Definition of Asvins

1. Noun. (literally 'possessing horses' in Sanskrit) in Hinduism the twin chariot warriors conveying Surya.

Category relationships: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language
Generic synonyms: Hindu Deity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asvins

Astroturfs
Asturia
Asturian
Asturian pony
Asturianism
Asturians
Asturias
Astwood's test
Asuncion
Asunción
Asur
Asura
Asuras
Asurbanipal
Asvina
Asvins (current term)
Aswan
Aswan Dam
Aswan High Dam
Asx
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Lines
At
Atabrine
Atacama
Atacama Desert
Atacama Trench
Atacaman
Atacamanian
Atacamans

Literary usage of Asvins

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1. Contributions to the Science of Mythology by Friedrich Max M�uller (1897)
"Asvins as Temporal Gods. That everything belonging to the Asvins is golden ... Hence in the morning the Asvins may be said to bring light or to deliver the ..."

2. Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic by William Joseph Wilkins (1882)
"THE Asvins. From the hymns addressed to these deities it is not at all easy to know who or what they are. Yaska, the commentator of the Vedas, deriving the ..."

3. The Mythology of the Aryan Nations by George William Cox (1870)
"Functions of ihe Asvins. of light from darkness; and ' this palpable ... These Asvins have been made the subject of a somewhat lengthened controversy. ..."

4. Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of by F. Max (Friedrich Max) Müller, Royal institution of Great Britain (1890)
"109,4), and they share several other attributes in common with the Asvins. They are called brothers, they are called twins; ..."

5. Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of by Friedrich Max Müller (1864)
"0 Asvins, sharpen these songs that long for you, as a sword is sharpened with ... Like the two Asvins, who are in later times distinguished by the names of ..."

6. A Classical Dictionary of India: Illustrative of the Mythology, Philosophy by John Garrett (1871)
"Asvins—" The Asvins seem to have been a puzzle even to the oldest Indian commentators." (Muir.) Professor Roth says "they are the earliest bringers of light ..."

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