Brahmashasana, Brahmaśāsana, Brahman-shasana: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Brahmaśāsana can be transliterated into English as Brahmasasana or Brahmashasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmaśāsana (ब्रह्मशासन).—

1) a decree addressed to Brāhmaṇas.

2) a command of Brahman.

3) the command of a Brāhmaṇa.

4) instruction about sacred duty.

Derivable forms: brahmaśāsanam (ब्रह्मशासनम्).

Brahmaśāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and śāsana (शासन).

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

Brahmaśāsana (ब्रह्मशासन).—n.

(-naṃ) An edict or grant, &c. addressed to Brahmans. E. brahma a Brahman and śāsana governing or an edict, &c.

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

1) Brahmaśāsana (ब्रह्मशासन):—[=brahma-śāsana] [from brahma > brahman] m. Name of a Grāma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a command of Brahmā or of a Brāhman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] an edict addressed to the Brāhmans (= dharmakīlaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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