Agnimat: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Agnimat (अग्निमत्).—One who keeps up the sacred fire.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 16. 21.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnimat (अग्निमत्).—a. Ved. [अग्निः अस्त्यस्य मतुप्, मस्य वः (agniḥ astyasya matup, masya vaḥ) P. VIII.2.15]

1) Having fire or enjoying it.

2) Maintaining the sacrificial fire; पितृयज्ञं तु निर्वर्त्य विप्रश्चन्द्रक्षयेऽ- ग्निमान् (pitṛyajñaṃ tu nirvartya vipraścandrakṣaye'- gnimān) Ms.3.122.

3) Having a good digestion.

See also (synonyms): agnivat.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnimat (अग्निमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) 1. Having a consecrated fire. 2. Having fire in general. E. agni and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Agnimat (अग्निमत्):—[=agni-mat] [from agni] mfn. being near the fire, [Atharva-veda] ([Ṛg-veda] has vat)

2) [v.s. ...] having or maintaining a sacrificial fire, [Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] having a good digestion, [Suśruta]

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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. 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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