Yavanacarya, aka: Yavanācārya, Yavana-acarya; 3 Definition(s)
Yavanacarya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Yavanacharya.
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yavanācārya (यवनाचार्य).—m (S) A spiritual leader amongst Muhammadans; or any eminently learned man of that people. 2 A designation of a certain Brahman who, in order to obtain and to introduce amongst the Hindus the science of ramala, embraced Muhammadism.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Yavanācārya (यवनाचार्य).—the reputed author of astronomical book called Tājak.
Derivable forms: yavanācāryaḥ (यवनाचार्यः).
Yavanācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yavana and ācārya (आचार्य).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yavanācārya (यवनाचार्य) or Yavanācāryya.—m.
(-ryaḥ) An astronomical writer, frequently quoted by Varaha-mihira, and other ancient Hindu astronomers: perhaps Ptolemy, or the Greek astronomers collectively. E. yavana a Yavana, and ācārya a holy teacher.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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