Shantanava, Śāntanava: 6 definitions


Shantanava 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.

The Sanskrit term Śāntanava can be transliterated into English as Santanava or Shantanava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Shantanava in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śāntanava (शान्तनव).—An ancient scholar of grammar who wrote a treatise known as the Phit sutras on accents.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śāntanava (शान्तनव).—A grammarian, anterior to Pāṇini. He has written a book called 'Phiṭsūtra' about the svaras (Accents) in the Vedas. This book of 87 sūtras is divided into four Chapters called antodāttam, ādyudāttam, dvitīyodāttam and Paryāyodāttam.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shantanava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāntanava (शान्तनव).—'The son of Śantanu', Name of Bhīṣma.

Derivable forms: śāntanavaḥ (शान्तनवः).

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

Śāntanava (शान्तनव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Bhishma, the reputed great uncle of the Pandavas. E. śāntanu a prince, and aṇ aff. of descent.

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

Śāntanava (शान्तनव).—i. e. cantana + a, patronym., m. The son of Śāntanu, i. e. Bhīṣma, Chr. 4, 15.

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

Śāntanava (शान्तनव):—(vaḥ) 1. m. Bhishma.

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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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