Vainava, Vaiṇava: 9 definitions

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Vaiṇava means to “stand with one leg slanting” and represents one of six positions of the legs used in kūttu (dance) as defined in the first book of the Pañcamarapu (‘five-fold traditional usage’) which deals with niruttam (dance, one of the sixty–four arts) and represents an important piece of Tamil literature.—The Pañcamarapu (“five-fold traditional usage”) refers to a book on five established literary usages (five-fold traditional usages) defines terms such as Vaiṇava. It was composed by Cerai Aṟivanār in the 9th century AD during the time of Pandyan Tirumaran of the last Caṅkam Period.

Natyashastra book cover
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaiṇava (वैणव).—a. (- f.) [वेणु-अण् (veṇu-aṇ)]

1) Made of or produced from a bamboo; वैणवीं धारयेद्यष्टिं सोदकं च कमण्डलुम् (vaiṇavīṃ dhārayedyaṣṭiṃ sodakaṃ ca kamaṇḍalum) Manusmṛti 4.36.

-vaḥ 1 A bamboo-staff.

2) A worker in bamboo or wicker-work.

3) A flute.

-vī Bamboomanna.

-vam The seed or fruit of the bamboo.

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

Vaiṇava (वैणव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vī-vaṃ) Produced by or made of a bamboo. m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A bamboo staff. 2. A worker in bamboo or wicker-work. n.

(-vaṃ) Bamboo-seed. f. (-vī) Bamboo-manna. E. veṇu a bamboo, aṇ aff.

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

Vaiṇava (वैणव).—i. e. veṇu + a, I. adj., f. , Made of bambu, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 36. Ii. m. 1. A bambu-staff. 2. A worker in bambu or wicker-work.

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

Vaiṇava (वैणव).—[feminine] ī made of bamboo-reed; [masculine] flute.

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

1) Vaiṇava (वैणव):—[from vaiṇa] mf(ī)n. consisting or made of or produced from bamboo (with nicayāḥ, ‘supply of bamboo’; with agni, ‘a b° fire’; with yava, ‘b°-corn’), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] made of grains of barley, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] belonging to a flute, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a flute, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] a student’s staff cut from a b°, any b°-staff, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] a worker in b°, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] the son of a Māhiṣya and a Brāhman woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a [patronymic] [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of a sacred place of pilgrimage, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

10) [from vaiṇa] n. the fruit of Veṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] gold from the Veṇu river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of two Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] of a Varṣa in Kuśa-dvīpa, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] of a sacred place, [Colebrooke]

15) Vainava (वैनव):—n. Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Vaiṇava (वैणव):—[(vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a.] Produced by or made of a bambu. m. A bambu staff; a workman in bambus.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vainava 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

Vaiṇava (ವೈಣವ):—[adjective] made of bamboo (or its splits).

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Vaiṇava (ವೈಣವ):—

1) [noun] a stick of bamboo or rattan.

2) [noun] a bamboo seed, earlier used as food.

3) [noun] a bamboo flute.

4) [noun] a man who makes baskets, mats, etc. using bamboo splits.

5) [noun] a kind of tree.

6) [noun] its fruit.

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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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