Shivan, Śīvan, Śivaṉ: 11 definitions

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Shivan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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 terms Śīvan and Śivaṉ can be transliterated into English as Sivan or Shivan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sivan [शिवण] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Gmelina arborea Roxb. ex Sm. from the Verbenaceae (Verbena) family. For the possible medicinal usage of sivan, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sivan in India is the name of a plant defined with Gmelina arborea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gmelina sinuata Link (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1988)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1986)
· Flora of the British India (1885)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Forest Fl. Chota Nagpur (1910)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śīvan (शीवन्).—m. (śīṅ-kvanip Uṇādi-sūtra 4.124) A large snake, boa.

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

Śīvan (शीवन्).—m.

(-vā) A large snake, the Boa. E. śī to sleep, kvanip Unadi aff.

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

Śīvan (शीवन्).—[śī + van], I. m. The boaconstrictor. Ii. f. varī, An iguana.

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

Śīvan (शीवन्).—[adjective] lying, resting (—°).

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

1) Śīvan (शीवन्):—mfn. ([from] √1. śī;) lying, resting (See uttāna-, talpa-, vahya-ś)

2) m. a large snake, the Boa Constrictor, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 113 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Śīvan (शीवन्):—(vā) 5. m. A large snake, Boa.

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Shivan 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

1) Sivan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) boundary, frontier (of a village, town, etc.)..—sivan (सिवान) is alternatively transliterated as Sivāna.

2) Sivan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) see [siyana]..—sivan (सीवन) is alternatively transliterated as Sīvana.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Śivaṉ (ஶிவன்) noun < Śiva. See சிவன்¹ [sivan¹], 1.

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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