Avaraja, aka: Avara-ja; 4 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Avaraja.—(ML), a younger brother or cousin. Note: avaraja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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avaraja (अवरज).—m S A younger brother. avarajā f A younger sister.

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avaraja (अवरज).—n P Extensive destruction or damage; wide devastation (as of standing fields by cattle).

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avarajā (अवरजा).—m ( P) A distinct head or account abstracted from or in the leger.

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āvarajā (आवरजा).—m ( P) A distinct head or account in the leger or abstracted from it.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avaraja (अवरज).—m A younger brother. avarajā f A younger sister.

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

Avaraja (अवरज).—n.

1) younger, junior, born afterwards Śi.14.74.

2) of a low birth, inferior. (-jaḥ) 1 a younger brother; भीमसेनादवरजः श्रेष्ठः सर्वधनुष्मताम् (bhīmasenādavarajaḥ śreṣṭhaḥ sarvadhanuṣmatām) Mb.14.72.14; R.11.54; 14.11,36.

2) a Sūdra.

- a younger sister; विदर्भ- राजावरजा (vidarbha- rājāvarajā) R.6.58.84; 12.32.

Avaraja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms avara and ja (ज).

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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