Abrahmana, Abrāhmaṇa: 9 definitions

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[«previous next»] — Abrahmana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण).—a. Devoid of or without Brāhmaṇas.

-ṇaḥ Not a Brāhmaṇa; अब्राह्मणादध्ययनमापत्काले विधीयते (abrāhmaṇādadhyayanamāpatkāle vidhīyate) | ... नाब्राह्मणे गुरौ शिष्ये । वासमात्यन्तिकं वसेत् (nābrāhmaṇe gurau śiṣye | vāsamātyantikaṃ vaset) Manusmṛti 2.241-2; (= śūdra) six kinds are usually mentioned.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण).—1. m. one who is not a Brāhmaṇa, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 241. 2. adj. without Brāhmaṇas.

Abrāhmaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and brāhmaṇa (ब्राह्मण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण).—1. [masculine] no Brahman.

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Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण).—2. [adjective] without Brahmans.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण):—[=a-brāhmaṇa] [from a-brahmaṇya] 1. a-brāhmaṇa m. not a Brāhman, [Atharva-veda] etc.

2) [=a-brāhmaṇa] [from a-brahmaṇya] mfn. without Brāhmans, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण):—I. [tatpurusha compound] 1. m.

(-ṇaḥ) 1) Not a Brāhmaṇa, any one in general except a Brāhmaṇa; e. g. in the Śatapath.: …tadvai nābrāhmaṇaḥ pibedagnau hyadhiśrayanti tasmānnābrāhmaṇaḥ pibet; or in the Chhānd. Upan.: taṃ hovāca naitadabrāhmaṇo vivaktumarhati (where ‘none but a Brāhmaṇa’ implies ‘because the Brāhmaṇas alone are upright’); or in the Mitākṣ.: aśvādvaḍavāyāmaśvaḥ . tasmādbrāhmaṇādbrāhmaṇyāmutpannobrāhmaṇa iti viruddham; [but so far, by the fact of negation, comparable to a Brāhmaṇa, that a man, not a lump of earth &c. is implied; this sense is conveyed when Patanjali gives abrāhmaṇa as an instance to the meaning ‘similar’ of na, in his comment on the Nyāya to Pāṇ. Iii. 1. 12. and Vi. 1. 71., omitted in the mutilated reprint of the Calc. edition: nañyuktamivayuktaṃ vā (to Vi. 1. 71.: nañyukta ivayukte vā) yatkiṃcidiha dṛśyate . anyasmiṃstatsadṛśe kāryaṃ vijñāyate . tathā hyartho gamyate . (Vi. 1. 71.: tadyathā .) abrāhmaṇamānayetyukte brāhmaṇasadṛśa evānīyate (to Vi. 1. 71.: brāhmaṇasadṛśamevānayati) nāsau loṣṭamānīya kṛtī bhavati; or the latter words more completely to the same Nyāya, Vi. 1. 135. (omitted in the Calc. ed. and therefore also in the reprint of that edition): abrāhmaṇamānayetyukte brāhmaṇasadṛśaṃ kṣatriyamānayati . nāsau &c.].

2) A twice-born man who is not a Brāhmaṇa, i. e. a Kshatriya or a Vaiśya; e. g. in Manu: abrāhmaṇādadhyayanamāpatkāle vidhīyate (Kullūka: brāhmaṇādanyo yo dvijaḥ kṣatriyastadabhāve vaiśyo vā); or in Jaimini's Sūtra: abrāhmaṇe ca darśanāt (where a Kshatriya is meant); or in the Vārttika to Pāṇ.: abrāhmaṇagotramātrādyuvapratyayasyopasaṃkhyānam (Kaiyy.: tena vaiśyagotrādapi sidhyati, i. e. a Kshatriya and a Vaiśya; comp. the other Vārtt. of Ii. 4. 58. in the Calc. ed.); or in the Vājas.: aśūdrā abrāhmaṇāste prājāpatyāḥ (scil. paśavaḥ).

3) A Śūdra (i. e. the reverse of a Brāhmaṇa, the last of the castes, while the Brāhmaṇa is the first &c.); e. g. in Manu: abrāhmaṇaḥ saṃgrahaṇe prāṇāntaṃ daṇḍamarhati; (Kullūka: abrāhmaṇo tra śūdraḥ).

4) A bad Brāhmaṇa, an impious Brāhmaṇa; e. g. in the Ādiparvan of the Mahābh.: sa pīḍito devayānyā maharṣiḥ samāhvayatsaṃrambhāccaiva kāvyaḥ . asaṃśayaṃ māmasurā dviṣanti ye me śiṣyānāgatāndūṣayanti . abrāhmaṇaṃ kartumicchanti raudrāste māṃ yathā vyabhicaranti nityam. 2. f.

(-ṇī) The fem. of abrāhmaṇa in the foregoing meanings; e. g. Nārada: svairiṇyabrāhmaṇī veśyā dāsī niṣkāsinī ca yāḥ . gamyāḥ syurānulomyena striyo na pratilomataḥ (Vīramitr.: abrāhmaṇīti svairiṇyaviśeṣaṇam). E. a neg. and brāhmaṇa. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇam) Without Brāhmaṇas; e. g. in the Vāyu Pur.: mamādhvare śaṃsitāraḥ stuvanti rathaṃtare sāma gāyanti geyam . abrāhmaṇe brahmasatre yajante &c. E. a priv. and brāhmaṇa.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abrahmana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abrāhmaṇa (अब्राह्मण):—(nm) a non-Brahman.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abrahmana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abrāhmaṇa (ಅಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣ):—[adjective] not of or not proper to a Brāhmaṇa.

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Abrāhmaṇa (ಅಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣ):—[noun] he who is not a Brāhmaṇa.

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