Narapati, Nara-pati: 6 definitions

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Narapati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Narapati.—(IE 8-2; EI 12, 19; HD; SITI), ‘lord of men’, ‘leader of the infantry’; title borne by the Coḻa monarchs; Vijayanagara rulers, etc., in view of the large infantry they possessed; cf. the titles Aśvapati and Gajapati, and also Aśvapati- gajapati-narapati-rāja-tray-ādhipati which was the title of some kings. See Ind. Ant., Vol. XV, p. 7; JBORS, Vol. V, p. 588. Note: narapati is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narapati (नरपति).—a king; नरपतिहितकर्ता द्वेष्यतां याति लोके (narapatihitakartā dveṣyatāṃ yāti loke) Pt. नराणां च नराधिपम् (narāṇāṃ ca narādhipam) Bg.1.27; Ms.7.13; R.2.75;3.42;7.62; Me.39; Y.1.311.

Derivable forms: narapatiḥ (नरपतिः).

Narapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and pati (पति). See also (synonyms): narādhipa, narādhipati, nareśa, nareśvara, naradeva, narapāla.

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

Narapati (नरपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) A king, a sovereign, a prince. E. nara man, pati lord.

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

Narapati (नरपति).—[masculine] king, prince.

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

1) Narapati (नरपति):—[=nara-pati] [from nara] m. ‘m°-lord’, a king, [Varāha-mihira; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the 4 [mythology] kings of Jambu-dvīpa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Catalogue(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. 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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