Vahana, Vāhana: 26 definitions

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Alternative spellings of this word include Vahan.

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

Vahana (वहन):—(von 1. vah)

1) adj. fahrend: varavimāna [Kathāsaritsāgara 43, 242. 119, 196.] führend, auf seinem Rücken tragend: rāja (nāga) [Mahābhārata 2, 2076.] —

2) n. a) das Fahren, Führen: haviṣām [Yāska’s Nirukta 7, 8.] havya (agneḥ) [Mahābhārata 2, 1146.] das Fliessen des Wassers [Yāska’s Nirukta 6, 2.] das Mitsichführen: maṇikusumādya der Krähen [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 95, 12.] das Tragen: dharābhāra [Spr. 5152.] — b) Schiff [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 2, 13.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 876.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 25, 45. 26, 7. 123.] — c) der unterste Theil einer Säule [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 53, 29.] udvahana dass. Cit. beim [Scholiast] — Vgl. cakṣurvahana, pūrvāgni, soma .

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Vāhana (वाहन):—(vom caus. von 1. vah)

1) adj. tragend: madvadhū (siṃha) [Kathāsaritsāgara 22, 134.] jāmātṛ (haya) [30, 101.] nāgānāṃ vāhanā meghāḥ [124, 223. 221.] bringend: svapnottamaḥ satyavāhanaḥ [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 100.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Muni [Oxforder Handschriften 55,b,22.] —

3) n. a) Zugthier, Gespann, Reitthier, Vehikel überh. [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 26. 3, 4, 25, 181.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 221. 759.] [Halāyudha 2, 294.] am Ende eines adj. comp. f. ā [Mahābhārata 3, 11279.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 2, 125, 2.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 20, 164.] gardabhaḥ sarveṣāṃ vāhanānāmanāśiṣṭhaḥ [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 4, 9.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 8, 2, 9. 2, 1, 4, 4. 4, 4, 4, 10.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 75. 222. 8, 113. 419.] [Mahābhārata 3, 2129. 13, 352. 4855. 14, 75. fg.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 2, 86, 2. 7, 16, 7.] [KĀM. NĪTIS. 7, 30. 12, 44. 13, 31. 80.] [Spr. 5408.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 4, 24. 9, 43. 46, 7. 27. 48, 68. 90, 8. 93, 12.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 20, 146. 30, 137. 43, 244.] [Naiṣadhacarita 22, 45.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 288.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 12, 17.] Häufig in Verbindung mit bala so v. a. Heer und Tross [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 172. 9, 313.] [Mahābhārata 1, 6652. 2, 1074. 4, 993. 2219.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 53, 6.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 1, 16, 11. 2, 101, 5. 5, 9, 51. 30, 2. 73, 4.] [Spr. 768.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 37, 9.] hṛṣṭavāhanapūruṣa [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 347.] prayayau puṇḍarīkākṣaḥ śaibyasugrīvavāhanaḥ Ross [Mahābhārata 2, 35. 555. 4, 319.] śrānta adj. [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 62, 1. 68, 1. 2, 68, 21. 71, 30.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 48. 9, 25.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 16, 91. 18, 106.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 15, 31.] spṛṣṭvā kṣatriyo vāhanāyudham (śudhyati) Reitthier (Elephant oder Ross) [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 99.] [Mahābhārata 13, 3724.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 7, 13. 12, 134.] yajñeśa [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 6, 22.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 1, 76.] [Pañcatantra 198, 5.] [Hitopadeśa 126, 16.] Auch m.: kaṃsasyaiva sa vāhanaḥ [Harivaṃśa 3113. 5884] (n. in der neueren Ausg.). — Wagen [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 9, 4, 2, 11.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 2, 109, 35. 3, 56, 52.] [Spr. 4423.] in comp. mit der Last (wobei das na in ṇa verwandelt wird, wenn ra oder ṣa vorhergehen) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 8, 4, 8.] śaravāhaṇa, darbha, ikṣu [Scholiast] Schiff [Oxforder Handschriften 151,a,6.] Am Ende eines adj. comp. (f. ā) nach dem näher angegebenen Vehikel so v. a. fahrend in, reitend auf: syandana [Harivaṃśa 4426.] nāga [10998.] siṃha [Kathāsaritsāgara 22, 79.] haṃsa [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 3, 16.] garuḍa [8, 10, 2.] In der Stelle vanyavāhanahantar [Kathāsaritsāgara 21, 30] bedeutet das Wort Thier überh. — b) Ruder (Comm.) oder Segel [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 52, 5.] — c) nom. act. das Ziehen, Tragen (eines Zugthieres, eines Reitthieres oder Trägers) [Mahābhārata 5, 473. 13, 4755.] śivikā [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 24, 18.] [Pañcatantra 83, 19. 198, 6. 253, 13.] [Hitopadeśa ed. JOHNS. 1705.] das Fahren [Suśruta 1, 119, 2. 244, 8. 277, 10.] das Reiten [Kathāsaritsāgara 62, 158. 160. fg.] [Spr. 3174.] das Lenken (der Rosse) [Mahābhārata 3, 2635.] — Vgl. uda, kavya, kravya, jala, dvija, deva, naga, nara, nṛ, pakṣa, pavana, purīṣa, purīṣya, puṣpa, pravara, praṣṭi, babhru, barhi, barhiṇa, bīja, bhāra, bhūta, bhūti, maṇi, madhu, mahiṣa, mṛga, megha, yajña, yama, ratha, rāja, rukma, vasu, vāji, vāyu, vāri, śāli, śikhi, śveta, hari, havya, hotra .

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