Urabhra: 8 definitions

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Urabhra 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Urabhra (उरभ्र)—Sanskrit word for the animal “sheep”. This animal is from the group called Grāmya (‘domestic animals’). Grāmya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

The flesh of sheep (mutton) is constructive, tonic and heavy, and generates the Pittam and Kapham.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Urabhra (उरभ्र) refers to the animal “Sheep” (Ovis ammon or Ovis orientalis).—The Smṛtis mention several domestic as well as wild animals that are enumerated in context of specifying expiation for killing them, the flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the Manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites, the law of transmigration due to various sins committed as well as in the context of specifying gifts to be given on various occasions. These animals [viz., Urabhra] are chiefly mentioned in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [Chap.6], Gautamasmṛti [17.2 and 15.1], Śātātapasmṛti [II.45-54], Uśānasmṛti [IX.7-9; IX.12-13], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.170-171; I.175; I.258- 260], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.3;51.6;51.26;51.33;80.3-14], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.15-17], Prajāpatismṛti [Śrāddhatyājyavastuvarṇanam. 138-143], 9 Kāśyapasmṛti [Section on Prāyaścittavarṇanam], Vṛddha Hārītasmṛti [6.253-255] and Kātyāyanasmṛti [27.11].

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Urabhra (उरभ्र).—

1) A ram, देवि पश्याम उरभ्रसंवादं किं मुधा वेतनदानेन (devi paśyāma urabhrasaṃvādaṃ kiṃ mudhā vetanadānena) M.1.

2) The plant Cassia Alata (Mar. ṭākaḷā) -3 -sārikā A kind of poisonous insect.

Derivable forms: urabhraḥ (उरभ्रः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Urabhra (उरभ्र).—m. (in Sanskrit only sheep, and so MIndic equivalents), said to mean goat in Mahāvyutpatti 4824 according to Tibetan (ra).

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

Urabhra (उरभ्र).—m.

(-bhraḥ) A ram. E. uru much, bhram to wander, ḍa affix, and the final of uru dropped.

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

Urabhra (उरभ्र).—i. e. vṛ + a (akin to ūrṇā) -bhṛ + a, m. A ram.

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

Urabhra (उरभ्र).—[masculine] a ram (wool-bearer).

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

1) Urabhra (उरभ्र):—[=ura-bhra] [from uraṇa] m. a ram, sheep, [Suśruta] (cf. aurabhra)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant = dadrughna, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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