Agraja, Agra-ja: 8 definitions


Agraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Agraja.—(EI 23), the elder brother (or cousin); rarely used wrongly in the sense of ‘the eldest son’ (EI 9). Note: agraja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agraja (अग्रज).—a S (ja-jā-jaṃ m f n) Elder-born.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agraja (अग्रज).—a Elder-born.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agraja (अग्रज).—a. [agre jāyate; jan-ḍa.] first born or produced; आनन्देनाग्रजेनेव (ānandenāgrajeneva) R.1.78. (-jaḥ) 1 the first born, an elder brother; सुमतिं ममाग्रजमवगच्छ (sumatiṃ mamāgrajamavagaccha) M.5; अस्त्येव मन्युर्भरताग्रजे मे (astyeva manyurbharatāgraje me) R.14.73.

2) a Brāhmaṇa.

- an elder sister; so °जात, °जातक, °जाति (jāta, °jātaka, °jāti).

Agraja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agra and ja (ज).

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

Agraja (अग्रज).—m.

(-jaḥ) 1. An elder brother; the first-born. 2. A Brahman. mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) First-born or produced. E. agra first, ja who is born.

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

Agraja (अग्रज).—[agra-ja]. I. adj., f. . Firstborn. Ii. m. 1. An elder brother, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 171. 2. A Brāhmaṇa, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 20.

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

Agraja (अग्रज).—[adjective] first-born (also ); [masculine] eldest brother.

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

1) Agraja (अग्रज):—[=agra-ja] [from agra] mfn. (cf. ) born first or earlier

2) [v.s. ...] m. the first-born, an elder brother, [Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a Brahman, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā etc.]

4) Agrajā (अग्रजा):—[=agra-jā] [from agra-ja > agra] a f. an elder sister.

5) [=agra-jā] [from agra] b mfn. first-born, [Ṛg-veda ix, 5, 9.]

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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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