Nagavithi, Nāgavīthi, Nāgavīthī, Naga-vithi: 9 definitions



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

Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी).—Daughter born to Yāmī, the daughter of Dakṣaprajāpati. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 15).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Nāgavīthi (नागवीथि).—The northern course; three periods of sunrise here in Aśvini, Kṛttikā, and Yāmyā (Bharaṇi) as also Rohiṇi, Ārdrā and Mṛgaśiras;1 north of this was Devayāna;2 the northern path of Abhijit; its preceding Nakṣatra, Svāti.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 76-7; III. 3. 47; Matsya-purāṇa 124. 53, 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 48.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 168.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa I. 92; 50. 129, 156, 216; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 77.

2) Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी).—A daughter of Yāmī (Jāmi, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and Dharma.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 5. 18; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 107.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Nāgavīthi (नागवीथि) refers to the son of Jāmī: one of the daughters of Dakṣa given to Dharma in marriage, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave ten daughters to Dharma in marriage] [...] The ten wives of Dharma are Sādhyā, Viśvā, Saṃkalpā, Muhūrtā, Arundhatī, Marutvatī, Vasu, Bhūnu, Lambā and Jāmī. Jāmīgave birth to Nāgavīthi.

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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»] — Nagavithi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी).—that part of the moon's path which contains the asterisms अश्विनी, भरणी (aśvinī, bharaṇī) and कृत्तिका (kṛttikā); अश्विनी कृत्तिका याम्या नागवीथीति शब्दिता (aśvinī kṛttikā yāmyā nāgavīthīti śabditā) V. P.

Nāgavīthī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and vīthī (वीथी).

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

Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी).—f. (-thī) The path of Airavata, “the milky way.” E. nāga the elephant, vīthī a road or path.

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

1) Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी):—[=nāga-vīthī] [from nāga] f. a row of serpents, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘serpent path’, the moon’s path through the asterisms Svāti (or Aśvinī), Bharaṇi and Kṛttikā, [Varāha-mihira] (cf. nāgā. f. and gaja-v)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dharma and Yāmī or of Kaśyapa and Yāminī, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी):—(1. nāga + vī) f.

1) eine von Schlangen gebildete Reihe: (vimānam) haṃsamālāparikṣiptaṃ nāgavīthīsamākulam [Mahābhārata 13, 5261.] —

2) Schlangenbahn (nicht Elephantenbahn, wie man häufig das Wort wiedergiebt, da es auch eine gajavīthī giebt); so heisst ein Theil der Mondbahn, der die Sternbilder Svāti (nach Andern Aśvinī), Bharaṇī und Kṛttikā umfasst, [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 46, 17 (18)]; vgl. nāgā [9, 2.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 226,] [Nalopākhyāna 21.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 187.] —

3) Nomen proprium einer Tochter der Yāmī (Yāmi), Tochter Dakṣa’s und Gemahlin Dharma's, [Harivaṃśa 148. 150. 12480.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 120.] Nach [Brahmapurāṇa 2 im Śabdakalpadruma] eine Tochter Kaśyapa’s von der Yāmini.

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Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी):—

2) [Oxforder Handschriften 48,b,6.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nāgavīthī (नागवीथी):—f.

1) Schlangenreihe.

2) ein best. Theil der Mondbahn , die Mondhäuser Svāti (oder Aśvinī) , Bharaṇī und Kṛttikā. —

3) Nomen proprium einer Tochter Dakṣa’s und der Yāmī oder Kaśyapa’s und der Yāminī.

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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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