Vamshavali, Vaṃśāvali, Vaṃśāvalī, Vamsha-avali: 6 definitions


Vamshavali 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vaṃśāvali and Vaṃśāvalī can be transliterated into English as Vamsavali or Vamshavali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vaṃśāvalī (वंशावली).—(genealogy) The genealogy of the characters in the Purāṇas is given separately at the end of this book.

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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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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṃśāvali (वंशावलि).—f (S) pop. vaṃśāvaḷa or ḷī f (vaṃśa & āvali or ōḷa) The line of a tribe or family; the series of progenitors or of offspring: also a genealogy or a genealogical table or tree.

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

vaṃśāvali (वंशावलि) [-vaḷa-vaḷī, -वळ-वळी].—f The line of a tribe; a genealogical table.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṃśāvalī (वंशावली).—a pedigree, genealogy.

Vaṃśāvalī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaṃśa and āvalī (आवली).

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

Vaṃśāvalī (वंशावली).—f. (-lī) A pedigree, a genealogy. E. vaṃśa, and āvalī a line.

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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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