Namas: 10 definitions
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India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Namas.—(CII 3), ‘reverence’; an invocation, generally con- nected with the names of gods, at the commencement of ins- criptions. Note: namas is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A bow, salutation, obeisance, adoration; (this word is, by itself, invariably used with dat.; tasmai vadānyagurave tarave namo'stu Bv.1.94; namastrimūrtaye tubhyam Kumārasambhava 2.4; but with kṛ, generally with acc.; munitrayaṃ namaskṛtya Sk.; but sometimes with dat. also; namaskurmo nṛsiṃhāya ibid. The word has the sense of a noun, but is treated as an indeclinable.)
2) Ved. Food.
3) A thunderbolt.
4) A gift, present.
5) A sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Namas (नमस्).—ind. 1. Gift, present. 2. Bowing, bending, salutation, obeisance. 3. An inarticulate cry. 4. The term used in connexion with the name of a deity in the fifth case to signify veneration, as rāmāya namaḥ salutation, glory or reverence to Rama. E. nam to bend, and affix asuna-sac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Namas (नमस्).—[nam + as], n. Bowing, adoration, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 13, 41; [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 52, 17.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Namas (नमस्).—[neuter] bow, obeisance, adoration, homage [with] kṛ pay homage, revere, worship ([dative] [locative], or [accusative]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Namas (नमस्):—[from nam] n. bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, adoration (by gesture or word; often with [dative case] e.g. rāmāya namaḥ, salutation or glory to Rāma, often ind. [gana] svar-ādi; namas-√kṛ, to utter a salutation, do homage; [indeclinable participle] mas-kṛtya [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. or mas-kṛtvā [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]; namas-kṛta, worshipped, adored), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] food, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 7]
3) [v.s. ...] a thunderbolt, [ii, 20]
4) [v.s. ...] gift, donation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] m. (?) an inarticulate cry, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Namas (नमस्):—adv. Gift; bowing; cry. rāmāya namo Salutation to Rāma.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+64): Nama-shravaka, Namahkarana, Namahkari, Namahkartri, Namahkarya, Namahkrita, Namahkriya, Namahshabda, Namahshivaya, Namasa, Namasagara, Namasaka, Namasamgiti, Namasamgraha, Namasamgrahamala, Namasamgrahanighantu, Namasamketa, Namasamkirtana, Namasana, Namasankirtana.
Ends with: Purnamas.
Full-text (+29): Namaskara, Namovaka, Namoguru, Namasvin, Namahkari, Namaskriti, Namovridh, Namasya, Namaskarya, Namo, Namahkaravat, Namahkaravidhi, Namahkarastava, Namahkartri, Namahkriya, Ubhayatonamahkara, Namasvat, Namahkarya, Namassati, Ubhayatonamaskara.
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XII - Description of the order to be observed in the course of worship < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter XX - Mantra-cures (curative formulas) of snakebite as narrated by Shiva < [Agastya Samhita]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.1.253 < [Chapter 1 - Meeting Again at the House of Śrī Advaita Ācārya]
Verse 2.1.2 < [Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the Lord’s Manifestation and His Instructions on Kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana]
Verse 3.1.2 < [Chapter 1 - Meeting Again at the House of Śrī Advaita Ācārya]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.22.6 < [Chapter 22 - Nanda and the Gopas See the Realm of Vaikuntha]
Verse 2.9.19 < [Chapter 9 - Brahmā’s Prayers]
Verse 3.4.5 < [Chapter 4 - The Coronation-Bathing of Śrī Kṛṣṇa]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 11.39 < [Chapter 11 - Viśvarūpa-darśana-yoga (beholding the Lord’s Universal Form)]
Verse 9.14 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]
Verse 13.3 < [Chapter 13 - Prakṛti-puruṣa-vibhāga-yoga]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.115.8 < [Sukta 115]
Rig Veda 8.75.10 < [Sukta 75]
Rig Veda 3.33.8 < [Sukta 33]
Mental Development in Daily Life (by Nina van Gorkom)