Vadanya, aka: Vadānya; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Vadanya in Purana glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Vadānya (वदान्य).—An ancient hermit. (For further details see under Aṣṭāvakra).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vadānya (वदान्य).—a S Liberal. 2 Eloquent.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vadānya (वदान्य).—a Liberal. Eloquent.

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

Vadanya (वदन्य).—a. See वदान्य (vadānya).

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Vadānya (वदान्य).—a. [vad-ānyaḥ Uṇ.3.13]

1) Speaking fluently, eloquent.

2) Speaking kindly or affably.

3) Liberal, munificent, generous; श्रोत्रियस्य कदर्यस्य वदान्यस्य च वार्धुषेः (śrotriyasya kadaryasya vadānyasya ca vārdhuṣeḥ) Ms.4.224.

-nyaḥ A liberal or generous person, munificent or bountiful man; शिरसा वदान्यगुरवः सादरमेनं वहन्ति सुरतरवः (śirasā vadānyaguravaḥ sādaramenaṃ vahanti surataravaḥ) Bv.1.19; or तस्मै वदान्यगुरवे तरवे नमोऽस्तु (tasmai vadānyagurave tarave namo'stu) 1.94; N.5. 11; R.5.24.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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