Brahmajyeshtha, Brahmajyeṣṭha, Brahman-jyeshtha: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Brahmajyeṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Brahmajyestha or Brahmajyeshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmajyeṣṭha (ब्रह्मज्येष्ठ).—the elder brother of Brahman; ब्रह्मज्येष्ठमुपासते (brahmajyeṣṭhamupāsate) T. Up.2.5. (-a.) having Brahmā as first or chief.

Derivable forms: brahmajyeṣṭhaḥ (ब्रह्मज्येष्ठः).

Brahmajyeṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and jyeṣṭha (ज्येष्ठ).

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

1) Brahmajyeṣṭha (ब्रह्मज्येष्ठ):—[=brahma-jyeṣṭha] [from brahma > brahman] m. (printed ṭhya) the elder brother of Brahmā, [Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having Brahmā as first or chief, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Brahmajyeṣṭha (ब्रह्मज्येष्ठ):—1. (brahman + jyeṣṭha) m. Brahman's älterer Bruder [PAÑCAR. 4, 3, 45] (jeṣṭhya gedr.).

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Brahmajyeṣṭha (ब्रह्मज्येष्ठ):—2. (wie eben) adj. das Brahman zum Ersten habend [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 19, 22, 21.] [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa 2, 4, 7, 10.]

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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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