Brahmaṇya, Brahmanya: 14 definitions

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Brahmaṇya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य).—Eligibility for Pārvaṇaśrāddha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 16. 10.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Brahmaṇya.—(EI 22) ‘hospitable to the Brāhmaṇas’; see Paramabrahmaṇya, Atibrahmaṇya. Note: brahmaṇya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Brāhmaṇya.—(SII 1), the community of Brāhmaṇas. Note: brāhmaṇya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य).—n S The state, office, function, business of a Brahman, Brahmanism.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य).—a. [brahmaṇe hitaḥ]

1) Relating to Brahma.

2) Relating to Brahman or the creator.

3) Relating to the acquisition of sacred knowledge, holy, pious.

4) Fit for a Brāhmaṇa.

5) Friendly or hospitable to a Brāhmaṇa.

-ṇyaḥ 1 One well-versed in the Veda; त्वं ब्रह्मण्यः किल परिणतश्चासि धर्मेण युक्तः (tvaṃ brahmaṇyaḥ kila pariṇataścāsi dharmeṇa yuktaḥ) Mv.3.26.

2) The mulberry tree.

3) The palm tree.

4) Muñja grass.

5) The planet Saturn.

6) An epithet of Viṣṇu.

7) Of Kārtikeya.

-ṇyā An epithet of Durgā.

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Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य).—a. Befitting a Brāhmaṇa.

-ṇyaḥ An epithet of the planet Saturn.

-ṇyam 1 The station or rank of a Brāhmaṇa, priestly or sacerdotal character; सत्यं शपे ब्राह्मण्येन (satyaṃ śape brāhmaṇyena) Mk.5; Pt.1.66; Ms.3.17;7.42.

2) A collection of Brāhmaṇas; ब्राह्मण्यं कृत्स्नमेतत्त्वां ब्रह्मण्यमनुगच्छति (brāhmaṇyaṃ kṛtsnametattvāṃ brahmaṇyamanugacchati) Rām.2.45.21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य).—adj. (in Sanskrit only brah°, and in Pali only brahmañña; regularly follows śrāmaṇya, the long ā of which seems to have influenced this word in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]), devoted to brahmans; regularly after mātṛjña, pitṛjña, śrāmaṇya; see s.v. mātṛjña for references. In some passages of Mahāvastu the mss. read brahmaṇya. Cf. a-brā°.

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

Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य).—mfn.

(-ṇyaḥ-ṇyā-ṇyaṃ) Relating to or connected with Brahma or a Brahman. m.

(-ṇyaḥ) 1. The mulberry tree, (Morus Indica.) 2. The planet Saturn. E. brahman and yat aff.

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Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य).—m.

(-ṇyaḥ) The planet Saturn. n.

(-ṇyaṃ) 1. An assembly of Brahmans. 2. The state, quality or business of a Brahman, Brahmanhood. E. brahman and yañ aff.; or brāhmana and yat aff.

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

Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य).—i. e. brahman = ya, adj. 1. Relating or connected with Brahman or a Brāhmaṇa; fit for a Brāhmaṇa. 2. Pious, [Nala] 1, 3.

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Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य).—i. e. brāhmaṇa (cr brahman), + ya, I. m. The planet Saturn. Ii. n. Brahmanhood, priestly character, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 97; the dignity of a Brāhmaṇa, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 76

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

Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य).—[adjective] devoted to sacred knowledge or friendly to Brahmans; religious, pious i.[grammar]

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Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य).—[adjective] fit for Brahmans; [neuter] state or dignity of a Brahman, an assembly of Brahmans.

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

1) Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य):—[from brahman] 1. brahmaṇya [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati (only [present participle] yat) to pray, be devout or religious, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. brahmaṇya mfn. relating to Brahmă or Brahmā, devoted to sacred knowledge or friendly to Brāhmans, religious, pious, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Kārttikeya, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of the planet Saturn, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

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

7) Brahmaṇyā (ब्रह्मण्या):—[from brahmaṇya > brahman] f. Name of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य):—[from brahman] (ṇya) n. ([plural]) ‘praise’ or ‘sacrificial food’ (?), [Ṛg-veda viii, 6, 33] ([Sāyaṇa])

9) Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य):—[from brahman] mfn. ([from] brāhmaṇa) fit for Brāhmans, [Mahābhārata]

10) [v.s. ...] m. the planet Saturn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. 2. brahmaṇya)

11) [v.s. ...] n. the state or rank of a Brāhman, Brāhmanhood, priestly rank or character, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc. (cf. a-br)

12) [v.s. ...] a multitude or assembly of Brāhmans, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. [Pāṇini 4-2, 42]).

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

1) Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य):—(ṇyaḥ) 1. m. The mulberry tree; Saturn. a. Relating to Brahmā.

2) Brāhmaṇya (ब्राह्मण्य):—(ṇyaḥ) 1. m. The planet Saturn. n. An assembly of brāhmaṃs, their state or business.

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

Brahmaṇya (ब्रह्मण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Baṃbhaṇṇa, Baṃbhaṇṇaya.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmaṇya (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] relating to the Supreme Spirit, the principle of the Universe or to the knowledge of it.

2) [adjective] relating to Brahma, the Creator.

3) [adjective] fit to be ordained to be, followed by a brāhmaṇa.

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Brahmaṇya (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] he who has studied, and well-vered with, vedas.

2) [noun] he who is pleasing or helpful to brāhmaṇas.

3) [noun] Kārtikēya, son of Śiva.

4) [noun] Viṣṇu.

5) [noun] the tree Areca catechu of Arecaceae family; betel nut tree.

6) [noun] the mulberry tree (as Morus alba, Morus indica, etc.) of Moraceae tree.

7) [noun] the grass Saccharus munja of Poaceae family.

8) [noun] 'any of the varieties of the cotton producing plants (family: Malvaceae).'9) [noun] the planet saturn.

10) [noun] that which is proper to or is in favour of, brāhmaṇas.

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Brāhmaṇya (ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] = ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣತ್ವ [brahmanatva].

2) [noun] a multitude of brāhmaṇas.

3) [noun] the planet saturn.

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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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