Taittiri: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Taittiri (तैत्तिरि).—A celebrated sage of the Taittirīya branch of sages. He attended the Yāga conducted by Uparicaravasu. (Śānti Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Taittiri (तैत्तिरि).—A son of Kapotaromā and father of Nala, known as Nandanodara dundubhi.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 62.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Taittiri (तैत्तिरि).—Name of a sage (elder brother of vaiśaṃpāyana).

Derivable forms: taittiriḥ (तैत्तिरिः).

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

1) Taittiri (तैत्तिरि):—[from taittira] m. Name of a sage (elder brother of Vaiśampāyana, [Mahābhārata xii, 12760]), [Pravara texts ii, 2, 3] ([varia lectio] titt [plural])

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kapota-roman, [Harivaṃśa 2016; Matsya-purāṇa] (not in [edition])

3) [v.s. ...] (titt), [Agni-purāṇa] and, [Brahma-purāṇa]

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Taittiri 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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