Brihadvasu, Bṛhadvasu: 5 definitions
Brihadvasu 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.
The Sanskrit term Bṛhadvasu can be transliterated into English as Brhadvasu or Brihadvasu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Bṛhadvasu (बृहद्वसु).—A Vaṃśavartin God.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 26.
1b) A son of Ajāmīḍha and Dhūminī.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 170.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bṛhadvasu (बृहद्वसु).—[masculine] a man’s name.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bṛhadvasu (बृहद्वसु):—[=bṛhad-vasu] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] m. Name of two men, [Vaṃśa-brāhmaṇa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Bṛhadvasu (बृहद्वसु):—[(bṛhant + vasu)] m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [VAṂŚABR.] des [Sāmaveda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 4, 374.] eines Fürsten [Viṣṇupurāṇa 452.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Bṛhadvasu (बृहद्वसु):—m. Nomen proprium zweier Männer.
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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