Tanvi, Tanvī, Tanvin: 15 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Tanvī (तन्वी) refers to a “slender-bodied maiden” and is used to describe Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himācala (i.e., Himālaya): “This auspicious slender-bodied [i.e., tanvī] maiden of comely hips and moon-like face should not be brought near me. I forbid you again and again. A woman is a phase of illusion. As the scholars who have mastered the Vedas say particularly, a young damsel is a hindrance to ascetics. O mountain, I am an ascetic, a yogin, never affected by illusion. Of what avail is a woman thrust on me? [...]”.Source: Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa
Tanvī (तन्वी) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), according to the Harivaṃśa-purāṇa 1.7.20-29:—“In the Tāmasa-manvantara there were the gods called Satya. Tāmasa Manu had ten very strong sons, known as Dyuti, Tapasya, Sutapa, Tapomūla, Tapodhana, Taparati, Kalmāṣa, Tanvī, Dhanvī and Paraṃtapa. All of them were owned by vāyu”.
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
1) Tanvī (तन्वी) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Tanvī) in 20 verses.
2) Tanvī (तन्वी) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., tanvī) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.
3) Tanvī (तन्वी) refers to one of the seventy-two sama-varṇavṛtta (regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 334th chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (e.g., the tanvī metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Tanvī (तन्वी) is another name for Śāliparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Desmodium gangeticum (sal leaved desmodium), from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.17-20 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Tanvī and Śāliparṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Tanvī (तन्वी).—A delicate or slender woman; इयमधिकमनोज्ञा वल्कलेनापि तन्वी (iyamadhikamanojñā valkalenāpi tanvī) Ś.1.2; तव तन्वि कुचावेतौ नियतं चक्रवर्तिनौ (tava tanvi kucāvetau niyataṃ cakravartinau) Udb.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tanvī (तन्वी):—[from tanu > tan] f. a slender or delicate woman, [Śakuntalā; Mālavikāgnimitra v; Bhartṛhari] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Desmodium gangeticum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Balanites Roxburghii (vv.ll. tannī, nni, ‘Hemionitis cordifolia’; tajvi), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a metre of 4 + 24 syllables
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a wife of Kṛṣṇa (?), [Harivaṃśa 6703]
6) Tanvi (तन्वि):—[varia lectio] for vī
8) See [column]2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tanvin (तन्विन्):—[from tan] m. ‘possessed of a body’, Name of a son of Manu Tāmasa, [Harivaṃśa 429.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Tanvī (तन्वी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Naṇuī.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Tanvī (तन्वी):—(a) see [tanvaṃgī].
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ತನ್ವಂಗಿ [tanvamgi].
2) [noun] (pros.) a metre in which each foot has twenty-four syllables.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tanvibhavati.
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Search found 15 books and stories containing Tanvi, Tanvī, Tanvin; (plurals include: Tanvis, Tanvīs, Tanvins). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 4.6.6 < [Sukta 6]
Rig Veda 10.65.7 < [Sukta 65]
Rig Veda 2.16.2 < [Sukta 16]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.19.94 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Verse 2.17.21 < [Chapter 17 - The Meeting of Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa]
Verses 6.16.39-40 < [Chapter 16 - Seeing Śrī Rādhā’s Form]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.8.33 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
Verse 3.3.44 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 2h - Rasa (8): Adbhuta or the sentiment of wonder < [Chapter III - Literary Assessment Of The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Part 2d - Rasa (4): Hāsya or the sentiment of humour < [Chapter III - Literary Assessment Of The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 4 - Imagery in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 2 - Literary aspect of the Matsyapurāṇa]
Vishnudharmottara Purana (Art and Architecture) (by Bhagyashree Sarma)
1.3. Elements of Drama (b): Costume and Make up < [Chapter 3 - Drama and Dance]
7(b): Portrait of Different Classes Projected in Painting < [Chapter 5 - Painting and Image Making]