Bhriti, Bhṛti, Bhṛtī: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bhriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Bhṛti and Bhṛtī can be transliterated into English as Bhrti or Bhriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhṛtī (भृती).—One of the ten branches of the Rohita group of devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 90.
Purana book cover
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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhṛti (भृति) [or भृत्या, bhṛtyā].—f S Wages, pay, hire. 2 Nourishing.

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

bhṛti (भृति).—f Wages, pay. Nourishing.

context information

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

Bhṛti (भृति).—f. [bhṛ-ktin]

1) Bearing, upholding, supporting.

2) Cherishing, maintaining.

3) Bringing, leading to.

4) Nourishment, support, maintenance.

5) Food.

6) Wages, hire; त्रिभिः प्रकारैर्भृतिर्भवति व्यापारतः फलतो वचनत इति (tribhiḥ prakārairbhṛtirbhavati vyāpārataḥ phalato vacanata iti) ŚB. on MS.1.3.45; भृतिश्च कर्मकरेभ्य आनत्यर्थं यद्दीयते (bhṛtiśca karmakarebhya ānatyarthaṃ yaddīyate) ŚB. on MS.1.2.27; cf. also कालमानं त्रिधा ज्ञेयं चान्द्रं सौरं च सावनम् । भृतिदाने सदा सौरं चान्द्रं कौसीदबुद्धिषु (kālamānaṃ tridhā jñeyaṃ cāndraṃ sauraṃ ca sāvanam | bhṛtidāne sadā sauraṃ cāndraṃ kausīdabuddhiṣu) || Śukra. See also Śukra.3.266.

7) Service for hire.

8) Capital. principal.

9) Wages, hire.

Derivable forms: bhṛtiḥ (भृतिः).

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

Bhṛti (भृति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Wages, hire. 2. Capital, principal. 3. Nourishment, maintenance. 4. Supporting, support. 5. Service for wages. E. bhṛ to nourish, aff. ktin .

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

Bhṛti (भृति).—[bhṛ + ti], f. 1. Nourishment, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 32. 2. Wages, hire, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 231. 3. Service, Nal, 8, 25. 4. Capital, principal.

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

Bhṛti (भृति).—[feminine] bearing, carrying, maintaining, nourishing; wages or service for wages.

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Bhṛti (भृति).—[feminine] bearing, carrying, maintaining, nourishing; wages or service for wages.

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

1) Bhṛti (भृति):—[from bhṛ] f. ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] also bhṛti) bearing, carrying, bringing, fetching (See idhma-bh)

2) [v.s. ...] support, maintenance, nourishment, food, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] hire, wages or service for w°, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata]

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

Bhṛti (भृति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Wages; capital; maintenance, support.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bhṛti (भृति):—und bhṛti ([27,25]) f.

1) Herbeiholung , Herbeischaffung in idhmabhṛti. —

2) Unterhalt , Verpflegung.

3) Löhnung , Lohn.

4) Dienst für Lohn.

5) aufgetragene Speise , Kost.

context information

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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