Vrinda, Vṛndā, Vṛnda: 11 definitions



Vrinda 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vṛndā and Vṛnda can be transliterated into English as Vrnda or Vrinda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vṛndā (वृन्दा).—Wife of the asura named Jalandhara. (See under Māyāśiva).

2) Vṛndā (वृन्दा).—See under Svarṇā.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vṛnda (वृंद).—n S An assemblage or a multitude, a numerous company or a large collection or heap. 2 A term applied to any eminently great personage, to one conspicuous for learning, talents, riches &c.

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

vṛnda (वृंद).—n An assemblage or a multitude.

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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

Vṛnda (वृन्द).—a. Many, numerous.

-ndam 1 A multitude, host, large number, group; अनुगतमलिवृन्दैर्गण्डभित्तीर्विहाय (anugatamalivṛndairgaṇḍabhittīrvihāya) R.12.12; Me.11; so अभ्र° (abhra°); एकस्याप्यपराधेन वृन्दमायाति वाच्यताम् (ekasyāpyaparādhena vṛndamāyāti vācyatām) Bm.1.424.

2) A heap, quantity.

3) Ten hundred millions.

4) A bunch, cluster (of flowers, berries etc.); सवृन्दैः कदलीस्तम्भैः पूगपोतैः परिष्कृतम् (savṛndaiḥ kadalīstambhaiḥ pūgapotaiḥ pariṣkṛtam) Bhāg. 4.21.3.

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Vṛndā (वृन्दा).—

1) The holy basil.

2) Name of Rādhikā; राधाषोडशनाम्नां च वृन्दा नाम श्रुतौ श्रुतम् (rādhāṣoḍaśanāmnāṃ ca vṛndā nāma śrutau śrutam) Brav. P.

3) Name of a forest near Gokula.

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

Vṛnda (वृन्द).—mfn.

(-ndaḥ-ndā-ndaṃ) All, many. n.

(-ndaṃ) A heap, a multitude, a quantity, an aggregation. f.

(-ndā) Holy basil, (Ocymum sanctum.) E. vṛṇ to please, or vṛt to be, &c., aff. dan, form irr.

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

Vṛnda (वृन्द).—I. adj. Many, all. Ii. n. 1. A heap, Chr. 25, 62. 2. A multitude, [Pañcatantra] 222, 23; [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 47. Iii. f. , Holy basil, Ocymum sanctum.

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

Vṛnda (वृन्द).—[neuter] heap, multitude, herd, troop, band; vṛndais & vṛndaśas in groups or in large numbers.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vṛnda (वृन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. by Vīravṛnda Bhaṭṭa. Khn. 88. Oudh. Xiv, 108. Lahore. 20. Here, as often, the work is named after the author. Quoted in Vāsudevānubhava W. p. 289, in Ṭoḍarānanda W. p. 290, in Yogasaṃgraha W. p. 296. Vṛndaṭīkā. Quoted in Bhāvaprakāśa Oxf. 311^b.

2) Vṛnda (वृन्द):—Vṛndasindhu med. Siddhayoga med. Siddhayogasaṃgraha.

3) Vṛnda (वृन्द):—med. Stein 189.

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

1) Vṛnda (वृन्द):—n. ([from] √1. vṛ ?) a heap, multitude, host, flock, swarm, number, quantity, aggregation (vṛndaṃ vṛndam, vṛndais, or vṛndavṛndais, in separate groups, in flocks or crowds), [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) a bunch, cluster (of flowers or berries etc.), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) a chorus of singers and musicians, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

4) a [particular] high number (100,000 millions), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) m. a tumour in the throat, [Suśruta]

6) a [particular] high number (1,000 millions), [Āryabhaṭa]

7) (with Jainas) a [particular] Śakti, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([probably] vṛndā)

8) Name of a medical author, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

9) Vṛndā (वृन्दा):—[from vṛnda] a f. sacred basil (= tulasī), [Catalogue(s)]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of Rādhā (Kṛṣṇa’s mistress), [Pañcarātra; Vṛṣabhānujā-nāṭikā, by Mathurā-dāsa]

11) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Jalaṃ-dhara (daughter of king Kedāra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Vṛnda (वृन्द):—mfn. numerous, many, much, all, [Horace H. Wilson]

13) Vṛndā (वृन्दा):—[from vṛnda] b f. of vṛnda, in [compound]

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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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