Vidvan, Vidvān: 6 definitions

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Vidvan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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) Vidvān (विद्वान्).—A Vaikuṇṭha god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 57.

1b) Bṛhangiras and a son of Varūtri.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 79; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 78.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vidvān (विद्वान्).—a (S) Learned, erudite, versed in science or sacred knowledge. In comp. it becomes vidvat, and of this word the laws of euphony change the t into d, j, n, l &c.; as vidvatsabhā, vidvajjana, &c.

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

vidvān (विद्वान्).—a Learned.

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

1) Vidvan (विद्वन्):—[from vid] 1. vidvan mfn. = vidvas, [Atharva-veda ix, 9, 7.]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. vidvan in [compound] for vidvat.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vidvān (विद्वान्):—(a and nm) learned (man), a scholar.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidvān (ವಿದ್ವಾನ್):—

1) [noun] = ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸ [vidvamsa].

2) [noun] a title prefixed to the names of men.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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