Dharmabhagini, aka: Dharmabhaginī, Dharma-bhagini, Dharmabhāginī; 1 Definition(s)

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[Dharmabhagini in Sanskrit glossaries]

Dharmabhaginī (धर्मभगिनी).—

1) a lawful sister.

2) a daughter of the spiritual preceptor.

3) a spiritual sister, any one regarded as a sister or discharging the same religious duties एतस्मिन्विहारे मम धर्मभगिनी तिष्ठति (etasminvihāre mama dharmabhaginī tiṣṭhati) Mk.8.46/47.

Dharmabhaginī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and bhaginī (भगिनी).

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Dharmabhāginī (धर्मभागिनी).—a virtuous wife.

Dharmabhāginī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and bhāginī (भागिनी).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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