Yavan, Yāvan: 6 definitions

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Yavan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yāvan (यावन्).—m. Ved.

1) A rider, horseman.

2) An invader.

3) Going, driving &c. (at the end of comp.).

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

Yavan (यवन्).—[masculine] = 2 yava.

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Yāvan (यावन्).—[masculine] aggressor, pursuer.

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

1) Yavan (यवन्):—[from yava] m. idem, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Yāvan (यावन्):—[from ] 1. yāvan m. (for 2. See p. 852, col. 3) a rider horseman, invader, aggressor, foe, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) going, driving, riding (cf. akṣṇa-, agra-, eka-y etc.)

4) [from yāvat] a in [compound] for yāvat.

5) 2. yāvan (for 1. See p. 850, col. 1), in a-yāvan q.v.

6) 3. yāvan in ṛṇa-yāvan q.v.

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Yavan 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yavan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a Greek; a Mohammedan; hence [yavani] (nf)..—yavan (यवन) is alternatively transliterated as Yavana.

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