Dhanvantara: 5 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dhanvantara (धन्वन्तर):—1. (1. dhanu + antara) n. eine Strecke —, eine Entfernung von einem Dhanu oder [4] Hasta [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 2, 3.] daśa rāṇi [Mahābhārata 8, 4224.] — Vgl. dhānvantara .

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Dhanvantara (धन्वन्तर):—2. m. Nebenform von dhanvantari; ihm wird eine Speisegabe (bali) nach Nordost hin dargebracht [Mahābhārata 13, 4662] (vgl. dhanvantari [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 29, 17]). als Beiname von Śiva [7, 9536.]

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Dhānvantara (धान्वन्तर):—adj. von dhanvantari [?2. Suśruta 2, 80, 19. Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 3, 17. Bei UJJVAL. zu Uṇādisūtra 1, 7] verbessert [AUFRECHT] dhanvantaram in dhānvantaram und fasst dieses offenbar als Titel eines Werkes. Es ist aber wohl dhanvantaram beizubehalten und dieses als zweites Beispiel für den Stamm dhanu anzusehen.

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

Dhanvantara (धन्वन्तर):—n.

1) eine Strecke — , eine Entfernung von einem Dhann oder 4 Hasta.

2) als Beiname Śiva’s [Mahābhārata 7,202,45] von [Nīlakaṇṭha] als Bogensehne gefasst ( dhanuṣi antare madhye stīti dhanvantaraṃ maurvī). —

3) dhanvantare [Mahābhārata 13,4662] fehlerhaft für dhanvantareḥ.

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Dhānvantara (धान्वन्तर):—Adj. zu dhanvantari in Beziehung stehend.

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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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