Tanava, Taṇāvā, Tānava: 13 definitions

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Tanava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tanav.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taṇāvā (तणावा).—m (taṇaṇēṃ) Tension, tightness, stretched state. v . 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.

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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

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

Tānava (तानव).—n.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tanava 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tanāva (तनाव) [Also spelled tanav]:—(nm) tension, tenseness, strain; tautness; —[kī/~pūrṇa sthiti] tense situation.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Tāṇava (ताणव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tānava.

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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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