Brahmasva, Brahman-sva: 8 definitions


Brahmasva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmasva in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmasva (ब्रह्मस्व).—The property of a Brahmana which should not be confiscated by a king; Haihaya paid a penalty for taking Jamadagni's cow.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 28. 38-50, 68; 29. 1; 30. 2.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasva in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmasva (ब्रह्मस्व).—n (S) Brahmanical property. 2 Debt to Brahmans or a Brahman. 3 Laxly. Debt in general.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmasva (ब्रह्मस्व).—the property or possessions of a Brāhmaṇa; परस्य योषितं हृत्वा ब्रह्मस्वमपहृत्य च । अरण्ये निर्जले देशे भवति ब्रह्मराक्षसः (parasya yoṣitaṃ hṛtvā brahmasvamapahṛtya ca | araṇye nirjale deśe bhavati brahmarākṣasaḥ) || Y.3.212. °हारिन् (hārin) a. stealing a Brāhmaṇa's property.

Derivable forms: brahmasvam (ब्रह्मस्वम्).

Brahmasva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and sva (स्व).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Brahmasva (ब्रह्मस्व).—[neuter] the property of Brahmans.

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

Brahmasva (ब्रह्मस्व):—[=brahma-sva] [from brahma > brahman] n. the property id est. lands or money of Brāhmans, [Caṇḍa-kauśika; Pañcarātra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmasva in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmasva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmasva (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಸ್ವ):—[noun] the property belonging to a brāhmaṇa.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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