Brahmanishtha, Brahmaniṣṭha, Brahman-nishtha: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Brahmaniṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Brahmanistha or Brahmanishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
brahmaniṣṭha (ब्रह्मनिष्ठ).—a (S) Absorbed in the contemplation of Brahma.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
brahmaniṣṭha (ब्रह्मनिष्ठ).—a Absorbed in the contempla- tion of brahma.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Brahmaniṣṭha (ब्रह्मनिष्ठ).—a. absorbed in or intent on the contemplation of the Supreme Spirit; ब्रह्मनिष्ठस्तथा योगी पृथग्भावं न विन्दति (brahmaniṣṭhastathā yogī pṛthagbhāvaṃ na vindati) Aman. Up.1.31.
-ṣṭhaḥ the mulberry tree.
Brahmaniṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and niṣṭha (निष्ठ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmaniṣṭha (ब्रह्मनिष्ठ).—[adjective] quite absorbed in (the contemplation of) the Absolute.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Brahmaniṣṭha (ब्रह्मनिष्ठ):—[=brahma-niṣṭha] [from brahma > brahman] mfn. absorbed in contemplating Brahmă or the one s° Sp°, [Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad]
2) [v.s. ...] m. the mulberry tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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