Bhagineya, Bhāginēya, Bhāgineya: 14 definitions


Bhagineya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhagineya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय) refers to “one’s nephew”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura said to the Gods: “[...] Indra, his elder brother, is a greater sinner. He has committed many sins for his self-interest. To gain his selfish end, by him Diti’s foetus was destroyed; the modesty of Gautama’s wife was outraged, Vṛtra, the son of a Brahmin, was killed. He beheaded the Brahmin Viśvarūpa, the nephew (bhāgineya) of Bṛhaspati. Thus he transgressed the Vedic path. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Bhāgineyī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Agnicakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the agnicakra refers to one of the three divisions of the saṃbhoga-puṭa (‘enjoyment layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Bhāgineya] are red in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagineya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhāginēya (भागिनेय).—m S A sister's son.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagineya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय).—[bhaginyā apatyaṃ ḍhak] A sister's son.

-yī A sister's daughter.

Derivable forms: bhāgineyaḥ (भागिनेयः).

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

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) A sister’s son. E. bhaginī a sister, ḍhak aff.

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

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय).—i. e. bhaginī + eya, I. m. A sister’s son, [Pañcatantra] 231, 20. Ii. , A sister’s daughter.

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

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय).—[masculine] a sister’s son.

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

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय):—[from bhāga] m. ([from] bhaginī) a sister’s son, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (also in friendly address to any younger person, [Divyāvadāna])

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

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. A sister’s son.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhāiṇijja, Bhāiṇea, Bhāiṇejja.

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Bhagineya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagineya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhāgineya (भागिनेय):—(nm) a sister’s son.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagineya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhāginēya (ಭಾಗಿನೇಯ):—[noun] one’s sister’s son; a nephew.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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