Svapana, Svapaṇa, Sva-pana: 11 definitions


Svapana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Svapaṇa (स्वपण) refers to “one’s vow”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods said to Himācala:—“[...] O Himācala of great intellect, please listen to our beneficent words. We shall gladly tell you why we have come. O Himācala, the mother of the universe Umā, who was born as Dakṣa’s daughter, became Rudra’s wife and sported for a long time on the earth. On being disrespected by her father, Satī remembered her vow (svapaṇa), abandoned her body and returned to her own region”.

Purana book cover
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svapana (स्वपन).—n S Sleeping.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svapana (स्वपन).—

1) Sleeping, dreaming, sleep.

2) Numbness (of the skin); Suśr.

Derivable forms: svapanam (स्वपनम्).

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Svapaṇa (स्वपण).—one's own stake.

Derivable forms: svapaṇaḥ (स्वपणः).

Svapaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sva and paṇa (पण).

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

Svapana (स्वपन).—n.

(-naṃ) Sleep, sleeping. E. ṣvap to sleep, lyuṭ aff.

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

Svapana (स्वपन).—[svap + ana], n. 1. Sleeping, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 75. 2. Sleep.

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

Svapana (स्वपन).—[adjective] sleepy; [neuter] sleeping, sleep.

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Svāpana (स्वापन).—[adjective] causing sleep.

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

1) Svapaṇa (स्वपण):—[=sva-paṇa] [from sva] m. o°’s own stake, [Yājñavalkya]

2) Svapana (स्वपन):—[from svap] mfn. sleepy, drowsy, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the act of sleeping, dreaming, sleep, [Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] numbness (of the skin), [Suśruta]

5) Svāpana (स्वापन):—[from svap] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) causing to sleep, making sleepy (said of a mystic weapon), [Śiśupāla-vadha]

6) [v.s. ...] n. a soporific (remedy), [Kauśika-sūtra]

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

Svapana (स्वपन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Sleep, sleeping.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Svapana (स्वपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Suaṇa, Suvaṇa, Soaṇa, Sovaṇa.

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Svapana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svapana (ಸ್ವಪನ):—[noun] = ಸ್ವಪ್ನ [svapna].

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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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