Varavanita, Vara-vanita, Vāravanitā: 3 definitions

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Varavanita 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

Vāravanitā (वारवनिता).—'a woman of the multitude', a common woman, harlot, courtezan, prostitute; Ratn.1. 26; Ś. Til.16.

Vāravanitā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāra and vanitā (वनिता). See also (synonyms): vāravadhū, vāravilāsinī, vārasundarī, vārastrī.

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

Vāravanitā (वारवनिता).—[feminine] the same.

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

Vāravanitā (वारवनिता):—[=vāra-vanitā] [from vāra] ([Ratnāvalī; Dhūrtanartaka]) f. a harlot, prostitute.

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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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