Somavamsha, aka: Somavaṃśa, Soma-vamsha; 5 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Somavaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Somavamsa or Somavamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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
sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m (S) The lunar dynasty or series of princes supposed to descend through Buddha from the moon.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m The lunar dynasty.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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 history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 41 - The Chalukyas of Vengi Nidadavole < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
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