Van, Vān, Vaṇ: 12 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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 -
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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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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,
— 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; probablySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Van (वन्).—1. (vā) 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.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+1318): Bandhuka, Vadra, Vamcaa, Vamcaga, Vamcai, Vamcakatana, Vamcaki, Vamcalya, Vamcane, Vamcanegai, Vamcanegara, Vamcanegati, Vamchalya, Vamche, Vamchisu, Vamcia, Vamciga, Vamcisu, Vamcisuha, Vamcite.
Ends with (+823): Aajivan, Abaladhanvan, Abhibhuvan, Abhidhvan, Abhikritvan, Abhisattvan, Abhisatvan, Abhishastipavan, Abhitvan, Abhivan, Abhiyugvan, Abhiyujvan, Abhyardhayajvan, Abhyavan, Accavan, Adhijyadhanvan, Adhishvan, Adhvan, Adiparvan, Admasadvan.
Full-text (+999): Vana, Ban, Himavat, Vibhavas, Jrimbhavat, Srishtavat, Sphurjjavat, Sidhmavat, Pratibhavavat, Babhuvas, Jirnavat, Shayitavat, Dadrishivas, Balavat, Ahankaravat, Prarthitavat, Klishitavat, Picchavat, Parivahavat, Sthitavat.
Search found 72 books and stories containing Van, Vān, Vaṇ, Vāṅ; (plurals include: Vans, Vāns, Vaṇs, Vāṅs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.97.1 < [Sukta 97]
Rig Veda 10.60.12 < [Sukta 60]
Rig Veda 10.105.5 < [Sukta 105]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
13. The Skanda Purāṇa < [Preface]
Classification of the Purāṇas < [Preface]
12. The Varāha Purāṇa < [Preface]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.15 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 17.15 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 10.32 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.303 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 1.2.182 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 3.1.6 < [Part 1 - Neutral Love of God (śānta-rasa)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 40 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Text 8 < [Chapter 8 - Aṣṭama-yāma-sādhana (Rātri-līlā–prema-bhajana sambhoga)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)