Atithya; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Atithya in Purana glossaries]

Atithya (अतिथ्य).—A great Brāhman.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 134.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[Atithya in Marathi glossaries]

ātithya (आतिथ्य).—n (S) ātithyipūjana n (S) ātithyamāna m (S) ātithyasanmāna m (S) ātithyādara m (S) āti- thēya n S Hospitality; guest-rites.

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ātithya (आतिथ्य).—a (S) ātithēya a S Pertaining to guests or guest-rites.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ātithya (आतिथ्य).—n Hospitality; guest-rites. a Pertaining to guests or guest-rites.

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

[Atithya in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ātithya (आतिथ्य).—a. [atitheridaṃ ṣyañ] Hospitable, proper for a guest &c. (= ātitheya); हविरातिथ्यम्, आतिथ्या इष्टिः (havirātithyam, ātithyā iṣṭiḥ) &c.

-thyaḥ A guest.

-thyam or

-thyā 1 Hospitable reception, hospitality; तमातिथ्याक्रियाशान्तरथक्षोभपरिश्रमम् (tamātithyākriyāśāntarathakṣobhapariśramam) R.1.58.

2) a particular rite, the reception of Soma when it is brought to the sacrificial place (also called ātithyeṣṭiḥ)

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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