Brahmasama, Brahma-sama: 3 definitions



Brahmasama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Brahmasama (ब्रह्मसम).—pl., name of a brahmanical school (of the Chandogas): Divyāvadāna 632.23, 25.

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

Brahmasāma (ब्रह्मसाम):—[=brahma-sāma] [from brahma > brahman] n. Name of a Sāman (sung to a text recited by the chief priest or by the Brāhmaṇāc-chaṃsin), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???]

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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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasama in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Brahmasama refers to: like Brahmā Sn. 508; SnA 318, 325; DhsA. 195.

Note: brahmasama is a Pali compound consisting of the words brahma and sama.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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