Droha: 9 definitions



Droha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Droha (द्रोह) refers to “desire to injure others”. It is part of an eightfold set (of activities) born of Anger. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 7.48)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Droha (द्रोह) possibly refers to “treachery” (killing secretly), according to the Manusmṛti 7.50. Accordingly, “[...] tale-bearing (paiśunya), Treachery (droha?), Envy (īrṣya), Slandering (sāhasa?), Misappropriation of property (arthadūṣaṇa), Cruelty of speech (vāgdaṇḍa) and of Assault (pāruṣya);—these constitute the eightfold set born of Anger. [...] in the set born of anger (krodhaja),—Assault (daṇḍapātana), Cruelty of speech (vākpāruṣya) and Misappropriation of property (arthadūṣaṇa),—are to be regarded as the three most pernicious (kaṣṭatama)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

drōha (द्रोह).—m (S) Malice, mischievousness, mind to injure.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

drōha (द्रोह).—m Malice.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Droha (द्रोह).—[druh bhāve-ghañ]

1) Plotting against, seeking to hurt or assail, injury, mischief, malice; अद्रोहशपथं कृत्वा (adrohaśapathaṃ kṛtvā) Pt.2.35; मित्रद्रोहे च पातकम् (mitradrohe ca pātakam) Bg.1.38; Ms.2.161;7.48; 9.17.

2) Treachery, perfidy.

3) Wrong, offence.

4) Rebellion.

Derivable forms: drohaḥ (द्रोहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Droha (द्रोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Mischief, malice, trespass, injury. 2. Offence, wrong. 3. Rebellion. E. druh to hurt or injure, affix bhāve ghañ .

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

Droha (द्रोह).—i. e. druh + a, m. 1. Injury, [Pañcatantra] 45, 25. 2. Insidious wounding, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 48. 3. Perfidy, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 4, 410.

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

Droha (द्रोह).—[masculine] injury, wrong, offence, treachery.

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

1) Droha (द्रोह):—[from druh] a m. injury, mischief, harm, perfidy, treachery, wrong, offence, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

2) b etc. See above.

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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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