Brahmyahuta, Brāhmyahuta, Brahmya-huta: 3 definitions



Brahmyahuta 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Brāhmyahuta (ब्राह्म्यहुत).—One of the five sacrifices (pañcayajña).—The honouring of Brāhmaṇas is Brāhmya-huta.—It is the receiving of guests that is spoken of here as ‘honouring of Brāhmaṇas’. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 3.74)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brāhmyahuta (ब्राह्म्यहुत).—hospitality to guests; see ब्रह्मयज्ञ (brahmayajña); cf. Ms.3.74; ब्राह्म्यहुतशब्देन मनुष्य- यज्ञाख्यो ब्राह्मणश्रेष्ठस्यार्चा (brāhmyahutaśabdena manuṣya- yajñākhyo brāhmaṇaśreṣṭhasyārcā) Kull.

Derivable forms: brāhmyahutam (ब्राह्म्यहुतम्).

Brāhmyahuta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brāhmya and huta (हुत).

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

Brāhmyahuta (ब्राह्म्यहुत):—[=brāhmya-huta] [from brāhmya > brahman] n. = myaṃ hutam, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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