Vava, aka: Vāva; 4 Definition(s)


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

India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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