Tarasvin, Tarasvī, Tarasvi: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tarasvin (तरस्विन्) refers to “those who are courageous”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with Kārttikeya: “[...] Both appeared to possess plenty of practice. Both had the desire to gain the upper hand. Both fought on foot, had wonderful forms and features and were equally courageous (tarasvin). With massive heaps of fatal missiles they hit each other. They had various ways of attack. They roared. They exhibited their all exploits. The onlookers, the gods, the Gandharvas and the Kinnaras were much surprised. They did not speak anything there. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tarasvī (तरस्वी).—A Yādava; a son of Sāmbā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 252.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

1) Tarasvī (तरस्वी) (lit. “one who is energetic”) is a synonym (another name) for the Hawk/Falcon (Śyena), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

2) Tarasvin (तरस्विन्) (lit. “one who is speady”) also represents a synonym (another name) for Garuḍa.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tarasvin (तरस्विन्).—a. (- f.)

1) Swift, quick.

2) Strong, powerful, courageous; mighty; ततः सुतुमुलं युद्धं गन्धर्वाणां तरस्विनाम् (tataḥ sutumulaṃ yuddhaṃ gandharvāṇāṃ tarasvinām) (babhūva) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.244.22; निर्जितेषु तरसा तरस्विनां शत्रुषु प्रणतिरेव कीर्तये (nirjiteṣu tarasā tarasvināṃ śatruṣu praṇatireva kīrtaye) R.11.89;16.77. -m.

1) A courier, an express.

2) A hero.

3) Air, wind.

4) An epithet of Garuḍa.

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

Tarasvin (तरस्विन्).—mfn. (-svī-svinī-svi) 1. Quick, swift. 2. Strong, valiant. m. (-svī) 1. A courier, an express, a runner. 2. A hero. 3. The bird of Vishnu. 4. Air, wind. E. taras speed, &c. vini aff.

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

Tarasvin (तरस्विन्).—[taras + vin], adj., f. . 1. Swift, energetic, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 20, 31; Mahābhārata 1, 2546. 2. Bold, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 90, 19.

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

Tarasvin (तरस्विन्).—[adjective] rash, energetic, bold, valiant.

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

1) Tarasvin (तरस्विन्):—[=taras-vin] [from taras > tara] mfn. quick, violent, energetic, bold, [Ṛg-veda viii, 97, 10 and 12] (Indra), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xix, 88; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Śakuntalā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a courier, runner, hero, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] Śiva

4) [v.s. ...] the wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a falcon, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Pravara texts ii, 2, 2.]

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

Tarasvin (तरस्विन्):—[(svī-svinī-svi) a.] Quick. m. An express; a hero; Garuḍa; air.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tarasvin 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

Tarasvi (ತರಸ್ವಿ):—[adjective] rapid in movement or action; swift; quick; fast; speedy.

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Tarasvi (ತರಸ್ವಿ):—

1) [noun] a man who moves, acts or reacts very quickly.

2) [noun] a brave man.

3) [noun] a man who carries messages of one person to another; a messenger.

4) [noun] the Brahminee kite, Haliastur indus, an accipitrine bird with long, pointed wings, forked tail and white neck.

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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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