Svanta, Su-anta, Svānta, Sva-anta, Shvanta, Svamta: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Svanta (स्वन्त) refers to “that which will end well”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 1.64.—Accordingly: “The king who knew what to do asked his guru about those portents like the headwind etc., if they would be averted soon, and he removed his fears saying, ‘It will end well (svanta)’”.

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context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svanta (स्वन्त).—a. having happy end, ending well.

Svanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and anta (अन्त).

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Svānta (स्वान्त).—

1) the mind; मम स्वान्तध्वान्तं तिरयतु नवीनो जलधरः (mama svāntadhvāntaṃ tirayatu navīno jaladharaḥ) Bv.4.5; Mv.7.17.

2) a cavern.

3) one's own death, end.

Derivable forms: svāntam (स्वान्तम्).

Svānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sva and anta (अन्त).

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

Svānta (स्वान्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) Sounded, making a noise. n.

(-ntaṃ) 1. The mind, the faculty of thought and feeling. 2. A cave, a cavern. E. svan to sound, kta aff., deriv. irr.

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

Svānta (स्वान्त).—I. See svan. Ii. i. e. sva-anta, n. 1. The mind, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 202, 12; [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 92. 2. A cavern.

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

Śvānta (श्वान्त).—[adjective] peaceful, quiet, confident.

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Svanta (स्वन्त).—[adjective] ending well.

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Svānta (स्वान्त).—[masculine] one’s own end or death, kingdom or country; [neuter] the heart (as the dominion of the self).

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

1) Śvānta (श्वान्त):—mfn. ([from] √śvam = śam ?) tranquil, placid, [Ṛg-veda] ([Sāyaṇa] = śānta, or śrānta).

2) Svānta (स्वान्त):—[from sva] a m. ([according to] to [Pāṇini 7-2, 13] [from] √svan) own end, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] own death, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

4) [v.s. ...] own territory or domain or province, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

5) [v.s. ...] n. ‘seat of the Ego’, the heart (as s° of the emotions; ifc. f(ā). ), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] n. a cavern, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [from svan] b See svānta, p. 1277, col. 3.

8) Svanta (स्वन्त):—[=sv-anta] mfn. having a good end, terminating well, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

9) [v.s. ...] auspicious, fortunate, [Mahābhārata]

10) Svānta (स्वान्त):—c See √svan and p. 1277, col. 3.

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

Svānta (स्वान्त):—(ntaṃ) 1. n. The mind; a cavern. a. Sounded.

[Sanskrit to German]

Svanta in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svaṃta (ಸ್ವಂತ):—

1) [adjective] belonging to some particular person; private; personal.

2) [adjective] done in person or by oneself without the use of another person or outside agency; personal.

3) [adjective] having to do with the character, personality, intimate affairs, conduct, etc. of a certain person; personal.

4) [adjective] pertaining to a particular person, a small group of persons or a society organisation; private.

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Svaṃta (ಸ್ವಂತ):—

1) [adjective] an ending with the sound or syllable 'ಸು [su]'.

2) [adjective] that which ends well.

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Svāṃta (ಸ್ವಾಂತ):—[adjective] sounded; uttered.

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Svāṃta (ಸ್ವಾಂತ):—

1) [noun] a cave or cavern.

2) [noun] the mind, the inner faculty.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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