Tamraparna, Tāmraparṇa: 5 definitions



Tamraparna 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tamraparna in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tāmraparṇa (ताम्रपर्ण).—The elephant of the sāma fold.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 337.

1b) One of the nine divisions of Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 6.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Tamraparna in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Tāmraparṇa (ताम्रपर्ण) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the nine parts of the Bhāratavarṣa, which is identified with Ceylon.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tamraparna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tāmraparṇa (ताम्रपर्ण):—[=tāmra-parṇa] [from tāmra] n. Name of part of Bhārata Varṣa (= -dvīpa), [Golādhyāya iii, 41]

2) [v.s. ...] (mra-varṇa), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 3, 6]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tāmraparṇa (ताम्रपर्ण):—(1. tāmra + parṇa)

1) n. Nomen proprium einer durch einen Civa Tempel berühmten Localität, viell. Ceylon (vgl. 2, d) [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1242.] —

2) f. ī a) Name einer Pflanze, Rubia Munjista (māñjaṣṭhā) Roxb. [NIGH. PR.] — b) eine Art Teich (dīrghikābheda) [Bhūriprayoga im Śabdakalpadruma] — c) Nomen proprium eines im Malaya entspringenden und in’s Meer sich ergiessenden Flusses, berühmt wegen seines Perlenreichthums. [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, 157.] [Mahābhārata 3. 8340. 6, 252.] [Harivaṃśa] [LANGL. I, 508.] [Raghuvaṃśa 4, 50.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 176.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 28, 35. 5, 19, 18.] [Oxforder Handschriften 10], a, Anm. 1. dem Versmaass zu Liebe parṇi [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 82 (80], b), [2.] — d) Nomen proprium einer Stadt auf Ceylon, nach der auch die ganze Insel benannt wurde, [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, 201. 203.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 16] (?). — Im gaṇa varaṇādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 82] erscheint tāmraṣarṇī unter den Wörtern, welche in derselben Form zugleich Ortsnamen sind.

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Tāmraparṇa (ताम्रपर्ण):—

2) c) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 79, 16. 11, 5, 39.] taṭāka [Oxforder Handschriften 251,b,28.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Tāmraparṇa (ताम्रपर्ण):——

1) n. Nomen proprium eines Theiles von Bhārata Varṣa [Golādhyāya 41.] —

2) f. ī — a) *Rubia Munjista. — b) *eine Art Teich. — c) Nomen proprium — α) einer Tochter Kṛṣṇa’s [Harivaṃśa 2,103,8.] tāmrapakṣā v.l. — β) eines Flusses [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhatsaṃhitā 14,16.] — γ) *einer Stadt auf Ceylon.

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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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