Barhis, Barhish: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Barhis (बर्हिस्).—A devagandharva clan. These were born to Kaśyapa prajāpati of his wife Pṛthā. (Chapter 65, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Barhis (बर्हिस्) is found repeatedly in the Ṛgveda and later denoting the litter of grass strewn on the sacrificial ground on which the gods are summoned to seat themselves.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Barhis (बर्हिस्).—m., n. [barh karmaṇi isi]

1) Kuśa grass; प्राक् कूले बर्हिष्यासीनो गङ्गाकुल उदङ्मुखः (prāk kūle barhiṣyāsīno gaṅgākula udaṅmukhaḥ) Bhāg.12.6.1; नियमविधिजलानां बर्हिषां चोपनेत्री (niyamavidhijalānāṃ barhiṣāṃ copanetrī) Ku.1.6.

2) A bed or layer of Kuśa grass.

3) A sacrifice, oblation; ये बर्हिषो भागभाजं परादुः (ye barhiṣo bhāgabhājaṃ parāduḥ) Bhāg.4.6.5. -m.

1) Fire.

2) Light, splendour. -n.

1) Water.

2) Sacrifice.

3) Ether.

4) A kind of perfume.

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

Barhis (बर्हिस्).—or varhis varhis, I. n. A layer, a seat of sacred grass, Chr. 291, 6 = [Rigveda.] i. 85, 6. Ii. m. and n. 1. Sacrificial grass. 2. Sacrifice, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 6, 5. Iii. m. 1. Fire. 2. Lustre.

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

Barhis (बर्हिस्).—[neuter] ([masculine]) the sacrificial grass or bed (often personif.).

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

1) Barhiṣ (बर्हिष्):—[from barha] in [compound] for his.

2) Barhis (बर्हिस्):—[from barha] n. (rarely m.) ‘that which is plucked up’, sacrificial grass, a bed or layer of Kuśa grass (usually strewed over the sacrificial ground and [especially] over the Vedi, to serve as a sacred surface on which to present the oblations, and as a seat for the gods and for the sacrificers), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. Sacrificial Grass personified (and enumerated among the Prayāja and Anuyāja deities), [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] sacrifice, [Ṛg-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] ether, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a kind of perfume, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] m. fire, light, splendour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Plumbago Zeylanica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

11) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bṛhad-rāja, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] [plural] the descendants of Barhis, [Saṃskārakaustubha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Barhis in German

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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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