Paitrimatya, Paitṛmatya: 5 definitions
Paitrimatya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Paitṛmatya can be transliterated into English as Paitrmatya or Paitrimatya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The son of an unmarried woman (pitṛmatyāḥ putraḥ).
2) The son of an illustrious person (pitṛmataḥ putraḥ).
Derivable forms: paitṛmatyaḥ (पैतृमत्यः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tyaḥ) The son of an unmarried woman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Paitṛmatya (पैतृमत्य):—[=paitṛ-matya] [from paitṛ > paitā] mfn. sprung from one who has an illustrious father, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]
2) [v.s. ...] m. the grandson of an illustrious man, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Pravara texts] ([gana] kurv-ādi).
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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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