Van, Vān, Vaṇ, Vāṉ: 15 definitions


Van means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Van [ਵਣ] in the Punjabi language is the name of a plant identified with Salvadora oleoides Decne. from the Salvadoraceae (Salvadora) family. For the possible medicinal usage of van, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Van in India is the name of a plant defined with Chloroxylon faho in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Swietenia chloroxylon Roxburgh (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Adansonia (1967)
· Adansonia (1961)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1824)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vān (वान्).—A Sanskrit affix to nouns ending in a or ā, or in a consonant of which the inherent short vowel is dropped; forming them into attributives. This is the masculine termination; the feminine and neuter are vatī & vat. Ex. dravyavān, bhāgyavān, dhūmavān Rich, fortunate, smoky; ētadvān, tadvān, payasvān Possessed of this, of that, of water or milk &c. In Maraṭhi however the fem. and neut. terminations are little used. As this affix is taken by nouns ending in a (inherent) or ā, so the affix mān is taken by nouns terminating in any other vowel. Ex. dhanavān, lajjāvān, kīrttimān, dhīmān, bhānumān or aṃśumān, bhrūmān, gōmān, naumān. This affix therefore supplies the deficient power of the affix mān q. v.

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

vān (वान्).—or -vān, naśibācē tālē See under nasība.

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vān (वान्).—or -vān a Fortunate, prosperous.

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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

Vaṇ (वण्).—1 P. (vaṇati) To sound.

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Van (वन्).—I. 1 P. (vanati)

1) To honour, worship.

2) To aid.

3) To sound.

4) To be occupied or engaged. -II. 8 U. (vanoti, vanute, usually vanute only)

1) To beg, ask, request (said to govern two acc.); तोयदादितरं नैव चातको वनुते जलम् (toyadāditaraṃ naiva cātako vanute jalam).

2) To seek for, seek to obtain.

3) To conquer, possess.

4) Ved. To like, love.

5) To wish, desire.

6) To make ready, prepare for.

7) To hurt, injure. -III. 1 P., 1 U. (vanati, vānayati-te)

1) To favour, aid.

2) To hurt, injure.

3) To sound.

4) To confide in.

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

Vaṇ (वण्).—[(ṛ)vaṇṛ] r. 1st cl. (vaṇati) To sound; also vana .

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Van (वन्).—r. 1st and 10th cls. (vanati vānayati-te) 1. To sound. 2. To serve, to honour. 3. To help. 4. To be distressed. (u) vanu r. 1st and 10th cls. (vanati vānayati-te) 1. To act, to transact business. 2. To injure; r. 8th cl. (vanute) To ask or beg.

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

Vaṇ (वण्).—baṇ BaṆ, i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To sound.

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Van (वन्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To sound. 2. To serve, to honour. [Causal.] vanaya, 1. To act. 2. To hurt, to kill. See 3. tan.

— Cf. perhaps [Anglo-Saxon.] an-winnan, to fight against.

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Van (वन्).—ii. 8, [Parasmaipada.] [Ātmanepada.] (in the Vedas also i. 1; ii. 2, etc.). 1. To ask, to beg. 2. To accept, Chr. 288, 11 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 11. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. vanita, Solicited, begged. f. , 1. A beloved woman, a mistress, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 36. 2. A woman in general, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 44. 3. A female bird, [Kirātārjunīya] 6, 8. Comp. Tridaśa-, f. , the wife of a deity, Megh 59. Sa-nāka -vanita, adj. endowed with the celestial women (i. e. the Apsarases), [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 27.

— Cf. 1. van, the vedic use, and [Latin] Venus, venustas, venerari; [Old High German.] wunna; [Anglo-Saxon.] wyn, ge-wenian; [Gothic.] vêna; [Anglo-Saxon.] to-wenan; probably

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

Van (वन्).—1. () vanoti vanute vanati (vanati), °te, [participle] vāta (—°) & vanita (cf. vanitā) like, love; wish, desire, aim at; get, obtain, acquire, win, conquer, dispose of, possess, enjoy. [Causative] vānayati & [Desiderative] vivāsati, te (only —°).

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Van (वन्).—2. (only [genetive] & [locative] [plural]) wood, wooden vessel.

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

1) Vaṇ (वण्):—(also written baṇ) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] vaṇati ([perfect tense] vavāṇa etc.; [Causal] [Aorist] avīvaṇat, or avavāṇat), to sound, [Dhātupāṭha xiii, 3.]

2) Van (वन्):—1. van [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xiii, 19; 20; xix, 42]) vanati ([Vedic or Veda] also te, and vanati);—[class] 8. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] ([xxx, 8]) vanoti, vanute ([perfect tense] vāvāna, vāvantha, vavanma, vavne; p. vavanvas, [Ṛg-veda]; [Aorist] vanta, vaṃsva, [ib.]; vaṃsat, sate, [ib.]; vaniṣat, [Atharva-veda]; ṣanta, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; vanuṣanta, [Ṛg-veda]; [Potential] vaṃsīmahi, vasīmahi, [ib.]; Prec. vaniṣīṣṭa, [Ṛg-veda] vaṃsiṣīya, [Atharva-veda]; [future] vanitā [grammar]; vaniṣyate, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]; [infinitive mood] vanitum [grammar]; -vantave, [Ṛg-veda]),

2) —to like, love, wish, desire, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kāṭhaka; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

2) —to gain, acquire, procure (for one’s self or others), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

2) —to conquer, win, become master of, possess, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda];

2) —to prepare, make ready for, aim at, attack, [Ṛg-veda];

2) —to hurt, injure, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary] ([Dhātupāṭha] also ‘to sound’; ‘to serve, honour, worship, help, aid’) :—[Causal] vanayati or vānayati, [Dhātupāṭha xix, 68];—[xxxix, 33] [varia lectio] (cf. saṃ-√van) :

2) —[Desiderative] vivāsati, te, to attract, seek to win over, [Ṛg-veda] :—[Intensive] (only vāvanaḥ and vāvandhi; but cf. vanīvan)

2) —to love, like, [Ṛg-veda]

3) cf. [Latin] venia, Venus; Got. gawinnan; [German] gewinnen; [English] win.

4) 2. van = vana (only in [genitive case] and [locative case] [plural] vanām vaṃsu), ‘wood’ or, ‘a wooden vessel’ [Ṛg-veda]

5) love, worship, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Vāṅ (वाङ्):—[from vāc] in [compound] for vāc.

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

1) Vaṇ (वण्):—(ṛ) vaṇati 1. a. To sound.

2) Van (वन्):—(ki) vanu (ṅa, da) vanute 8. d. To ask, to beg. (ki) vanati yati 1. 10. a. To sound; to serve; to be distressed; to transact business.

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

Van (वन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaṇa.

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Van in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Van in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) wood, forest, jungle; water; ~[khamda] forest; land; forestry; woodland; ~[gamana] going to the forest; taking to asceticism; —, [gahana] dense forest; ~[cara/cari] a forester, woodman, forest-farer; ~[ja/jati] wild, born in the jungle; a lotus flower; ~[da] a cloud; ~[devata] a satyr, sylvanus; —[devi] a dryad; ~[dhanya] wild foodgrain; ~[pramta] forest; forestry; woodland; ~[pala] a forester; forest ranger; -[mahotsava] an Indian movement for augmentation of the forest wealth; ~[mala] a wreath of wild flowers; ~[raja] a lion; -[rakshana] forest preservation; ~[ropana] afforestation; ~[lakshmi] a forest-beauty; forest-godness; ~[vasa] dwelling in a forest; exile, banishment; •[dena] to command to dwell in the forest, exiled, banished; ~[vasi] inhabitant of a forest; an ascetic; ~[vidya] forestry; -[samvardhana] forestation; -[samskriti] forest culture; ~[sthali] woodland, forest land..—van (वन) is alternatively transliterated as Vana.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vāṉ (வான்) noun

1. [Telugu: vāna, K. bāna, M. vānu.] Sky, the visible heavens; ஆகாயம். வானுயர் தோற்றம் [agayam. vanuyar thorram] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 272).

2. Primordial matter; மூலப்பிரகிருதி. வானின் றிழிந்து வரம்பிகந்த மாபூதத்தின் [mulappiragiruthi. vanin rizhinthu varambigantha maputhathin] (கம்பராமாயணம் அயோத். மந்திர. [kambaramayanam ayoth. manthira.] 1).

3. Cloud; மேகம். ஏறொடு வான் ஞெமிர்ந்து [megam. erodu van gnemirnthu] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மதுரைக்காஞ்சி [pathuppattu: mathuraikkanchi] 243).

4. Rain; மழை. வான்மடி பொழுதில் [mazhai. vanmadi pozhuthil] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பெரும்பாணாற்றுப்படை [pathuppattu: perumbanarruppadai] 107).

5. Celestial world; தேவருலகு. வான்பொரு நெடுவரை [thevarulagu. vanporu neduvarai] (பத்துப்பாட்டு [pathuppattu] 128).

6. Ambrosia; அமிர்தம். வான்சொட்டச் சொட்ட நின் றட்டும் வளர்மதி [amirtham. vansottas sotta nin rattum valarmathi] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 586, 1).

7. Heaven; மோட்சலோகம். வானேற வழிதந்த [modsalogam. vanera vazhithantha] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 10, 6, 5).

8. Goodness; நன்மை. வரியணி சுடர் வான் பொய்கை [nanmai. variyani sudar van poykai] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பட்டினப்பாலை [pathuppattu: pattinappalai] 38).

9. Greatness; largeness; பெருமை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) இருடூங்கு வான்முழை [perumai. (pingalagandu) irudungu vanmuzhai] (காசிகண்டம் காசியின்சிறப். [kasigandam kasiyinsirap.] 13).

10. Beauty; அழகு. வான்பொறி பரந்த புள்ளி வெள்ளையும் [azhagu. vanpori parantha pulli vellaiyum] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 103).

11. Strength; வலிமை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [valimai. (pingalagandu)]

12. Regularity; நேர்மை. வானிரைவெண்பல் [nermai. vaniraivenpal] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 14).

13. A kind of tree; மரவகை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [maravagai. (pingalagandu)]

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Vāṉ (வான்) particle An ending of verbal participle; ஒரு வினையெச்சவிகுதி. [oru vinaiyechaviguthi.] (நன். [nan.] 343.)

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Vāṉ (வான்) particle < vān nominative sing of vat. A Sanskrit suffix meaning 'possessor of'; உடைமைப்பொருள் காட்டும் ஒரு வடமொழி விகுதி. கிரியா வான் [udaimaipporul kattum oru vadamozhi viguthi. kiriya van] (சிவஞானசித்தியார் சுபக்ஷம் [sivagnanasithiyar supagsham] 12, 5).

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vān (वान्):—suffix. forms adjectives and nouns which are properly masculine's; chiefly from nouns; having the sense 'possessed of' like कलावान्, प्रतिभावान् [kalāvān, pratibhāvān] ;

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