Dhanus, Dhanush: 24 definitions


Dhanus means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dhanus (धनुस्):—

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Dhanus (धनुस्):—2. n. = 2. dhanvan dürres —, trocknes Land: dhanurdurga (pura) [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 70] ([Kullūka] liest dhanvadurga). viell. auch [Mahābhārata 6, 233.]

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Dhanus (धनुस्):—1.

2) [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 170, 4.] —

5) [Oxforder Handschriften 97,b,32.] — Vgl. indra, puṣpa, mahā, surapati .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dhanus (धनुस्):—1. —

1) (*m.) n. — a) Bogen. — b) ein best. Längenmaass , 4 Hasta. — c) ein geometrischer Bogen. — d) Fiedelbogen [Saṃgitasārasaṃgraha 179.] — e) ein bogenförmiges Instrument zur Beobachtung der Sonnenhöhe und Zenith-Distanz. — f) der Schütze im Thierkreise. — g) *Buchanania latifolia. — h) Beiname Śiva's. Nach [Nīlakaṇṭha] = dhanuḥsvarūpa. —

2) *Adj. mit einem Bogen bewaffnet.

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Dhanus (धनुस्):—2. n. = ^2. dhanvan. Vgl. dhanurdurga.

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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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