Yuvati, Yuvatī, Yavati: 18 definitions


Yuvati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Yuvati (युवति) refers to “young women”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Pūrvaphālguni will delight in dance, in young women (yuvati-subhaga), in music, in painting, in sculpture and in trade; will be dealers in cotton, salt, honey and oil and will be forever in the enjoyment of the vigour of youth. Those who are born on the lunar day of Uttaraphālguni will be mild, cleanly, modest, heretical, generous and learned; will be dealers in grains; will be wealthy, virtuous and in the company of princes. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yuvatī (युवती) refers to a “young maiden”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Thus the good sage spent a long time with his mind utterly agitated by pangs of love. Once while the good sage was on his way to the river Puṣpabhadrā for taking his bath he happened to see the young maiden (yuvatī) Padmā who was as charming as goddess Lakṣmī. The sage asked the persons standing by—‘Who is this girl?’ The people, afraid of the curse bowed to the sage and replied. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Yuvati (युवति) refers to a “woman”, according to the Amaraughaprabodha: a short 13th century treatise on Yoga attributed to Gorakṣanātha which teaches the fourfold system of yoga (Mantra, Laya, Haṭha and Rāja).—Accordingly, “Some drink urine, their own impurity. Some eat their saliva as food. Some draw up [their] semen that falls from a woman’s vagina (yuvati-bhaga) after having penetrated [her]. And some who are skilled in circulating the breath through the channels of the entire body, consume dhātus. They do not have mastery of the body without [the state of] Rājayoga, in which their minds are absent. When the mind has attained equanimity and the breath moves into the central channel, [then] these Amarolī, Vajrolī and Sahajolī [Mudras] arise”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I (hinduism)

Yuvatī (युवती) refers to the “young ladies”, representing one of the topics of the Vasantavilāsa by Nayacandrasūri (dealing with poetry and riddles), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Vasantavilāsa is a concentrate of the author’s literary orientations: [...] Nayacandrasūri’s Vasantavilāsa has nothing Jain. It is secular poetry devoted to the evocation of young men (nāyaka) spring (vasanta) and young ladies’ love (yuvatī-śṛṅgāra). It is composed of stanzas in Sanskrit but even more in apabhraṃśa, in different poetic forms and metres.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Yuvati in India is the name of a plant defined with Aganosma caryophyllata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echites blumei Voigt (among others).

2) Yuvati is also identified with Aganosma dichotoma It has the synonym Echites dichotomus Roth.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1895)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1837)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yuvatī : (f.) a young woman.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yuvati (युवति) [or ती, tī].—f (S) A young woman; a female from the age of sixteen to that of thirty. Ex. rāvaṇēṃ nēlī tyācī yu0 ॥; also saptaśatēṃ daśarathayu0 ॥.

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

yuvati (युवति) [-tī, -ती].—f A young woman.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yuvati (युवति) or Yuvatī (युवती).—f. [yuvan-ti ṅīp vā]

1) A young woman, any young female (whether of men or animals); सुर- युवतिसंभवं किल मुनेरपत्यम् (sura- yuvatisaṃbhavaṃ kila munerapatyam) Ś.2.9; युवतिजनकथामूकभावः परेषाम् (yuvatijanakathāmūkabhāvaḥ pareṣām) Bh.; so इभयुवतिः (ibhayuvatiḥ).

-tī 1 The sign virgo of the zodiac.

2) Turmeric (also yuvatiḥ).

Derivable forms: yuvatiḥ (युवतिः).

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

Yuvati (युवति).—f. (-tiḥ or ) A young woman.

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

Yuvati (युवति).—see yuvan.

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

Yuvati (युवति).—[adjective] & [feminine] young, young woman.

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Yuvatī (युवती).—[adjective] & [feminine] young, young woman.

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

1) Yuvati (युवति):—[from yuvan] f. a girl, young woman, any young female animal, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (in, [Ṛg-veda] applied to Uṣas, Night and Morning, Heaven and Earth etc.; with śaryā, [probably] ‘an arrow just shot off’; but cf. yuvā; ifc. as f. for yuvan, a youth e.g. sa-bāla-vṛddhayuvatiḥ purī, a town with boys, old and young men, [Harivaṃśa])

2) [v.s. ...] turmeric, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Yuvatī (युवती):—[from yuvan] f. = yuvati, a girl, young woman, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) the zodiacal sign Virgo.

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

Yuvati (युवति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Juai, Juvai.

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Yuvati 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

Yuvatī (युवती):—(nf) a young woman youthful woman.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yavati (ಯವತಿ):—

1) [noun] a young woman.

2) [noun] a woman (in gen.).

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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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