Vava, Vāva, Va-va: 11 definitions

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Vava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Vava (वव) refers to the “fourth power” as it represents the abbreviation of vargavarga, according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—The symbols for powers and roots are abbreviations of Sanskrit words of those imports and are placed after the number affected. Thus the square is represented by va (from varga), cube by gha (from ghana), the fourth power by vava (from vargavarga), the fifth power by vaghaghā (from vargaghanaghāta), the sixth power by ghava (from ghanavarga), the seventh power by vavaghaghā (from vargavargaghanaghāta) and so on.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vāva.—(IE 8-2), one's uncle or a relation of one's father's generation; cf. vāva-pād-ānudhyāta, ‘meditating on (or, favoured by) the feet of the uncle (or a relation of one's father's generation).’ Note: vāva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāva (वाव).—m (vāyu S through H) Wind or air. 2 m f Room, space unoccupied and available. 3 Sometimes used of Leisure or unengaged and not unsuitable time. 4 fig. Reason, ground, reasonable occasion, place, room. Ex. tulā phāvalēṃ tara yē asēṃ tumacēṃ vacana sāmpaḍalēṃ mhaṇajē tyālā gharīṃ basā- yāsa vāva jhālā. 5 n Wild and useless vegetation, weeds.

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vāva (वाव).—a (Poetry. vāyu Wind.) Vain, void, unavailing, abortive, unproductive--efforts, measures, speech. Ex. jarīṃ anukūla nasē daiva || tarīṃ kēlē upāya hōti vāva ||.

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

vāva (वाव).—m Wind. m f Room. Leisure. Reason. a Vain.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāva (वाव).—ind. A particle laying stress on the preceding word; त उपनिषद्ब्राह्मी वाव त उपनिषदमब्रूमेति (ta upaniṣadbrāhmī vāva ta upaniṣadamabrūmeti) Ken.4.7; यतोऽभवद्विश्वमिदं विचित्रं संस्थास्यते यत्र च वाव तिष्ठते (yato'bhavadviśvamidaṃ vicitraṃ saṃsthāsyate yatra ca vāva tiṣṭhate) Bhāg. 3.22.2.

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

Vāva (वाव).—i. e. probably vā-eva (Weber, Journ. of the German Oriental Society, ix. 2, 4); indecl., used in a question, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 9, 38.

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

Vāva (वाव).—([indeclinable]) surely, just; lays stress on the preceding word.

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

1) Vava (वव):—See bava.

2) Vāva (वाव):—ind. (a particle laying stress on the word preceding it, [especially] in relative clauses; also ha vāva, ha [khalu] vāva, u ha vāva, ha tvāva [q.v.]) just, indeed, even, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa] (in, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] only from book vi), [Upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vāva (वाव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vāva.

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Vava 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vava (वव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vap.

2) Vava (वव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vap.

3) Vāva (वाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vyāp.

4) Vāva (वाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāva.

5) Vāva (वाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāpa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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