Sabhya, Sabhyā: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Sabhya (सभ्य).—A son of Śamsya agni.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 12.
2) Sabhyā (सभ्या).—Members of the assembly, punished for conscious misdirection of justice.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 211-3.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sabhya (सभ्य).—a (S) Polite, well-bred, fit for good company. 2 Relating to an assembly. 3 as s m A member of an assembly or a meeting.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sabhya (सभ्य).—a. [sabhāyāṃ sādhu yat]
1) Belonging to an assembly.
2) Fit for society.
3) Refined, polished, civilized.
4) Well-bred, polite, civil, courteous; तस्मै सभ्याः सभार्याय गोप्त्रे गुप्ततमेन्द्रियाः (tasmai sabhyāḥ sabhāryāya goptre guptatamendriyāḥ) R.1.55; Ku.7.29.
5) Confidential, trusty, faithful.
-bhyaḥ 1 An assessor.
2) An assistant at an assembly.
3) A person of honourable parentage; प्रायेणाल्पायुषः सभ्य कलावस्मिन् युगे जनाः (prāyeṇālpāyuṣaḥ sabhya kalāvasmin yuge janāḥ) Bhāg. 1.1.1.
4) The keeper of a gaming-house.
5) The servant of the keeper of a gaming-house.
6) Name of one of the five sacred fires; सभ्यावसथ्यं चितयोऽसवो हि ते (sabhyāvasathyaṃ citayo'savo hi te) Bhāg.3.13.37.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-bhyaḥ-bhyā-bhyaṃ) 1. Trusted, confidential, faithful. 2. Relating to an assembly, fit for or suitable to it. 3. Polite. 4. Civilized. m.
(-bhyaḥ) 1. An assistant at an assembly. 2. An assessor. 3. A person of honourable parentage. 4. The keeper of a gambling-house. 5. A servent of the keeper of a gaming-house. E. samā an assembly, &c., yat aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sabhya (सभ्य).—i. e. sabhā + ya, I. adj. 1. Relating to an assembly, fit for it, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 55; polite, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 294 (cf. [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 57; sabhya-itara, vulgar). 2. Trusted, faithful. Ii. m. 1. An assistant at an assembly of scholars, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 32; of courtiers, 86; of judges, [Pañcatantra] 40, 23. 2. A person of honourable parentage, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 1, 13, 3. The keeper of a gaming-house. 4. The servant of a keeper of a gaminghouse (?), [Daśakumāracarita] in
— Cf. [Old High German.] sibba; [Anglo-Saxon.] sib, sibbe, ge-sib; [Gothic.] trasti-sibja, adoptatio, ga-sibjôn, reconciliare, un-sibja, iniqua; [Old High German.] sibbi, sibbo, ga-sibbo, ga-sibbôt.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sabhya (सभ्य).—[adjective] being in or relating to an assembly, also = [preceding] [masculine] assessor, judge; a cert. fire ([ritual or religion]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sabhya (सभ्य):—[from sabhā] mfn. being in an assembly-hall or meeting-room, belonging to or fit for an assembly or court, suitable to good society, courteous, polite, refined, civilized, not vulgar, decorous (as speech), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] being at the court of ([genitive case]), [Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]]
3) [v.s. ...] m. an assistant at an assembly or council, ([especially]) an assessor, judge, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] the keeper of a gambling. house, [Horace H. Wilson]
5) [v.s. ...] a person of honourable parentage, [ib.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the five sacred fires (See pañcāgni), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti iii, 100, 185; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]
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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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
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Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
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