Pashupalya, Pāśupālya: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Pāśupālya can be transliterated into English as Pasupalya or Pashupalya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pāśupālya (पाशुपाल्य).—Cattle raising and tending not in Puṣkadvīpa;1 duty of the Vaiśyas.2
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 121; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 117.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 162; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 8. 30.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
pāśupālya (पाशुपाल्य).—n S The business of a herdsman; rearing and keeping cattle.
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.
Pāśupālya (पाशुपाल्य).—The breeding or rearing of cattle, a herdsman's occupation; वैश्यस्य सततं धर्मः पाशुपाल्यं कृषिस्तथा (vaiśyasya satataṃ dharmaḥ pāśupālyaṃ kṛṣistathā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.141.54.
Derivable forms: pāśupālyam (पाशुपाल्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lyaṃ) The business of a grazier, rearing and keeping cattle. E. paśu an animal, pāla nourishing, ṣyañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāśupālya (पाशुपाल्य).—i. e. paśu-pāla + ya, n. The business of a grazier rearing and keeping cattle, [Daśakumāracarita] in
1) Paśupālya (पशुपाल्य):—[=paśu-pālya] [from paśu > paś] n. idem, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) Pāśupalya (पाशुपल्य):—[from pāśava] n. ([from] paśu-pāla) the breeding and rearing of cattle, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāśupālya (पाशुपाल्य):—[pāśu-pālya] (lyaṃ) 1. n. The business of a grazier, keeping cattle.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Pāśupālya (ಪಾಶುಪಾಲ್ಯ):—[noun] the care and raising of domesicated animals, esp. cattle, etc.; animal husbandry.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Partial matches: Pashu, Palya.
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