Shravin, Srāvī, Sravi, Śrāvin: 5 definitions


Shravin 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 Śrāvin can be transliterated into English as Sravin or Shravin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śrāvin (श्राविन्).—lit. that which is heard; cf. श्रवणं श्रावः । भावे घञ् । सोस्यास्तीति श्रावी (śravaṇaṃ śrāvaḥ | bhāve ghañ | sosyāstīti śrāvī) Nyasa on Kas. V.2.37. The term is used in connection with an affix for which no elision is prescribed and hence which remains and is heard; cf. संशये श्राविणं वक्ष्यति (saṃśaye śrāviṇaṃ vakṣyati) M. Bh. on P.V.2.37; Kas. on P. V.2.37.

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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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Srāvin (स्राविन्) refers to “shedding (one’s brilliance)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.19 (“Jalandhara’s emissary to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Jalandhara said to Rāhu: “O messenger, you shall go there and tell the detached Yogin Śiva with matted locks of hair, fearlessly.—‘[...] I have forcibly seized the most excellent elephant of Indra, the most excellent horse, Uccaiḥśravas and the celestial tree pārijāta. The wonderfully excellent and the most divine aerial chariot fitted with the swan, belonging to Brahmā is now standing in my court-yard. The divine and excellent treasure Mahāpadma etc. of Kubera is in my custody. The umbrella of Varuṇa stands in my house shedding its golden brilliance (kāñcana-srāvin). [...]’.”.

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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

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

Śrāvin (श्राविन्).—[adjective] hearing or audible (—°).

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Srāvin (स्राविन्).—[adjective] flowing; making flow (—°).

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

1) Śrāvin (श्राविन्):—[from śrava] mfn. hearing, a hearer, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) Srāvin (स्राविन्):—[from sru] mfn. streaming, flowing ([Comparative degree] vitara), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] flowing with, dripping, distilling (cf. garbha-sr), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa etc.]

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Shravin 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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