Visvan, Vishvan: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Visvan (विस्वन्).—1 P. To roar, yell; क्रोष्टा डिम्बं व्यष्वणद् व्यस्वनच्च (kroṣṭā ḍimbaṃ vyaṣvaṇad vyasvanacca) Śiśupālavadha 18.77.

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

Visvan (विस्वन्).—roar, howl, sound.

Visvan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and svan (स्वन्).

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

1) Viṣvan (विष्वन्):—[=vi-ṣvan] (for vi-√svan q.v.) [Parasmaipada] -ṣvaṇati ([imperfect tense] vy-aṣvaṇat), to make a sound in eating, smack the lips (in any other sense the dental s must be used [according to] to [Pāṇini 8-3, 68 etc.]), [Śiśupāla-vadha xviii, 77.]

2) Visvan (विस्वन्):—[=vi-√svan] (cf. vi-ṣvan) [Parasmaipada] -svanati, to sound forth, roar, yell, [Śiśupāla-vadha xviii, 77] (cf. [Pāṇini 8-3, 69 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

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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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