Madreya, Mādreya: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mādreya (माद्रेय).—A kingdom of Madhyadeśa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 40.
Mādreya (माद्रेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.30, II.28.35, VI.10.37) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Mādreya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mādreya (माद्रेय).—An epithet of Nakula and Sahadeva.
Derivable forms: mādreyaḥ (माद्रेयः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mādreya (माद्रेय).—i. e. mādrī + eya, m. A son of Mādrī, i. e. Nakula or Sahadeva, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 27, 25.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mādreya (माद्रेय):—[from mādra] m. ‘son of Mādri’, [metronymic] of Nakula and Saha-deva ([dual number] of both together), [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Atharva-veda.Pariś.; Mahābhārata]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Starts with: Madreyajangala.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)