Apadhvamsaja, Apadhvamsa-ja, Apadhvaṃsaja, Apadhvaṃsajā: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apadhvaṃsaja (अपध्वंसज) or Apadhvaṃsajā (अपध्वंसजा).—a person of a mixed, degraded and impure caste (where the mother belongs to a higher caste than the father's) एको विड्वर्ण एवाथ तथाऽत्रैवोपलक्षितः । षडपध्वंसजास्ते हि (eko viḍvarṇa evātha tathā'traivopalakṣitaḥ | ṣaḍapadhvaṃsajāste hi)...Mb.13.49.8. अपध्वंसजाः स्मृताः (apadhvaṃsajāḥ smṛtāḥ) Ms.1.41.46.

Derivable forms: apadhvaṃsajaḥ (अपध्वंसजः).

Apadhvaṃsaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms apadhvaṃsa and ja (ज).

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

Apadhvaṃsaja (अपध्वंसज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A man of a mixed or impure caste. E. apadhvaṃsa and ja born.

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

Apadhvaṃsaja (अपध्वंसज).—[adjective] born in consequence of degradation, i.e. of a mixed marriage.

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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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