Tanava, Taṇāvā, Tānava: 13 definitions
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taṇāvā (तणावा).—m (taṇaṇēṃ) Tension, tightness, stretched state. v dē. 2 ( A) A tent-rope; a clothes' line; a line or filament sustaining a spider's web; a stay or supporting cord of a maṇḍapa, field-awning &c. 3 fig. A patron or upholder. N. B. taṇāvā in the sense of Tent-rope is by many restricted to mean the rope made fast to the top of the tentpole. taṇāvē tuṭaṇēṃ Used of strained singing, chanting, reciting, reading. 2 g. of s. (To have one's cords snap.) To lose one's patron.
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tanāva (तनाव).—f ( A) A tent-rope; a washerman's line; any stretched line to hang clothes &c., or as a stay (as to a flag-staff, idolpole, or other erected pole, to an awning, a maṇḍapa &c.) 2 fig. A patron or supporter, an upholding cord. tanayā pl tuṭaṇēṃ Used of the laborious straining of singers, rehearsers of the Vedas &c., and, ironically, of the screaming of bad singers. 2 also tanāī or ya sing with g. of s. To lose one's patron or supporter.
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tanāvā (तनावा).—m Properly and commonly taṇāvā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
taṇāvā (तणावा).—m Tension. A tent rope. A patron.
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tanāva (तनाव).—f A tent-rope; a patron.
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.
Tānava (तानव).—Thinness, smallness; हास्यप्रभा तानवमाससाद (hāsyaprabhā tānavamāsasāda) Vikr.1.16; Rāj. T.4.25.
Derivable forms: tānavam (तानवम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaṃ) Thinness, spareness. E. tanu, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tānava (तानव).—i. e. tanu + a, n. 1. Meagerness, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 4, 25. 2. Smallness, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 36.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tānava (तानव).—[neuter] thinness, meagreness, slenderness.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tānava (तानव):—[from tāna] n. ([from] tanu [gana] pṛthv-ādi) thinness, meagreness, smallness, [Amaru-śataka; Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 25.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tānava (तानव):—(vaṃ) 1. n. Thinness.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Tānava (तानव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tāṇava.
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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.
Tanāva (तनाव) [Also spelled tanav]:—(nm) tension, tenseness, strain; tautness; —[kī/~pūrṇa sthiti] tense situation.
Tāṇava (ताणव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tānava.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Starts with: Tanavada, Tanavadi, Tanavaiyatam, Tanavakamaram, Tanavakrit, Tanavan, Tanavanmaram, Tanavara, Tanavaranem, Tanavarna, Tanavata.
Ends with: Atitanava, Shamtanava, Shantanava.
Full-text: Tanavakrit, Tanav, Dimagi.
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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 11 < [Chapter 7 - Saptama-yāma-sādhana (Pradoṣa-kālīya-bhajana–vipralambha-prema)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.3.62 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 44 - Thirukadaiyur Mayanam or Tirukkatavur (Hymn 53) < [Volume 3.4 - Pilgrim’s progress: with Paravai]
Chapter 6 - Thiruvarur (Hymn 73) < [Volume 3.1 - Pilgrim’s progress: to Arur]
Chapter 80 - Thiruppungur or Tiruppunkur (Hymn 55) < [Volume 3.6 - Pilgrim’s progress: away from Otriyur and Cankili]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)