Bradhna: 6 definitions



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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Bradhna (ब्रध्न) refers to the “sun”, whose region is attainable by the ‘giver of the cow’, according to the Manusmṛti 4.231 as follows: “the giver of cloth obtains resemblance to the Moon, the giver of horse resemblance to horse-owners, the giver of the ox great good fortune, and the giver of the cow toe region of the Sun”

Notes: Bradhna is the Sun; he obtains the region of the Sun; i.e., he becomes endowed with great effulgence, superior to everything else. Or, the ‘region of the Sun’ may stand for Heaven.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bradhna (ब्रध्न).—

1) The sun; अथ पुत्रस्य पौत्रेण ब्रध्नस्याप्नोति विष्टपम् (atha putrasya pautreṇa bradhnasyāpnoti viṣṭapam) Ms.9.137;4.231.

2) The root of a tree.

3) A day.

4) The arka plant.

5) Lead (m. ?).

6) A horse.

7) An epithet of Śiva or Brahmā.

8) The point of an arrow.

9) Name of a disease; अभ्यभिष्यन्दिगुर्वामसेवनान्नि- चयं गतः । करोति ग्रन्थिवच्छोथं दोषो वङ्क्षणसन्धिषु । ज्वरशूलाङ्गसादाद्यं तं ब्रध्नमिति निर्दिशेत् (abhyabhiṣyandigurvāmasevanānni- cayaṃ gataḥ | karoti granthivacchothaṃ doṣo vaṅkṣaṇasandhiṣu | jvaraśūlāṅgasādādyaṃ taṃ bradhnamiti nirdiśet) | Mādhavanidānam.

Derivable forms: bradhnaḥ (ब्रध्नः).

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

Bradhna (ब्रध्न).—m.

(-dhnaḥ) 1. The root of a tree. 2. The sun. 3. Siva. 4. Brahma. 5. A horse. 6. The body. 7. A day. 8. The Arka plant. 9. Bubo, (the disease.) 10. Lead. E. bandh to bind, aff. nak and bradha substituted for the root.

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

Bradhna (ब्रध्न).—perhaps vṛdh + na, m. 1. The root of a tree. 2. A son. 3. The body. 4. The sun, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 231. 5. Śiva, Brahman.

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

Bradhna (ब्रध्न).—[adjective] reddish-yellow; [masculine] the sun.

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

1) Bradhna (ब्रध्न):—mfn. (of doubtful origin, [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 5]) pale red, ruddy, yellowish, bay ([especially] as the colour of a horse, but also applied to Soma and the Puroḍāśa), [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

2) great, mighty, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 3]

3) m. the sun, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Manu-smṛti iv, 231] (cf. viṣṭap)

4) the world of the sun, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

5) a horse, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 14]

6) the point or some other part of an arrow (in śata-b q.v.)

7) a [particular] disease (cf. bradhma and budhna-roga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Name of a son of Manu Bhautya, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

9) n. lead, [Bhāvaprakāśa] (often [wrong reading] for budhṇa and budhnya)

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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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