Shvahi, Śvāhi, Svāhi, Svahi: 3 definitions


Shvahi 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 Śvāhi can be transliterated into English as Svahi or Shvahi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Śvāhi (श्वाहि).—A son of Vṛjinivata, and father of Ruśaku.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 31.

2) Svāhi (स्वाहि).—A son of Vṛjinīvān and father of Ruśeku; the best of the performers of fire oblations.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 15.
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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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śvāhi (श्वाहि):—[from śva > śvan] m. ‘dog-serpent’, Name of a son of Vṛjina-vat, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Svāhi (स्वाहि):—[from sv-āhā] m. Name of a son of Vṛjinī-vat, [Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shvahi 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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