Agrya: 6 definitions

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Agrya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Agrya (अग्र्य).—A region of the pātāla; the soil with the gold colour.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 2 and 3.
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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

Agrya (अग्र्य).—a. [agre jātaḥ, agra-yat]

1) Foremost, best, choicest, most essential or important, highest, pre-eminent, first; तदङ्गमग्र्यं मघवन् महाक्रतोः (tadaṅgamagryaṃ maghavan mahākratoḥ) R.3.46.; °महिषी (mahiṣī) 1.66; उपेयुषः स्वामपि मूर्तिमग्र्याम् (upeyuṣaḥ svāmapi mūrtimagryām) 6.73,8.28,14.19,18.39, Ku. 7.78, Ms.5.166,12.3; अद्याहं पुत्रिणामग्र्यः (adyāhaṃ putriṇāmagryaḥ) V.5.14: also with loc.; अग्र्याःसर्वेषु वेदेषु (agryāḥsarveṣu vedeṣu) Ms.3.184.

-gryaḥ An elder brother

-gryam The roof of a house.

-gryā The tree myrobalans. (Mar. triphaḷā) or a mixture of हिरडा, बेहडा, आंवळकाठी (hiraḍā, behaḍā, āṃvaḷakāṭhī)).

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

Agrya (अग्र्य).—mfn.

(-gyraḥ-gyrā-gyraṃ) Chief, principal. m. (gyraḥ) An elder brother. E. agra, and yat aff.

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

Agrya (अग्र्य).—i. e. agra + ya, adj., f. . 1. First. 2. Best, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 30.

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

Agrya (अग्र्य).—[adjective] foremost, first, best.

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

1) Agrya (अग्र्य):—[from agra] mf(ā)n. foremost, topmost, principal, best

2) [v.s. ...] proficient, well versed in (with [locative case])

3) [v.s. ...] intent, closely attentive

4) [v.s. ...] m. an elder or eldest brother, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Agryā (अग्र्या):—[from agrya > agra] f. = tri-phalā q.v.

6) Agrya (अग्र्य):—[from agra] n. roof, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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