Veshanta, Veśanta, Veśāntā: 6 definitions


Veshanta 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.

The Sanskrit terms Veśanta and Veśāntā can be transliterated into English as Vesanta or Veshanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Veśanta (वेशन्त) refers to a “pool of water” (a small tank), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 8.35; 11.54.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Veśanta (वेशन्त) or Veśāntā (वेशान्ता).—

1) A small pond, pool; उड्डीय युक्तं पतिताः स्रवन्तीवेशन्तपूरं परितः प्लवन्ते (uḍḍīya yuktaṃ patitāḥ sravantīveśantapūraṃ paritaḥ plavante) N.8.35;11.54.

2) Fire.

Derivable forms: veśantaḥ (वेशन्तः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Veśanta (वेशन्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. A basin, a small pond. 2. Fire. E. viś to enter, jhac Unadi aff.

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

Veśanta (वेशन्त).— (vb. viś), m. 1. A small pond. 2. Fire.

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

1) Veśānta (वेशान्त):—[from veśa] m. ([Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]), ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]) a pond.

2) Veśāntā (वेशान्ता):—[from veśa] f. ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]) a pond.

3) Veśanta (वेशन्त):—[from veśa] m. a pond, tank, [Atharva-veda; Kāvya literature] (cf. veśānta)

4) [v.s. ...] fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Veśantā (वेशन्ता):—[from veśanta > veśa] f. ([Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]; veśantī, [Atharva-veda]) idem

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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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