Ravan, Rāvan: 5 definitions


Ravan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 dictionary

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

Rāvan (रावन्).—1. [adjective] giving, bestowing.

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Rāvan (रावन्).—2. [adjective] sounding, calling (only —°).

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

1) Rāvan (रावन्):—[from rās] 1. rāvan mfn. (for 2. See p. 879, col. 1) granting, bestowing, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] (cf. a-r).

2) [from rāva] 2. rāvan mfn. (for 1. See p. 871, col. 3) crying, sounding (in bṛhad-r q.v.)

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Ravan 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

Ravan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) the king of ancient Ceylon who kidnapped Ram's queen consort Sita: and later fought him and was killed, villain of the great epic Ramayan; a demonic person..—ravan (रावण) is alternatively transliterated as Rāvaṇa.

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