Gramaniya, Grāmaṇīya: 3 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Grāmaṇīya (ग्रामणीय).—One born in the family of the Kṣatriya, who is the governor of village. Nakula defeated the grāmaṇīyas during the conquest of lands in connection with the aśvamedha of Dharmaputra. (Sabhā Parva; Chapter 32, Verse 9).

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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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Grāmaṇīya (ग्रामणीय).—(presumably = Sanskrit grāmaṇī, Pali gāmaṇī; see prec.), a military officer of some sort: ārūḍhā °yehi khaḍgatomarapāṇibhiḥ Mv ii.487.14 = iii.22.5 (verse), and variants ii.487.18; 488.2 = iii.22.9, 13.

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

1) Grāmaṇīya (ग्रामणीय):—[from grāma] n. ([from] ma-ṇī) = ma-ṇīthya, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā vii]

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata ii, 1191; iv, 1038.]

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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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