Vanadevata, Vanadevatā, Vana-devata: 8 definitions


Vanadevata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vanadevata in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vanadevatā : (f.) a forest deity.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vanadevatā refers to: forest deva S. IV, 302.

Note: vanadevatā is a Pali compound consisting of the words vana and devatā.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

vanadēvatā (वनदेवता).—f (S) A sylvan deity or wood-god, a faun.

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

vanadēvatā (वनदेवता).—f A sylvan deity, a faun.

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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»] — Vanadevata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanadevatā (वनदेवता).—a sylvan deity, a dryad; शुश्राव कुञ्जेषु यशः स्वमुच्चैरुद्गीयमानं वनदेवताभिः (śuśrāva kuñjeṣu yaśaḥ svamuccairudgīyamānaṃ vanadevatābhiḥ) R.2.12;9.52; Ś.4.5; अनुप्रयाता वनदेवताभ्यामदृश्यत स्थावरराजकन्या (anuprayātā vanadevatābhyāmadṛśyata sthāvararājakanyā) Kumārasambhava 3.52;6.39.

Vanadevatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and devatā (देवता).

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

Vanadevatā (वनदेवता).—[feminine] forest goddess, dryad.

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

Vanadevatā (वनदेवता):—[=vana-devatā] [from vana > van] f. a f°-goddess, Dryad, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vanadevata 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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