Pancahatyari, Pañcahatyārī: 2 definitions

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Pancahatyari means something in 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.

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcahatyārī (पंचहत्यारी).—a Armed with five weapons, viz. (amongst the Maraṭhas) ḍhāla, taravāra, tīrakamāna, bandūka, bhālā Shield, sword, bow and arrow, musket, spear; or (amongst the Rajput or Purbhaya soldiery) tīrakamāna, bandūka, ḍhāla, taravāra, pēśakabaja. 2 Applied also to a beast of prey, such having four claws and a mouth. 3 fig. Clever, capable, competent, accomplished: also, ironically, doughty, dreadful in arms, i.e. a braggadocio or swaggerer.

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

pañcahatyārī (पंचहत्यारी).—a Armed with five weapons, viz., (amongst the Marathas) ḍhāla, taravāra, tīrakamāna, bandūka, bhālā. Clever, capable. (Ironically.) Doughty, i. e. a swaggerer.

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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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