Vanavasana, Vanavāsana, Vana-vasana: 4 definitions

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Vanavasana 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanavāsana (वनवासन).—a civet-cat.

Derivable forms: vanavāsanaḥ (वनवासनः).

Vanavāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and vāsana (वासन).

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

Vanavāsana (वनवासन).—m.

(-naḥ) A civet or pole cat. E. vana a wood, vas to dwell, aff. yuc .

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

Vanavāsana (वनवासन).—m. a polecat.

Vanavāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and vāsana (वासन).

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

Vanavāsana (वनवासन):—[=vana-vāsana] [from vana > van] m. ‘f°-dweller’, a civet-cat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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