Turna, Tūrṇa, Tūrṉā: 12 definitions


Turna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण) refers to “quickly (shooting upwards)” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “[...] When the gods eulogised thus, a great flame of fire sprang up from the third eye of the infuriated Śiva. That fire originating instantaneously from the eye in the middle of His forehead blazed with flames shooting up and resembling the fire of final dissolution in refulgence. After shooting up in the sky [i.e., tūrṇautpatya gagane tūrṇaṃ], it fell on the ground and rolled over the earth all round. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण) refers to “great speed” (i.e., the descent took place with great speed), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Maṅgalāvva is in Kāmākhya and, presiding on mount Pulimalaya, is well established. Śrīkaṇṭha is Meṣanātha, who is the quelling of the fear of phenomenal existence, the yogi who practices Yoga in the Dvāpara Age. Descent into the Wheel, the abode of the lord of passion, (took) place with great speed (tūrṇa). (There) Koṅkaṇāvvā is (the energy) Nivṛtti. Macchagna is this (Siddha) called Śaṅkara. Known in the Age of Stife, I always bow to him”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण).—&c. See under त्वर् (tvar).

See also (synonyms): tūrṇi.

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Tūrṇa (तूर्ण).—p. p. [tvar-bhāve-kta]

1) Quick, speedy, rapid.

2) Fleet.

-rṇam Rapidity, quickness.

-rṇam ind. Quickly, speedily; चूर्णमानीयतां तूर्णं पूर्णचन्द्रनिभानने (cūrṇamānīyatāṃ tūrṇaṃ pūrṇacandranibhānane) Subhās.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण).—[, (m. or) nt., a high number: Gaṇḍavyūha 105.26, read vitūrṇa, q.v., with 133.9.]

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

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Quick, expeditious n. adv.

(-rṇaṃ) Quick, swift, quickly. E. tvar to go swiftly, affix karttari bhāve vā kta .

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

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण).—[adjective] quick, swift; [neuter] [adverb]

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

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण):—[from tūr] mfn. (√turv, [Pāṇini 6-4, 21; Kāśikā-vṛtti]; √tvar, [20; vii, 2, 28]) = rta, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra x, 1, 9]

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

Tūrṇa (तूर्ण):—[(rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a.] Quick. n. Quickly.

[Sanskrit to German]

Turna 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

Tūrṇa (ತೂರ್ಣ):—[adjective] brisk; speedy; quick.

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Tūrṇa (ತೂರ್ಣ):—

1) [noun] quickness; swiftness; smartness.

2) [noun] a very active, smart man.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tūrṉā (தூர்னா) noun probably from தூர்வை². [thurvai².] Quitch grass; அறுகு. (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [arugu. (vaithiya muligai)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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