Varayati, Vārayati: 2 definitions
Varayati 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Varayati (वरयति) means to “choose”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.119.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vārayati (वारयति) or Vāreti.—shares, hands out in turn (as gifts), distributes (? either ‘caus.’ to vṛ-ṇāti, like Sanskrit varayati, or perh. denom. to Sanskrit vāra, turn?): (so) dāni brāhmaṇo modakāni krīṇiya brāhmaṇāṃ śabdāvitvā modakāni vāreti (v.l. vārayati) Mv ii.442.2 (prose). Senart ignores the word, which surely deserves a note, and seems to me puzzling; the Sanskrit caus. to vṛ, regularly varayati, not vār°, seems to mean only choose for oneself. To this probably MIndic caus. vārāpayati (§ 38.57), causes to distribute: tāttakā caiva vārāpeya (opt.) KP 158.3 (here text vārā- vāpeya); 159.6—7. [In MSV iii.11.13; 15.19; and else- where, for (etad) vārayāmi, read dhār°, at the end of a vote in the saṃgha.]
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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