Traivarnika, aka: Traivarṇika; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Traivarṇika (त्रैवर्णिक).—Brahmins, Kṣatriyas and Vaiśyas are the three castes of people called Traivarṇikas.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

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Traivarṇika (त्रैवर्णिक).—a. (- f.) Relating to the first three castes.

-kaḥ A member of the first three castes.

See also (synonyms): traivarṇa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Traivarṇika (त्रैवर्णिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Relating or belonging to three castes, the first three. E. tri, varṇa cast, svārthe ṭhañ aff. triṣu varṇeṣu vihitaḥ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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