Aghnya: 6 definitions



Aghnya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aghnya (अघ्न्य).—a. Not to be killed.

-dhnyaḥ [na hanti sṛṣṭikartṛtvāt na han-yak nipātaḥ Tv.]

1) Brahmā (aghnya prajāpatiḥ Uṇ.4. 111.)

2) A Bull.

-ghnyā [na hanyate strīhatyāyāḥ niṣiddhatvāt] A cow; त्रिः सप्त नामाघ्न्या बिभर्ति (triḥ sapta nāmāghnyā bibharti) Rv.7.87.4; Mb.12.262. 47; अघ्न्यः इति गवां नाम क एतां हन्तुमर्हति (aghnyaḥ iti gavāṃ nāma ka etāṃ hantumarhati) cf. SB. on MS.1. 3.49,

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

Aghnya (अघ्न्य).—[masculine] bull, [feminine] ā cow (lit. not to be slain).

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Aghnya (अघ्न्य).—[masculine] bull, [feminine] ā cow (lit. not to be slain).

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

1) Aghnya (अघ्न्य):—[=a-ghnya] [from a-ghnat] (2, 3) or a-ghnya (2, 3), m. ‘not to be killed’, a bull

2) Aghnyā (अघ्न्या):—[=a-ghnyā] [from a-ghnya > a-ghnat] f. a cow, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] said of a cloud, [Ṛg-veda x, 46, 3.]

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

Aghnya (अघ्न्य):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m.

(-ghnyaḥ) A name of Brahmā. Ii. f.

(-ghnyā) A cow. E. a and han, uṇ. aff. yak (aghnya literally: not to be slain, inviolable).

[Sanskrit to German]

Aghnya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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