Varangana, Varaṅganā, Varāṅganā, Vara-angana: 10 definitions

Introduction

Varangana 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—A daughter of Ugrasena.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 133.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

varaṅganā : (f.) a noble lady.

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

Varaṅganā refers to: a noble or beautiful woman Mhvs 33, 84.

Note: varaṅganā is a Pali compound consisting of the words vara and aṅganā.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vārāṅganā (वारांगना).—f (S) A concubine of a series &c. See vārayuvatī.

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

vārāṅganā (वारांगना).—f A concubine, a courtezan

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—a lovely woman; वराङ्गनासेवनमल्पभोजनम् (varāṅganāsevanamalpabhojanam) Lakṣmīcharitra.

Varāṅganā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and aṅganā (अङ्गना).

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Vārāṅganā (वाराङ्गना).—f., [yoṣit] f.,

Vārāṅganā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāra and aṅganā (अङ्गना). See also (synonyms): vāranārī, vārayuvati.

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

Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—f.

(-nā) A lovely woman. E. vara best, aṅganā a woman.

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Vārāṅganā (वाराङ्गना).—f.

(-nā) A harlot. E. vāra and aṅganā a woman.

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

Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—f. a lovely woman.

Varāṅganā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and aṅganā (अङ्गना).

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

Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—[feminine] = varayoṣit.

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Vārāṅganā (वाराङ्गना).—[feminine] = vāranārī.

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

1) Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना):—[from vara] f. a beautiful woman, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

2) Vārāṅganā (वाराङ्गना):—[from vāra] f. idem, [Kāvya literature]

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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. 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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