Manusmriti, Manusmṛti, Manu-smriti: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Manusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Manusmrti or Manusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manusmriti in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति).—A code of conduct written by Manu alias Mānavācārya who was the father of man-kind for the harmonious existence of a social life. The book contains twelve chapters. The first chapter deals with the origin of the Smṛti and the origin of the world. No other Smṛti begins like this and so it is believed that this chapter must have been added to it later. The contents of each of the other eleven chapters are given below: Second chapter. It deals with the sense organs and stresses the importance of conquering and controlling them. It describes the qualities of a brahmin. (See full article at Story of Manusmṛti from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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[«previous next»] — Manusmriti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति).—the code of laws ascribed to the first Manu, the institutes of Manu.

Derivable forms: manusmṛtiḥ (मनुस्मृतिः).

Manusmṛti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manu and smṛti (स्मृति). See also (synonyms): manusaṃhitā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Jones. 411. Io. 236. 934. 935. 1170. 1407-10. 1551. 1552. 1786. 2155. 2337. 3235. W. p. 307. Oxf. 355^b. Paris. (B 169. 234. D 49). L. 1165. Khn. 78. B. 3, 112. Report. Xxiii. Ben. 129. Bik. 418-20. Kāṭm. 2 (and—[commentary]). Pheh. 2 (and—[commentary]). Rādh. 19 (and—[commentary]). Oudh. Viii, 18. Xvii, 38. Burnell. 125^b. P. 11. 21. Bhk. 19. H. 187. 188. Oppert. 97. 587. 1016. 2528. 2659. 3734. 3826. 4756. 4930. 5123. 5293. 6523. 6628. 6766. 6967. 7357. 7564. 7621. 7768. Ii, 349. 963. 1129. 1352. 2346. 2665. 3225. 4823. 5404. 5863. 6133. 7106. 7689. 8673. 8918. 9186. 9636. 9838. 9896. 10343. Rice. 210. Peters. 2, 187. Bp. 261. Bühler 546.
—[commentary] Oppert. 2394.
—[commentary] Manvarthamuktāvalī by Kullūka. Io. 236. Khn. 68. K. 190. B. 3, 112. Ben. 134. Bik. 420. Rādh. 19. Oudh. Xvii, 38. Burnell. 126^a. Oppert. 43. 884. 2657. 3735. Ii, 2914. 3620. 5487. 6368. 8303. 9143. 9637. 10306. Peters. 2, 187.
—[commentary] by Kṛṣṇanātha. NW. 162.
—[commentary] Manvāśayānusāriṇī by Govindarāja. Io. 2155 (2 first books). K. 190. Oudh. Viii, 18. P. 11. Poona. 193.
—[commentary] Nandinī by Nandanācārya. Burnell. 126^a.
—[commentary] by Sarvajña Nārāyaṇa. B. 3, 114. P. 11.
—[commentary] by Medhātithi. Io. 934. 935. 1407-10. 1551. 1552. W. p. 307. B. 3, 114. Ben. 137. 138. 147. Haug. 39. NW. 76. Np. V, 160. Vii, 20. Poona. 105. 634. 650. 658. Oppert. 2395. Ii, 6134. 6845. 7423. 7690. 7709. Bühler 546.
—[commentary] Manvarthacandrikā by Rāghavānanda Sarasvatī. Paris. (D 49). Khn. 78. Bik. 420. Rādh. 19. Burnell. 126^a. Lahore. 10. Bhr. 110. Oppert. 4820. Ii, 7424.
—[commentary] by Rucidatta. Rice. 210. Bṛhanmanu. Quoted by Hemādri, Vijñāneśvara Oxf. 356^a, by Mādhavācārya Oxf. 270^b, in Madanapārijāta, etc. Vṛddhamanu. Quoted by Hemādri, Mādhavācārya Oxf. 270^b, Raghunandana, etc. Jyotirmanu. Quoted in Dharmaprakāśa. Manusmṛtidharmāḥ, extracts from the Manusmṛti. H. 189.

Manusmṛti has the following synonyms: Mānavadharmaśāstra.

2) Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 64. Stein 98.
—[commentary] by Udayakara. Quoted by Caṇḍeśvara in Vivādaratnākara. p. 455. 560. 583. 590.
—[commentary] Manvarthamuktāvalī by Kullūka. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 64. Stein 98.
—[commentary] Nandinī by Nandanācārya. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 40. 64.
—[commentary] Subodhinī by Maṇirāma Dīkṣita, son of Gaṅgārāma. Stein 98. 310 (inc.).
—[commentary] by Medhātithi. Rgb. 296. Stein 98.

Manusmṛti has the following synonyms: Mānavadharmaśāstra.

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

Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति):—[=manu-smṛti] [from manu > man] f. Manu’s law-book

[Sanskrit to German]

Manusmriti in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manusmriti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manusmṛti (ಮನುಸ್ಮೃತಿ):—[noun] a detailed code in Saṃskřta, ascribed to Svāyambhuva Manu, (prob. written in third or second century BC) that lays down the laws, practices, ethics for Hindus, and which was taken by British Government in India as a basis for framing laws and rules.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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