Naramedha, Nara-medha: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Naramedha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Naramedha (नरमेध).—The belly of the personified Veda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 84.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

naramēdha (नरमेध).—m (S) Human sacrifice.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

naramēdha (नरमेध).—m Human sacrifice.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naramedha (नरमेध).—a human sacrifice.

Derivable forms: naramedhaḥ (नरमेधः).

Naramedha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and medha (मेध).

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

Naramedha (नरमेध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) A human sacrifice. E. nara, and medha a sacrifice. midha ādhāre ghañ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Naramedha (नरमेध).—

Naramedha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and medha (मेध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Naramedha (नरमेध).—[masculine] = narabali.

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

Naramedha (नरमेध):—[=nara-medha] [from nara] m. = -bali, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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