Atharvangiras, Atharvāṅgiras: 7 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Atharvāṅgiras (अथर्वाङ्गिरस्).—See AṄGIRAS.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atharvāṅgiras (अथर्वाङ्गिरस्).—m. A member of the class of this name. -(pl.)

1) Descendants of Atharvan and of Aṅgiras.

2) Names of the hymns of the Atharvaveda; दण्डनीत्यां च कुशलमथर्वाङ्गिरसे तथा (daṇḍanītyāṃ ca kuśalamatharvāṅgirase tathā) Y.1.313.

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

Atharvāṅgiras (अथर्वाङ्गिरस्).—[masculine] [plural] the races of Atharvan and Aṅgiras, also = atharvateda.

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

Atharvāṅgiras (अथर्वाङ्गिरस्):—[from atharva > atharvan] m. a member of the sacerdotal race or class called atharvāṅgirasas, m. [plural], id est. the descendants of Atharvan and of Aṅgiras, the hymns of the Atharva-veda,

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

Atharvāṅgiras (अथर्वाङ्गिरस्):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-rāḥ) The Angiras of the Athar-vaveda. This use of the word, as a [tatpurusha compound] in the sing., is of later origin than that of the Dwandwa in the plur., and, as it seems, adopted to explain the form atharvāṅgirasa q. v. Ii. Dwandwa. m. pl.

(-rasaḥ) 1) The descendants of Atharvan and of Angiras.

2) The Atharvaveda hymns of both collectively; the Atharvaveda (q. v.), one part (or parvan) of which is considered to have been revealed by the descendants of Atharvan and another by the descendants of Angiras. According to another explanation, however, this name of the Atharvaveda would merely refer to Atharvan (q. v.) being the inspired author of one part and Angiras (q. v.) of the other. E. atharvan and aṅgiras.

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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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