Vanaukas, Vana-okas: 6 definitions


Vanaukas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vanaukas (वनौकस्) refers to “forest-dwelling (sages)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “After going there, the haughty Kāma, deluded by Śiva’s magic power, stationed himself, after first spreading the enchanting power of Spring all around. [...] At that time the Kāladīpikā (brilliant lamp) induced reticent haughty persons to love. O good sir, the wind blew gently but distressed those who were separated from their beloveds. Thus the vast diffusion of Spring caused the display of emotions of love. It was unbearable to the forest-dwelling sages [i.e., vanaukasvanaukasāṃ tadā tatra munīnāṃ]. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vanaukas (वनौकस्).—I. adj. living in woods, Chr. 25, 61. Ii. m. 1. an anchorite, Chr. 11, 18. 2. a wild beast, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 39. 3. a monkey, 6, 26, 5.

Vanaukas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and okas (ओकस्).

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

Vanaukas (वनौकस्).—[adjective] living in a forest; [masculine] = vanecara [masculine]

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

1) Vanaukas (वनौकस्):—[from vana > van] mfn. living in a forest

2) [v.s. ...] m. a f°-dweller, anchorite, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a f°-animal, ([especially]) a wild boar, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] an ape, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vanaukas (वनौकस्):—[vanau+kas] (kaḥ) 5. m. A forester; an ape.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vanaukas 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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