Varma, Varmā: 5 definitions

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Varma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Varmā (वर्मा).—In ancient days it was the custom to add the word 'Varmā' to the names of Kṣatriyas. Brāhmaṇas had to add the word Śarmā, Kṣatriyas the word Varmā Vaiśyas the word Gupta and Śūdras the word Dāsa to their names according to rules. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 153).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varma (वर्म).—n (S) Armour or mail. 2 An affix to the names of men of the Kshatriya tribe; as kṛṣṇavarmā kṣatriya. varmēṃ carmēṃ chēdaṇēṃ (To pierce through armour and skin.) To pierce deeply, thoroughly, vitally, lit. fig.

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varma (वर्म).—n ( A Tumor or imposthume.) A sore and quickly sensible place; a tender and irritable part: also a vital member or organ; a mortal spot. This literal sense is not so general as the following figurative sense arising from it; viz. A touchy point; a vulnerable part; a matter or subject (such as a secret foible, failing, slip) upon which, at the very naming of it, passion rises. 2 If the derivation above suggested be correct, the signification set down should be viewed as involving the whole import of the word; but as the word is indisputably common also in all the senses and applications of the word marma, it possibly may from it have been formed, through that ignorance or heedlessness with which, as the source and spring of formations, the proficient in Maraṭhi is abundantly conversant; and thus even the compounds varmabhēda, varmasthala, varmasthāna &c. may sometimes be met with. Turn to marma for full explication and illustration.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

varma (वर्म).—n A sore and quickly sensible place; a touchy point. An affix to the name of kṣatriya as kṛṣṇavarmā.

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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-English dictionary

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

Varma (वर्म).—(adj. —°) = varman.

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

1) Varma (वर्म):—[from varman] 1. varma in [compound] for varman.

2) [from varman] 2. varma (ifc. f(ā). ) = varman, [Mahābhārata]

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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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