Vaivarṇya, Vaivarnya, Vaivanrya: 15 definitions


Vaivarṇya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य, “change of color”).—One of the eight ‘involutary states’ (sāttvikabhāva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘involutary states’ are different from consequents (anubhāva) because of their arising from the inner nature (sattva). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.6-7)

Source: Natya Shastra

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य, “change of colour”) occurs as being due to cold, anger, fear, toil, sickness, fatigue and heat. Change of Colour should be represented by alteration of colour of the face by putting pressure on the artery, and this is dependent on the limbs.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Vaivarṇya in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य) refers to “paleness” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vaivarṇya] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य):—Discolouration.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaivarṇya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य).—n S Alteration or change of color for the worse. 2 Contrariety or difference of quality, heterogeneity.

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

vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य).—n Change of colour for the worse. Heterogeneity.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vaivarṇya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य).—[vivarṇasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Change of colour or complexion, paleness; इदमाकर्ण्य वैवर्ण्याक्रान्तवक्त्रः (idamākarṇya vaivarṇyākrāntavaktraḥ) Daśakumāracarita 2.5.

2) Difference, diversity.

3) Deviation from caste.

Derivable forms: vaivarṇyam (वैवर्ण्यम्).

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

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य).—n.

(-rṇyaṃ) 1. Change of colour or complexion. 2. Change of colour in general. 3. Deviation or secession from tribe or caste, &c. 4. Heterogeneousness, difference. E. vi privative or contra-indicative, and varṇa colour, tribe, &c., aff. ṣyañ .

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

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य).—i. e. vi-varṇa + ya, n. 1. Change of colour, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 213. 2. Deviation from tribe or caste. 3. Difference.

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

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य).—[neuter] change of colour.

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

1) Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य):—[from vaivarṇika] n. change of colour (also varṇavaiv), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Yājñavalkya] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] secession or expulsion from tribe or caste etc., [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] heterogeneousness, diversity, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य):—(rṇyaṃ) 1. n. Change of colour; secession from caste; heterogeneousness.

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

Vaivarṇya (वैवर्ण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vevaṇṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vaivarṇya 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

[«previous next»] — Vaivarṇya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaivaṇrya (ವೈವಣ್ರ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a changing of one’s colour or aspect, appearance.

2) [noun] a changing of oneself from one caste to another.

3) [noun] the condition, quality, fact or an instance of being different; difference.

4) [noun] the quality, state, fact or an instance of being diverse; diversity.

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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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