Adhamana, Ādhamana: 6 definitions
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Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Ādhamana (आधमन) is a Sanskrit technical term, used in law, referring to “pledge”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.165)
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A deposit, pledge; एको ह्यनीशः सर्वत्र दानाधमनविक्रये (eko hyanīśaḥ sarvatra dānādhamanavikraye); Kāty.; योगाधमनविक्रीतं योगदानप्रतिग्रहम् (yogādhamanavikrītaṃ yogadānapratigraham) Ms.8.165.
2) Fraudulent puffing of goods at a sale.
Derivable forms: ādhamanam (आधमनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) A pledge.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ādhamana (आधमन).—i. e. ā-dhmā + ana, n. A pledge, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 165.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ādhamana (आधमन):—[=ā-dhamana] a n. ([from] ā-√dhā), pledging, [Manu-smṛti viii, 165.]
2) [=ā-dhamana] [from ā-dhmā] b See sub voce
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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