Sabhya, aka: Sabhyā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sabhya (सभ्य).—mfn.

(-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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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