Vaṇita, Vanita: 16 definitions


Vaṇita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vanita [वनीता] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Papaver guilelmi-waldemarii (Klotzsch) Christenh. & Byng from the Papaveraceae (Poppy) family having the following synonyms: Meconopsis aculeata, Meconopsis guilelmi-waldemarii, Meconopsis bikramii. For the possible medicinal usage of vanita, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vanitā (वनिता) refers to “women”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā eulogised Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā):—“[...] I bow to the grandmother, of perpetual bliss. I bow to the goddess who dispels the sorrow of the devotees, who is a model for all women [i.e., vanitā] and who constitutes the intellect of all living beings. You are the cause of the snapping of all fetters of ascetics. Which one of your powers can be sung by women like me? You are violence mentioned in the Atharvaveda. You (of such powerful means) fulfil my desire. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vaṇita.—(IE 8-4; SITI), Kannaḍa; same as vaḻita; a small territorial unit like a Parganā. Note: vaṇita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaṇita : (pp.) wounded.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vaṇita, (pp. of *vaṇeti, denom. fr. vaṇa) wounded, bruised Pv. II, 24; J. I, 150; Sdhp. 395. (Page 596)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vanitā (वनिता).—f S A woman or female.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vanitā (वनिता).—f A woman or female.

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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

Vanita (वनित).—p. p.

1) Begged, asked, solicited &c.

2) Served, worshipped.

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Vanitā (वनिता).—

1) A woman in general; वनितेति वदन्त्येतां लोकाः सर्वे वदन्तु ते । यूनां परिणता सेयं तपस्येति मतं मम (vaniteti vadantyetāṃ lokāḥ sarve vadantu te | yūnāṃ pariṇatā seyaṃ tapasyeti mataṃ mama) || Bv.2.117; पथिकवनिताः (pathikavanitāḥ) Me.8.

2) A wife, mistress; वनेचराणां वनिता- सखानाम् (vanecarāṇāṃ vanitā- sakhānām) Ku.1.1; R.2.19.

3) Any beloved woman.

4) The female of an animal.

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

Vanita (वनित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Solicited, begged. 2. Served. f.

(-tā) 1. A woman in general. 2. A beloved woman, a wife, a mistress. E. van to ask, aff. kta .

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

Vanitā (वनिता).—[feminine] mistress, wife; girl or woman i.[grammar]

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

1) Vaṇita (वणित):—[from baṇ] mfn. [varia lectio] for veṣṭita, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] = vyūta, [ib.]

3) Vanita (वनित):—[from van] mfn. solicited, asked, wished for, desired, loved, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] served, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) Vanitā (वनिता):—[from vanita > van] a f. a loved wife, mistress, any woman (also applied to the female of an animal or bird), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

7) [v.s. ...] b f. (See [preceding]) in [compound]

8) Vāṇitā (वाणिता):—[from vāṇa] f. Name of a metre, [Kedāra’s Vṛtti-ratnākara]

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

Vanita (वनित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Solicited; served. f. A woman, a wife.

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

Vanitā (वनिता) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vaṇiā, Vilayā.

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Vaṇita 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vanitā (वनिता):—(nf) a woman; beloved.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vanita (ವನಿತ):—

1) [adjective] requested; prayed; beseeched.

2) [adjective] desired; wished.

3) [adjective] worshipped; adored.

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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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