Brahmadaya, Brahmadāya, Brahman-daya: 7 definitions


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

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Brahmadāya.—(EI 23; CII 4), gift to a Brāhmaṇa; the rent- free holding of Brāhmaṇas; same as brahmadeya. See brahmatrā, etc. Note: brahmadāya 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmadāya (ब्रह्मदाय).—

1) instruction in the Vedas, the imparting of sacred knowledge.

2) sacred knowledge received as an inheritance; तं प्रतीतं स्वधर्मेण ब्रह्मदायहरं पितुः (taṃ pratītaṃ svadharmeṇa brahmadāyaharaṃ pituḥ) Manusmṛti 3.3.

3) the earthly possession of a Brāhmaṇa.

Derivable forms: brahmadāyaḥ (ब्रह्मदायः).

Brahmadāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and dāya (दाय).

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

Brahmadāya (ब्रह्मदाय).—1. [adjective] imparting or teaching the Veda.

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Brahmadāya (ब्रह्मदाय).—2. [masculine] the Veda as an heritage, hara [adjective] receiving it from ([genetive]).

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

1) Brahmadāya (ब्रह्मदाय):—[=brahma-dāya] [from brahma > brahman] 1. brahma-dāya m. ([from] 1. dāya) = [preceding] [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. imparting or teaching sacred k°, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] 2. brahma-dāya m. (and. 2, dāya) s° k° as an inheritance (-hara mfn. receiving it from [gen.] [Manu-smṛti iii, 3]; yāda mfn. [according to [Scholiast or Commentator]] either ‘enjoying s° k° as an i°’ or ‘Brahmā’s son’ [Bhāgavata-purāṇa])

4) [v.s. ...] m. the earthly possession of a Brāhman, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Brahmadaya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Brahmadāya (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮದಾಯ):—

1) [noun] the knowledge of Brahma or the Universal Principle, that is got hereditarily.

2) [noun] money or land donated to a brāmaṇa who completed the study of vedas.

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Brahmādāya (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾದಾಯ):—[noun] a piece of land given to a brāhmaṇa as a free gift.

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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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