Dharanija, Dharaṇija, Dharani-ja, Dharaṇīja, Dharaṇijā, Dharaṇījā: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharaṇija (धरणिज) or Dharaṇīja (धरणीज).—an epithet of Mars; Mb.9.11.17.

2) an epithet of the demon Naraka.

Derivable forms: dharaṇijaḥ (धरणिजः), dharaṇījaḥ (धरणीजः).

Dharaṇija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharaṇi and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): dharaṇiputra, dharaṇisuta.

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Dharaṇijā (धरणिजा) or Dharaṇījā (धरणीजा).—an epithet of Sītā, daughter of Janaka (as born from the earth).

Dharaṇijā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharaṇi and (जा). See also (synonyms): dharaṇiputrī, dharaṇisutā.

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

1) Dharaṇija (धरणिज):—[=dharaṇi-ja] [from dharaṇi > dhara] m. ‘earth-born’, a tree, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘son of the earth’, [metronymic] of the planet Mars, [Varāha-mihira]

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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. 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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