Paitamaha, Paitāmaha: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Paitamaha in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Paitāmaha (पैतामह) [=Pitāmaha?] is the name of an author of Astronomical texts, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] He must have studied the works of Pauliśa, Romaka, Vasiṣṭha, Sūrya and Pitāmaha; he must have a correct, knowledge of a yuga (43,20,000 Solar years), [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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[«previous next»] — Paitamaha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paitāmaha (पैतामह).—a.

1) (- f.) [पितामह-अण् (pitāmaha-aṇ)] 1> Relating to a paternal grandfather.

2) Inherited or derived from a paternal grandfather.

3) Derived from, presided over by, or relating to Brahmā यच्च पैतामहं स्थानम् (yacca paitāmahaṃ sthānam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12. 16.32; अयोध्या सृष्टलोकेव सद्यः पैतामही तनुः (ayodhyā sṛṣṭalokeva sadyaḥ paitāmahī tanuḥ) (babhau) R.15.6.

-hāḥ (pl.) Ancestors, forefathers.

-ham The lunar mansion Rohiṇī.

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

Paitāmaha (पैतामह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hī-haṃ) 1. Belonging or relating to the grand-father, inherited from him, (property, &c.) 2. Relating to Brahma. m.

(-haḥ) plu. Ancestors, forefathers. E. pitāmaha, and aṇ aff.

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

Paitāmaha (पैतामह).—i. e. pitāmaha + a, I. adj. 1. Belonging or relating to the grandfather, inherited from him, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 1, 76. 2. Belonging or relating to Brahman, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 44, 16. Ii. m. 1. pl. Ancestors, [Pañcatantra] 89, 18. 2. The son of Brahman, Mahābhārata 1, 2581.

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

Paitāmaha (पैतामह).—[feminine] ī coming from a grandfather or from Brahman. [masculine] Brahman's son; [neuter] [Epithet] of a lunar mansion.

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

1) Paitāmaha (पैतामह):—[=paitā-maha] [from paitā] mf(ī)n. relating to or derived from a grandfather, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] relating to or derived from or presided over by Brahmā, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. B°’s son ([patronymic] of Manu), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) forefathers, ancestors, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] n. the lunar mansion called Rohiṇī, [Varāha-mihira]

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

Paitāmaha (पैतामह):—[(haḥ-hī-haṃ) a.] Of a grandfather.

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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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