Bhramaka, Bhrāmaka: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bhramaka means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhramak.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक) is one of the four varations of Kānta, which is a type of Iron (loha), according to Indian medicinal alchemy (rasaśāstra) described in Sanskrit books such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara. Bhrāmaka stones are available from a few selected mountains from which the iron can be extracted.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhrāmaka (भ्रामक).—a (S) That occasions doubt or perplexity concerning; that confounds, bewilders, perplexes, puzzles.

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

bhrāmaka (भ्रामक).—a That confounds, puzzles.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक).—a. (-mikā f.). [भ्रामयति-भ्र (bhrāmayati-bhra) णिच् ण्वुल् (ṇic ṇvul)]

1) Causing to move or whirl.

2) Perplexing, deluding, misleading.

3) Deceptive, false.

-kaḥ 1 A sun-flower.

2) A kind of loadstone.

3) A deceiver, rogue, cheat.

4) A jackal.

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

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A jackal. 2. A cheat, a rogue. 3. A sort of loadstone. 4. The sun-flower. E. bhram to turn round, ṇvul aff.

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

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक).—i. e. bhram, [Causal.] + aka, I. adj. Causing to whirl. Ii. m. 1. A cheat. 2. A jackal. 3. The sun-flower. 4. A sort of loadstone.

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

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक).—[feminine] mikā deceitful, false.

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

1) Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक):—[from bhram] mf(ikā)n. ([from] [Causal]) causing error, deceitful, false, [Rāmāyaṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] mn. ‘causing ([scilicet] iron) to turn round’, a magnet (also kādri, m.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. ‘turning round ([scilicet] towards the sun?)’, a sunflower, heliotrope, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a deceiver, cheat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Bhrāmakā (भ्रामका):—[from bhrāmaka > bhram] f. a species of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A jackal; a cheat; a loadstone; a sun-flower.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक):—(vom caus. von bhram und von bhrama)

1) adj. f. bhrāmikā betrüglich, trügerisch, falsch: dṛṣṭi [Scholiast] zu [Rāmāyaṇa] bei [GORRESIO I, CXXXI.] —

2) m. a) Magnet (das Eisen hinundher bewegend; vgl. u. bhram am Ende) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 76. fg.] [Medinīkoṣa k. 132.] [Halāyudha 2, 14.] — b) Sonnenblume [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] —

3) Betrüger diess. —

4) Schakal diess. —

3) f. bhrāmakā eine best. Pflanze (vulg. laghudhāyaṭī) [DHANV.] in [NIGH. PR.]

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhrāmaka (भ्रामक) [Also spelled bhramak]:—(a) illusory, confusing; hence ~[] (nf).

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