Mlecchajati, aka: Mlecchajāti, Mleccha-jati; 2 Definition(s)


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Mlecchajāti (म्लेच्छजाति).—f. a savage or barbarian race, a mountaineer; पुलिन्दा नाहला निष्ट्याः शबरा वरुटा भटाः । माला भिल्लाः किराताश्च सर्वेऽपि म्लेच्छजातयः (pulindā nāhalā niṣṭyāḥ śabarā varuṭā bhaṭāḥ | mālā bhillāḥ kirātāśca sarve'pi mlecchajātayaḥ) || Abh. Chin.934.

Derivable forms: mlecchajātiḥ (म्लेच्छजातिः).

Mlecchajāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mleccha and jāti (जाति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mlecchajāti (म्लेच्छजाति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A Mlech'ch'ha or barbarian or a man of an outcast race. The tribes enumerated under this head by Manu, but who are by him said to be properly, degraded Kshetriyas, appear to be chiefly the inhabitants of the countries bordering immediately upon India, both to the north and south: as far as modern research and similarity of appellation may be trusted, the tribes of Mlech'ch'has are as follows: the Paundrakas, (the people of provinces bordering on Bengal and Bihar, and to the south of the Ganges,) O4d'ras, (Uriyas,) Draviras, (people of the southern part of the Coromandel coast,) Cambojas, (Arachosians,) Yavanas, (Greeks or Bactrians,) Sakas, (the people of the Sacha regio or Sakai,) Paravas, (Paropamisans,) Pahlavas, (the ancient Persians,) Chinas, (Chinese,) Kiratas, (generally mountaineers, here perhaps especially the inhabitants of the Himalaya or Imaus,) Deradas, (Daradæ,) and K'hasas, (Scuthi or Chasas.) n.

(-cchaṃ) Copper. E. mleccha a barbarian, and jāti tribe, class.

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