Jamitra, Jāmitra: 4 definitions


Jamitra 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jāmitra (जामित्र).—A Tuṣita God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 10.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jāmitra (जामित्र).—The seventh zodiacal sign from the natal sign (lagna); तिथौ च जामित्रगुणान्वितायाम् (tithau ca jāmitraguṇānvitāyām) Ku.7.1 (jāmitraṃ lagnāt saptamaṃ sthānam Malli.). Note--Some derive the word from जाया (jāyā), because in astrology, the जामित्र (jāmitra) sign indicates the future good-luck of one's wife (jāyāmitram ?); but the word is obviously connected with the Greek diametron.

Derivable forms: jāmitram (जामित्रम्).

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

Jāmitra (जामित्र).—The seventh house in Astrology, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 1.

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

Jāmitra (जामित्र):—n. ([from] διάμετρον) the 7th lunar mansion, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka; Laghujātaka, by Varāha-mihira; Kumāra-sambhava vii, 1.]

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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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