Vanavasin, Vana-vasin, Vanavāsin: 9 definitions
Vanavasin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a forest-dweller, forester.
2) a hermit; so वनस्थायिन् (vanasthāyin).
Vanavāsin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and vāsin (वासिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vanavāsin (वनवासिन्).—m., name of a region (janapada; in the south): Gaṇḍavyūha 76.20; 77.22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vanavāsin (वनवासिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) Wild, forest, who or what dwells in woods. m. (-sī) 1. An anchoret, a hermit. 2. A forester. E. vana forest, vāsa abode, aff. ini .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vanavāsin (वनवासिन्).—I. adj. abiding in woods, wild, [Hitopadeśa] 88, 7, M.M. Ii. m. a hermit.
Vanavāsin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and vāsin (वासिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vanavāsin (वनवासिन्).—[adjective] living in a wood; [masculine] forester, hermit, ascetic.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vanavāsin (वनवासिन्):—[=vana-vāsin] [from vana > van] mfn. living in a f°
2) [v.s. ...] m. a forest-dweller, hermit, anchorite, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants or roots (= ṛṣabha, muṣkaka, varāhī-kanda etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a crow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a country in the Dekhan (also simaṇḍala), [Inscriptions]
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.
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vanavāsin refers to: forest-dweller SnA 56 (Mahā-tissatthera).
Note: vanavāsin is a Pali compound consisting of the words vana and vāsin.
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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