparagus Racemosus, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
7) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of the Gandharva Huhu, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
8) Pīvara (पीवर):—[from pīna] n. Name of a Varṣa in Krauñca-dvīpa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pīvara (पीवर):—[(raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) a.] Fat, large. f. (rā-rī) A plant, asparagus. (rī) A young woman; a cow.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Pīvara (पीवर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pīvara.
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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.
Pīvara (पीवर):—(a) fat, fatty, corpulent, fleshy; heavy.
Pīvara (पीवर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pīvara.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Pīvara (ಪೀವರ):—[adjective] fat and fleshy; stout; corpulent; bulky.
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1) [noun] the quality of being fat, stout or bulky.
2) [noun] that which is fat, stout or bulky.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Pivaraka, Pivarastani, Pivaratva.
Ends with: Paripivara.
Full-text (+7): Pivarastani, Pivaratva, Ududha, Pivasa, Paripivara, Piva, Pivarikar, Shroni, Uru, Pina, Stana, Sudhiya, Caitragni, Shibi, Tamasamanvantara, Martya, Andhakara, Dyutiman, Janapada, Pivari.
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.337 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 367 - The class of words dependent on the substantives for their genders
Chapter 300 - Mantras which remove the baneful influences of planets
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LVI - Enumeration of the names of princes of the continent of Plaksha, etc. < [Agastya Samhita]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Etymological Derivations of Kṣīrasvāmin < [Chapter 6 - Grammatical Aspects]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - The Installation of Gaṇeśa < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)