Raghuvamsha, Raghuvaṃśa, Raghu-vamsha: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Raghuvaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Raghuvamsa or Raghuvamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Raghuvaṃśa (रघुवंश).—the family of the Raghus; रघुवंशप्रदीपेन तेनाप्रमिततेजसा (raghuvaṃśapradīpena tenāpramitatejasā) R.1.68.
-śam Name of a celebrated classical poem by Kālidāsa decribing the family of the Raghus in nineteen cantos. °तिलकः (tilakaḥ) Name of Rāma; यजति रघुवंशतिलकः कौसल्यानन्दवर्धनो रामः (yajati raghuvaṃśatilakaḥ kausalyānandavardhano rāmaḥ) Rām.
Derivable forms: raghuvaṃśaḥ (रघुवंशः).
Raghuvaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms raghu and vaṃśa (वंश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ) The race or family of Raghu; hence also the name of a poem by Kalidasa, which treats of the ancestors of Rama, from Dilipa to that prince, and his deseendants to Agnivarna; nearly one half relates to the history of Raghu and as much to that of Rama, the remainder is occupied with the remaining princes. E. raghu as above, and vaṃśa race.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raghuvaṃśa (रघुवंश).—m. the race of Raghu.
Raghuvaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms raghu and vaṃśa (वंश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raghuvaṃśa (रघुवंश).—[masculine] the race of Raghu, T. of a poem.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raghuvaṃśa (रघुवंश):—[=raghu-vaṃśa] [from raghu] m. Raghu’s race, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Kālidāsa’s celebrated poem (cf. mahā-kāvya)
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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