Savatra, Sāvatra: 2 definitions


Savatra means something in 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.

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāvatra (सावत्र).—a (sapatnī S through savata Rival wife.) This word is used only in comp., and as prefixed to the names of kindred; as sāvatra āī A half-mother, a wife of one's father yet not one's mother; also a stepmother; sāvatra bhāū A half-brother, a brother on the father's side only; sāvatra māmā, sāvatra culatā, sāvatra sāsarā The brother, paternal uncle &c. of one's half-mother.

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

sāvatra (सावत्र).—a Half, step, as sāvatra bhāū, sāvatra bhāva m The rivalry of rival wives.

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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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