Stripumdharma, Strīpuṃdharma, Stri-pums-dharma, Stri-pumdharma: 4 definitions


Stripumdharma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Strīpuṃdharma (स्त्रीपुंधर्म) refers to “concerning husband and wife”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyavahārapada, or “law titles” in the ancient Dharmaśāstras. These vyavahārapadas are categories of ‘legal procedures’ and define a major type of crime for which a person may be tried. The term is derived from vyavahāra (“lawsuits” or “case”) which defines the case between the plaintiff and the defendant, which is often related to social and commercial transactions.

Strīpuṃdharma is mentioned in the following sources as one of the eighteen vyavahārapadas: the Arthaśāstra (3.16.38) and the Manusmṛti (8.4-7). In the Nāradasmṛti this is known as Strīpuṃsaṃyoga (“relations between husband and wife”).

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Strīpuṃdharma (स्त्रीपुंधर्म).—the law regulating the duties of man and wife.

Derivable forms: strīpuṃdharmaḥ (स्त्रीपुंधर्मः).

Strīpuṃdharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and puṃdharma (पुंधर्म).

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

Strīpuṃdharma (स्त्रीपुंधर्म).—[masculine] the laws for man and wife.

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

Strīpuṃdharma (स्त्रीपुंधर्म):—[=strī-puṃ-dharma] [from strī] m. the law (or duties) of husband and wife, [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 261]).

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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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