Somavamsha, Somavaṃśa, Soma-vamsha: 8 definitions

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Somavamsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Somavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Somavamsa or Somavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—The lunar line of Kings;1 Ila common ancestor;2 commences with the 29th Yuga.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 14. 1-2; Matsya-purāṇa 11. 1.
  • 2) Ib. 12. 14.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 439.
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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

[«previous (S) next»] — Somavamsha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m (S) The lunar dynasty or series of princes supposed to descend through Buddha from the moon.

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

sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m The lunar dynasty.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—the lunar race of kings founded by Budha.

Derivable forms: somavaṃśaḥ (सोमवंशः).

Somavaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and vaṃśa (वंश).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. A name of Yudhisht'Hira. 2. The lunar dynasty, or series of princes supposed to descend through Budha the son of So4Ma, or the moon. E. soma, and vaṃśa family.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m. 1. the lunar dynasty. 2. a name of Yudhiṣṭhira.

Somavaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and vaṃśa (वंश).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—[masculine] the lunar race of kings.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Somavaṃśa (सोमवंश):—[=soma-vaṃśa] [from soma] m. the lunar race or dynasty (See candra-v), [Harivaṃśa; Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 375; 411 n. 1])

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. = -vaṃśīya

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Yudhi-ṣṭhira, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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