आथर्वण a. (-णी f.) [अथर्वणा मुनिना दृष्टः वेदः अण् आथर्वणः तमधीते वेत्ति वा अण् P.IV.3.133] Originating from, relating or belonging to, the Atharvaveda or the Athrvans; अग्नौ साक्षिण्याथर्वणेन विधिना Dk; आथर्वण- स्तीव्र इवाभिचारः Mv.1.62. -णः 1 A Brāhmaṇa knowing or studying the Atharvaveda. -2 A descendant of Atharvan; इदं वै तन्मधु दध्यङ्ङार्थवणो$श्विभ्यामुवाच Bṛi. Up.2.5.16. -3 A priest whose ritual is comprised in the Atharvaveda. -4 The Atharvaveda itself (अथर्वणां समूहः). -5 A housepriest. -णम् 1 A private room in which the sacrificer is informed of the happy event of the sacrifice by the officiating Brāhmaṇa. -2 The black art, magic (जारणमारण). -शिरस् n. N. of an Upaniṣad belonging to the Atharvaveda.
A patronymic formed from the name of the mythic Atharvan, is found normally in the plural neuter as a designation of the hymns of the Atharvans. This use appears in the late nineteenth book of the Atharvaveda, and in the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana. In the singular the expression Atharvana (Veda), though not occurring till the Chāndogya Upanisad, is earlier than the term * Atharvaveda,’ which is first found in the Sūtras. In the Nidāna Sūtra Atharvanikas, or * followers of the Atharvaveda,’ appear. Specific but mainly mythical Átharvanas are Kabandha, Brhaddiva, Bhisaj, Dadhyañc, and Vicārin.
noun (masculine) a conjurer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a descendant of Atharvan or the Atharvans (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a priest or Brahman whose ritual is comprised in the Atharvaveda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a text belonging to the Atharvaveda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Atharvaveda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (neuter) atharvaṇāṃ samūhaḥ (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an apartment (in which the sacrificer is informed by the officiating Brāhman of the happy termination of the sacrifice) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of different Sāmans (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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