Yuvan: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Yuvan (युवन्).—lit. young person; masculine; the word is given as a technical term in grammar in the sense of one, who is the son of the grandson or his descendant, provided his father is alive; the term is also applied to a nephew, brother, or a paternal relative of the grandson or his descendant, provided his elderly relative, if not his his father, is alive; it is also applied to the grandson, in case respect is to be shown to him: cf. P. IV. 1.163-167. The affixes prescribed in the sense of युवन् (yuvan) are always applied to a word ending with a tad. affix applied to it in the sense of an offspring (अपत्य (apatya)) or grandson (गोत्र (gotra)), in spite of the ruling that in the sense of grandson or his descendant (गोत्र (gotra)), one affix only इञ् () or अण् (aṇ) or the like is added to the base; e.g. गार्ग्यस्यापत्यं गार्ग्यायणः, दाक्षेरपत्यं दाक्षाय्णः गार्ग्ये जीवति तस्य भ्राता सपिण्डो वा गाम्यार्यणः तत्रभवान् गार्ग्यः (gārgyasyāpatyaṃ gārgyāyaṇaḥ, dākṣerapatyaṃ dākṣāyṇaḥ gārgye jīvati tasya bhrātā sapiṇḍo vā gāmyāryaṇaḥ tatrabhavān gārgyaḥ); गार्ग्यायणो वा (gārgyāyaṇo vā).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Yuvan (युवन्) [or yauvana] refers to “adult (speaking of a stone) § 2.10.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yuvan, (Vedic yuvan; cp. Av. yavan=Lat. juvenis, Lith. jáunas young; Lat. juvencus “calf”; juventus youth; Goth. junda, Ohg. jugund & jung, E. young.—The n. -stem is the usual, but later Pāli shows also decl. after a-stem, e.g. Gen. yuvassa Mhvs 18, 28) a youth.—Nom. sg. yuvā D. I, 80=yobbanena samannāgata DA. I, 223; Sn. 420; Dh. 280 (=paṭhama-yobbane ṭhita DhA. III, 409); Pv III, 71 (=taruṇa PvA. 205).—Cp. yava, yuvin & yobbana. (Page 557)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yuvan (युवन्).—a. [yautīti yuvā, yu-kanin Uṇādi-sūtra 1.154] (yuvatiḥ -tī or yūnī f.; compar. yavīyas or kanīyas; superl. yaviṣṭha or kaniṣṭha)

1) Young, youthful, adult, arrived at puberty.

2) Strong, healthy.

3) Excellent, good. -m. (nom. yuvā, yuvānau, yuvānaḥ, acc. pl. yūnaḥ, instr. pl. yuvabhiḥ &c.)

1) A young man, a youth; सा यूनि तस्मिन्नभिलाषबन्धं शशाक शालीनतया न वक्तुम् (sā yūni tasminnabhilāṣabandhaṃ śaśāka śālīnatayā na vaktum) R.6.81.

2) A younger descendant (the elder being still alive); जीवति तु वंश्ये युवा (jīvati tu vaṃśye yuvā) P. IV. 1.163; I.2.65; II.4.58; IV.1.9.

3) An elephant 6 years old.

4) Name of a संवत्सर (saṃvatsara).

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

Yuvan (युवन्).—mfn. (yuvā yuvatiḥ or -tī or yūnī-yuva) 1. Young. 2. Best, excellent. 3. Endowed with native or natural strength. m. (Nom. -yuvā-vānī-vānaḥ acc. plu. yunaḥ) 1. A younger descendant, the elder being alive. m.

(-vā) A young man or one of the virile age, or from sixteen to seventy. f. (-tiḥ-tī or yūnī) A young woman, one from sixteen to thirty. f.

(-tiḥ) Turmeric. E. yu to mix or associate, Unadi aff. kvanin, the fem. form takes ti, and optionally adds ṅīṣ in one form, with which affix the semi-vowel va is changed to its congener u, and the two short vowels coalesce into one long one, making yūnī.

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

Yuvan (युवन्).— (for yavan, cf. comparat. yavīyaṃs, u by the influence of v), I. adj., f. vatī and yāni, comparat. yavīyaṃs, superl. yaviṣṭha, Young, Chr. 293, 4 = [Rigveda.] i. 87, 4. Ii. m. A young man, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 20. Iii. f. vatī or yūnī, A young woman. [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2. 60; [Pañcatantra] 158. 3; [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 2, 24.

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

Yuvan (युवन्) or Yūn.—[adjective] & [masculine] young, young man, youth ([Epithet] of [several] gods); a younger descendant ([grammar]).

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

1) Yuvan (युवन्):—mf(yūnī, or yuvatI q.v.)n. ([probably] [from] √2. yu) young, youthful, adult (applied to men and animals), strong, good, healthy, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) m. a youth, young man, young animal (in Veda often applied to gods, [especially] to Indra, Agni, and the Maruts), [ib.]

3) (in gram.) the younger descendant of any one (an elder being still alive), [Pāṇini 1-2, 65, etc.]

4) Name of the ninth year in Jupiter’s cycle of 60 years, [Jyotiṣa]; an elephant 60 years old, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

5) cf. [Latin] juvenis, juventa; [Slavonic or Slavonian] junŭ; [Lithuanian] jáunas; [Gothic] juggs ; [German] junc, jung; [Anglo-Saxon] geong; [English] young.

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

Yuvan (युवन्):—[(vā-vati-vatī-yūnī-yuva) a.] Young, excellent. () Young man from 16 to 30. (ti, tī) or (yūnī) Young woman. f. (ti) Turmeric.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Yuvan (युवन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Juva.

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Yuvan 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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