Brahmasteya, Brahman-steya: 3 definitions
Brahmasteya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Brahmasteya (ब्रह्मस्तेय).—acquiring holy knowledge by unlawful means; स ब्रह्मस्तेयसंयुक्तो नरकं प्रतिपद्यते (sa brahmasteyasaṃyukto narakaṃ pratipadyate) Ms.2.116.
Derivable forms: brahmasteyam (ब्रह्मस्तेयम्).
Brahmasteya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and steya (स्तेय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmasteya (ब्रह्मस्तेय).—[neuter] [abstract] to [preceding]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmasteya (ब्रह्मस्तेय):—[=brahma-steya] [from brahma > brahman] n. unlawful acquisition of the Veda (cf. [preceding]), [Manu-smṛti ii, 116.]
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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