Stridharma, Strīdharma, Stri-dharma: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Stridharma 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म) refers to the “duties of a women”, which is a topic dealt with in the Bhojanakutūhala (vibhāvarīvilāsa), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The vibhāvarīvilāsa which deals with the activities during night (after dinner). The major topics discussed in this pariccheda can be classified as [viz., strīdharma (duties of a women)].

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म) refers to the “duties of wives”, as explained in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing the enquiry of Satī Śiva was delighted and He narrated them with pleasure in their entirety for raising the worldly creatures. [...] The duties of sons, wives (viz., strīdharma) etc. and their greatness, the imperishable system of Varṇas and Āśramas, the medical lore, and the astral lore, all beneficent to worldly creatures were explained by him”.

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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 next»] — Stridharma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म).—m (S) The menstrual excretion. 2 The office, business, proper function, or appropriate virtue of woman. strīdharma is, par excellence, lajjā Modesty.

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

strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म).—m Proper function, office, virtue of woman.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म).—

1) the duty of a woman or wife.

2) the laws concerning women; Ms.1.114.

3) menstruation.

4) copulation.

Derivable forms: strīdharmaḥ (स्त्रीधर्मः).

Strīdharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and dharma (धर्म).

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

Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म).—m. 1. law concerning women, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 114. 2. duty of women. 3. Menses.

Strīdharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and dharma (धर्म).

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

Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म).—[masculine] the duty of or laws for woman; coition.

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

1) Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म):—[=strī-dharma] [from strī] m. the duty of a woman, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] the laws concerning w°, [Manu-smṛti i, 114]

3) [v.s. ...] copulation, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] menstruation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Strīdharma (स्त्रीधर्म):—[strī-dharma] (rmmaḥ) 1. m. The menstrual excretion.

[Sanskrit to German]

Stridharma in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Stridharma in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Strīdharma (ಸ್ತ್ರೀಧರ್ಮ):—[noun] goodness, morality, virtue that a woman has to observe in her life.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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