Vamshya, Vaṃśya: 11 definitions

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Vamshya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Vaṃśya can be transliterated into English as Vamsya or Vamshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vaṃśya.—same as dhvaṃśī (q. v.). Note: vaṃśya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṃśya (वंश्य).—a S Of the race or family of. 2 Of a good family, noble or well-born.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṃśya (वंश्य).—a. [vaṃśe bhavaḥ yat]

1) Relating to the main beam.

2) Connected with the spine.

3) Belonging to a family.

4) Of a good family, born in a good family.

5) Lineal, genealogical.

-śyaḥ 1 A descendant, posterity (pl.); इतरेऽपि रघोर्वंश्याः (itare'pi raghorvaṃśyāḥ) R.15.35.

2) A forefather, an ancestor; नूनं मत्तः परं वंश्याः पिण्डविच्छेददर्शिनः (nūnaṃ mattaḥ paraṃ vaṃśyāḥ piṇḍavicchedadarśinaḥ) R.1.66.

3) Any member of a family.

4) A cross-beam, joist; यदस्थिभि- र्निर्मितवंशवंश्यस्थूणं त्वचा रोमनखैः पिनद्धम् (yadasthibhi- rnirmitavaṃśavaṃśyasthūṇaṃ tvacā romanakhaiḥ pinaddham) Bhāgavata 11.8.33.

5) A bone in the arm or leg.

6) A pupil.

7) A kinsman from seven generations above and seven below.

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

Vaṃśya (वंश्य).—mfn.

(-śyaḥ-śyā-śyaṃ) 1. Of a good family. 2. Of the same family. 3. Relating to the back-bone. m.

(-śyaḥ) 1. A son. 2. A pupil, a scholar. 3. A kinsman, from seven generations above and seven below. 4. A bone in the leg or arm. E. vaṃśa a family, and yat aff.

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

Vaṃśya (वंश्य).—i. e. vaṃśa + ya, I. adj. 1. Belonging to a family, of the same family, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 127. 2. Of a good family. Ii. m. 1. A son, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 61. 2. A kinsman. 3. pl. Ancestors, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 66. 4. A pupil.

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

Vaṃśya (वंश्य).—[adjective] belonging to the main beam or to the family (—° = [preceding]); [masculine] cross-beam, member of a family, ancestor or descendant.

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

1) Vaṃśya (वंश्य):—[from vaṃśa] mfn. = [preceding], peculiar to a family, geneological, lineal, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] belonging or attached to a main beam, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] connected with the back-hone or spine (as [substantive] ‘a bone in the arm or leg’), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] preceding any one ([genitive case]) in a science ([locative case]), being a person’s teacher in anything, [Āpastamba]

5) [v.s. ...] m. any member of a family, a son, lineal descendant

6) [v.s. ...] an ancestor, forefather

7) [v.s. ...] a kinsman from seven generations above and seven below, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] a pupil, scholar, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. [Pāṇini 2-1, 19])

9) [v.s. ...] [plural] the members of a family, ancestors or descendants, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] a cross-beam, joist, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) Vaṃśyā (वंश्या):—[from vaṃśya > vaṃśa] f. coriander, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vaṃśya (वंश्य):—[(śyaḥ-śyā-śyaṃ) a.] Of good family. m. Son; a scholar; kingsman.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vamshya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāṃśya (ವಾಂಶ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the annual herb Coriandrum sativum of Apiaceae family.

2) [noun] its strong-smelling fruit used in flavouring food.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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