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From Proto-Indo-Aryan *párwr̥, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *párwr̥, from Proto-Indo-European *pérwr̥, from *per- + *-wr̥.


  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /pɐ́ɽ.ʋɐn̪/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpɐɽ.ʋɐn̪/
  • Noun[edit]

    पर्वन् (párvann

    1. joint, limb (RV., etc.)
    2. division, section (ŚBr., MBh., etc.)
    3. step of a stairway (Ragh.)
    4. (grammar) member of a compound (Prāt., Nir.)
    5. period of time (RV., VS., ŚBr., GṛŚrS., etc.)
    6. Cāturmāsya (ŚBr.)
    7. the full, new, and half moons (GṛŚrS., Mn., MBh., etc.)
    8. sacrifice carried out at the full, new, or half moon (R.)
    9. the day the moon passes through a lunar node (Var., Sūryas., MBh., etc.)
    10. moment the sun entires a new sign (W.)
    11. any period of the year (W.)
    12. half-month (MBh.)
    13. day (BhP.)
    14. holiday (W.)
    15. opportunity (W.)
    16. moment (W.)


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    • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 93,573,609