Varman: 5 definitions

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Varman 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Varman (वर्मन्).—An appellation for Kṣatriya.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 10. 8-9.

1b) A son of Uśīnara.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 9.
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varman (वर्मन्).—n. [āvṛṇoti aṅgam vṛ-manin Uṇ.4.157]

1) An armour, a coat of mail; स्वहृदयमर्मणि वर्म करोति सजलनलिनी- दलजालम् (svahṛdayamarmaṇi varma karoti sajalanalinī- dalajālam) Gīt.4; R.4.56; Mu.2.8; Śi.15.76.

2) (Hence) Shelter, protection.

3) Bark, rind.

4) Name of preservative mantras (esp. of hum). -m. An affix added to the names of Kṣatriyas; as चण्डवर्मन्, प्रहारवर्मन् (caṇḍavarman, prahāravarman); cf. दास (dāsa).

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

Varman (वर्मन्).—[neuter] armour, coat of mail (lit. cover); shelter, protection.

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

1) Varman (वर्मन्):—n. (or m., [Siddhānta-kaumudī]; [from] √1. vṛ) ‘envelope’, defensive armour, a coat of mail, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) a bulwark, shelter, defence, protection, [ib.] (often at the end of the names of Kṣatriyas)

3) bark, rind, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) Name of [particular] preservative formulas and prayers ([especially] of the mystic syllable hum), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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