Var, Vār: 11 definitions


Var means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Vār (वार्) is found in the Rigveda and later denoting ‘water’. In some passages ‘stagnant water’, ‘pond’, is meant.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Var in La Réunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues is the name of a plant defined with Talipariti tiliaceum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hibiscus tortuosus Roxb. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The Bahama Flora (1920)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Dissertação Sobre as Plantas do Brazil (1810)
· Vistas in Cytogenetics (1989)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Botanici Berolinensis (1809)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Var, for example health benefits, pregnancy safety, side effects, extract dosage, chemical composition, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Var (वर्).—1 U. (varayati-te, strictly caus. of vṛ, or vṝ of class 1) To ask for, choose, seek to get; see वृ (vṛ).

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Vār (वार्).—n. Water; प्रवाहो वारा यः पृषतलघुदृष्टः शिरसि ते (pravāho vārā yaḥ pṛṣatalaghudṛṣṭaḥ śirasi te) Śivamahimna 17; सा किं शक्या जनयितुमिह प्रावृषेण्येन वाराम् (sā kiṃ śakyā janayitumiha prāvṛṣeṇyena vārām) (dhārāsārān vikiratā vāridena) Bv.1.3.

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

Var (वर्).—r. 10th cl. (varayati-te) To desire, to obtain, to covet or ask.

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Vār (वार्).—n.

(-vāḥ) Water. E. vṛ to surround, aff. kvip .

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

Var (वर्).—see vṛ.

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Vār (वार्).—n. Water, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 3, 51.

— Cf. perhaps [Latin] urina, urceus, urna.

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

Vār (वार्).—[neuter] water.

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

1) Vār (वार्):—n. (said to be [from] √1. vṛ) water, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (n. [plural] once in [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] vāras, as if m. or f.; vārāṃ nidhiḥ, ‘receptacle of waters’, the ocean, [Prabodha-candrodaya])

2) stagnant water, a pond, [Ṛg-veda iv, 19, 4; viii, 98, 8; ix, 112, 4]

3) m. (?) a protector, defender, [i, 132, 3; x, 93, 3].

4) cf., [according to] to some, [Greek] οὖρον, οὐρέω; [Latin] urina, urinari.

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

Vār (वार्):—(vāḥ) 5. n. Water.

[Sanskrit to German]

Var 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Var in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) bridegroom; a boon; (a) good, excellent, beautiful; a Persian suffix meaning having, possessing, endowed with (as [namavara, takatavara] etc.); hence ~[vari] (as [namavari); ~da] boon-giving, gratifying one’s desire (as ~[da hasta); ~data/dani/dayaka] one who confers a boon; -[paksha] the bridegroom’s party/side..—var (वर) is alternatively transliterated as Vara.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Var (ವರ್):—

1) [verb] to come towards or in; to arrive.

2) [verb] to begin to grow; to shoot forth (as a plant from a seed).

3) [verb] (a seed or plant) to put forth buds or shoots.

4) [verb] (a plant) to have flowers and fruits in plenty.

5) [verb] to go forward; to proceed ahead.

6) [verb] to join or unite with.

7) [verb] to be got, obtained.

8) [verb] to be born or produced; to come into existence.

9) [verb] to burst suddenly into percepion; to flash.

10) [verb] to happen; to occur.

11) [verb] to become possible; to be feasible.

12) [verb] to come under another’s hold, control.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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