Brahmya, Brāhmya: 8 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य).—In the Brahmarandhra of the personified Veda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 81.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य).—a. (-hmyī f.) [ब्रह्मण इदं ष्यञ् (brahmaṇa idaṃ ṣyañ)]

1) Relating to Brahman, the creator.

2) Relating to the Supreme Spirit.

3) Relating to the Brāhmaṇas.

-hmyam 1 Wonder, astonishment (vismaya).

2) Worship of the Brāhmaṇas.

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

Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य).—i. e. brahman or brāhma, + ya, I. adj. with and without huta, n. One of the five sacraments, the worship or veneration of Brāhmaṇas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 73, 74. Ii. n. Astonishment.

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

Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य).—[adjective] pertaining to Brahman or the Brahmans.

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

1) Brāhmyā (ब्राह्म्या):—[from brāhmī > brahman] ind., according to pious usage

2) Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य):—[from brahman] mfn. relating to Brahmă or Brahmā or to the Brāhmans, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (often [varia lectio] brāhma)

3) [v.s. ...] m. (with muhūrta or taka) dawn, the hour preceding sunrise, [Hemacandra’s Yoga-śāstra; Pañcarātra]

4) [v.s. ...] n. (with or [scilicet] huta) worship or veneration paid to Brāhmans (considered as one of the 5 great sacraments = dvijāgryārcā or manuṣya-yajña), [Manu-smṛti iii, 73, 74]

5) [v.s. ...] = dṛśya or vismaya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य):—(hmyaṃ) 1. n. Worship of the brāhmaṃs; astonishment.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य):—adj. = brāhma zu Brahman oder zu den Brahmanen in Beziehung stehend [Mahābhārata 13, 854] (brāhma ed. Bomb.). [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 9, 26.] [Suśruta 1, 16, 20. 2, 562, 10.] jyotis [Prabodhacandrodaja 4, 10] (v. l. brāhma). ahas [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 46, 38.] tīrtha [49, 39.] muhūrtaka [PAÑCAR. 3, 14, 3.] astra [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 97], v.l. für brāhma. huta = dvijāgryārcā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 74. 73.] bala (im Gegens. zu kṣātra) [Mahābhārata 8, 2993] (ed. Bomb. brāhma) . Nach [Dharaṇīkoṣa im Śabdakalpadruma] n. = vismaya Staunen und dṛśya n.

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Brāhmya (ब्राह्म्य):—, muhūrta [Hemacandra] [Yogaśāstra 3, 120.] tīrtha (vgl. [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 19]) [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 49, 39.]

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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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