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bráhma [ brahma ]


1 m. a priest ( See asura-, ku-, mahābr° )

n. the one self-existent Spirit, the Absolute cf. R.




brahma [ brahma ]

2 in comp. for brahman. - Observe that in the following derivatives the nom. n. ( Brahm˘a ) is used for the impersonal Spirit and the nom. m. ( Brahmā ) for the personal god



brahma-ṛṣi [ brahmaRSi ]

See brahma-rṣi



brahma-kanya [ brahmakanya ]

( prob. ) m. Clerodendrum Siphonantus cf. L.



brahma-kanyaka [ brahmakanyaka ]

( prob. ) m. id. cf. L.

( ā ), f. Ruta Graveolens cf. L.

N. of Sarasvatī cf. L.



brahma-kara [ brahmakara ]

m. an impost paid to the Brāhmanicā class cf. Inscr.



brahma-karman [ brahmakarman ]

n. the office of the Brahman ( i.e. presiding priest ) or of the Brāhmans cf. ŚāṅkhŚr. cf. MBh.

°ma-pustaka n. N. of a manual on ceremonies cf. RTL. 401, n. 2

°ma-prakāśaka or °ma-pradāyaka m. N. of Kṛshṇa cf. Pañcar.

°ma-samādhi mfn. occupied with or meditating upon the one self- existent Spirit cf. Bhag.



brahma-kalā [ brahmakalA ]

f. N. of Dākshāyaṇī who dwells in the heart of men cf. Cat.



brahma-kalpa [ brahmakalpa ]

mfn. like Brahmā cf. R.

m. the cosmic period of Brahmā cf. MBh.

N. of wk.



brahma-kāṇḍa [ brahmakANDa ]

n. the inner portion of the Veda which relates to sacred knowledge or the knowledge of Brahm˘a ( = jñāna-k°, and opp. to karma-k°, q.v. ), Sāṇḍ

N. of wk. ( or ch. of a wk. ) of Bhartṛi-hari cf. Sarvad



brahma-kāya [ brahmakAya ]

m. pl. N. of a partic. class of deities cf. MBh.

°yika mfn. belonging to the Brahma-kāyas cf. Lalit. ( cf. Dharmas. 128 cf. MWB. 210 )



brahma-kārá [ brahmakAra ]

mfn. making or offering prayers cf. RV.



brahma-kāraṇa-vāda [ brahmakAraNavAda ]

m. N. of wk.



brahma-kāṣṭha [ brahmakASTha ]

m. Thespesia Populneoides cf. L.



brahma-kileya [ brahmakileya ]

( ? ), m. N. of a man cf. Pravar



brahma-kilbiṣá [ brahmakilbiSa ]

n. an offence against Brāhmans cf. R. V.



brahma-kuṇḍa [ brahmakuNDa ]

n. N. of a sacred pool cf. KālP.



brahma-kuśā [ brahmakuzA ]

f. a species of cumin cf. Bhpr.

= aja-modā cf. L.



brahma-kūṭa [ brahmakUTa ]

m. a thoroughly learned Brāhman cf. MBh.

N. of a mountain, KāIP.



brahma-kūrca [ brahmakUrca ]

n. a partic. kind of penance ( in which the 5 products of the cow are eaten ; pañcagavya ). cf. Cat.

-vidhi m. N. of the 38th Pariś. of the cf. AV.



brahma-kṛ't [ brahmakRt ]

mfn. making or offering prayers ( also applied to Indra, Viṣṇu, the Maruts etc. ) cf. RV. cf. MBh. cf. Pañcar.



brahma-kṛta [ brahmakRta ]

m. N. of a man, g. śubhrâdi



brahma-kṛti [ brahmakRti ]

( bráhma- ), f. prayer, devotion cf. RV.



brahma-ketu [ brahmaketu ]

m. N. of a man cf. Cat.



brahma-kaivartapurāṇa [ brahmakaivartapurANa ]

n. N. of a Puraṇa



brahma-kośá [ brahmakoza ]

m. the treasury of the Brahm˘a i.e. of the sacred word or text, the entire collection of the Vedas cf. TĀr. cf. PārGṛ. cf. MaitrUp.

N. of Atri cf. VP.

( ī ), f. a species of plant ( = aja-modā ) cf. L.



brahma-kṣatra [ brahmakSatra ]

n. sg. and du. Brāhmans and Kshatriyas cf. AitBr. cf. VP.

-sava m. pl. N. of partic. rites cf. Mn. v, 23.



brahma-kṣetra [ brahmakSetra ]

n. N. of a sacred district cf. MBh. cf. Hariv.



brahma-khaṇḍa [ brahmakhaNDa ]

n. N. of cf. BrahmaP. 1



brahma-gandha [ brahmagandha ]

m. the fragrance of Brahm˘a cf. KaushUp.



brahma-garbha [ brahmagarbha ]

m. the embryo of a Brāhman ( ? ) cf. Cat.

N. of a law-giver ( -smṛti f. his wk. )

( ā ), f. Ocimum Villosum cf. L.



brahma-gavī' [ brahmagavI ]

f. a Brāhman's cow cf. AV. cf. ŚBr.

du. N. of 2 classes of verses or formulas cf. Kauś



brahma-gāthā-stuti [ brahmagAthAstuti ]

f. N. of wk.



brahma-gāyatrī [ brahmagAyatrI ]

f. N. of a magical Mantra composed after the model of the Gāyatrī cf. Pañcar. cf. RTL. 201



brahma-gārgya [ brahmagArgya ]

m. N. of a man cf. Hariv.



brahma-giri [ brahmagiri ]

m. N. of a mountain cf. KālP.

( ? ) of Comms. on various Upanishads cf. Cat.



brahma-gītā [ brahmagItA ]

f. pl. N. of partic. verses ( cf. MBh. xiii, 2146-2152 ) ascribed to Brahmā

N. of wk.

-parâtmânusaṃdhâna n. -vyâkhyā f. N. of wks,



brahma-gītikā [ brahmagItikA ]

f. ' the song of Brahmā ', N. of partic. verses cf. Yājñ.



brahma-gupta [ brahmagupta ]

m. N. of a son of Brahmā ( by the wife of the Vidyi-dhara Bhimā ) cf. Kathās

of an astronomer ( son of Jishṇu and author of the Brahma-sphuṭa- siddh^anta, born A. D., 598 ) cf. IW. 176

of a chief of the Bhakta sect cf. Cat.

of a Trigarta-shashṭha cf. Kār. on cf. Pāṇ. 5-3, 1 16 ( v.l. brāhma-g° )

pl. N. of a race cf. ib.

°tīya m. a prince of the Brahmaguptas cf. ib.



brahma-gola [ brahmagola ]

m. ' Brahmā's globe ', the universe cf. L.



brahma-gaurava [ brahmagaurava ]

n. the potency ( of the weapon given ) by Brahmā cf. Bhaṭṭ.



brahma-granthi [ brahmagranthi ]

m. N. of the knot which ties together the 3 threads forming the sacred cord cf. Gobh. cf. Sch. ( cf. RTL. 361 )

of a partic. joint of the body cf. Cat.



brahma-graha [ brahmagraha ]

m. = -rākṣasa cf. L.



brahma-grāhin [ brahmagrAhin ]

mfn. worthy to receive that which is holy cf. KaushUp. ( v.l. °mârgha )



brahma-ghātaka [ brahmaghAtaka ]

m. a Brāhman-killer cf. Pañcat



brahma-ghātin [ brahmaghAtin ]

m. id. cf. Śak. cf. Sch.

( inī ), f. a woman on the second day of the menses cf. Vet. cf. Bhpr.



brahma-ghoṣa [ brahmaghoSa ]

m. murmur ( arising from the recital ) of prayers ( also pl. ) cf. MBh. cf. R. ( also °ṣa-rava m. cf. Hcat. )

the sacred word or text, the Veda cf. Uttarar



brahma-ghna [ brahmaghna ]

m. = -ghātaka cf. R.

( ī ), f. See -han



brahma-cakra [ brahmacakra ]

n. ' Brahmā's wheel ', the circle of the universe cf. ŚvetUp.

N. of a partic. magical circle cf. Cat.



brahma-candrikā [ brahmacandrikA ]

f. N. of wk.



brahma-cárya [ brahmacarya ]

n. study of the Veda, the state of an unmarried religious student, a state of continence and chastity ( also ā f. cf. Hariv. ) cf. AV. etc. ( acc. with √ grah, car, vas , ā-√ gam, upa-√ i, to practise chastity ; -cārin ).

-tva n. the unmarried state, continence, chastity cf. Hariv.

-vat mfn. leading the life of an unmarried religious student , practising chastity cf. Āpast. cf. MBh.

-vrata n. a vow of chastity, BeahmaP.

-skhalana n. deviating from chastity cf. MW.

°ryâśrama m. the period of unmarried religious studentship cf. MBh.



brahma-cāraṇī [ brahmacAraNI ]

f. Clerodendrum Siphoantus cf. L. ( prob. w.r. for -cāriṇī )



brahma-cārika [ brahmacArika ]

n. religious studentship cf. MBh.



brahma-cārín [ brahmacArin ]

mf ( iṇī ) n. practising sacred study as an unmarried student, observing chastity cf. RV. etc.

m. a young Brāhman who is a student of the Veda ( under a preceptor ) or who practises chastity, a young Brāhman before marriage ( in the first period of his life ) cf. AV. cf. Mn. cf. MBh. etc. ( cf. āśrama and cf. IW. 192 etc. cf. RTL. 84 etc.

the N. Brahma-cārin is also given to older unmarried Brāhmans, esp. if versed in the Veda, and by the Tantras to any person whose chief virtue is continence )

N. of a Gandharva cf. MBh.

of Skanda cf. L.

of Śiva cf. Śivag

( iṇī ), f. N. of Durgā, cf. DevīP.

a woman who observes the vow of chastity cf. W.

Clerodendrum Siphonantus cf. L. ( v.l. °raṇī )

Thespesia Populneoides cf. L.

= karuṇī cf. L.

°ri-vāsa m. the living of a Brahma-cārin, ( in the house of his religious teacher ) cf. Āpast

°ri-vāsín mfn. living as a Brahma-cārin etc. cf. TS.



brahma-cití [ brahmaciti ]

f. Brahmā's layer in the fire-altar cf. ŚBr.



brahma-cintana-nirākaraṇa [ brahmacintananirAkaraNa ]

n. N. of wk.



brahma-caitanya-yati [ brahmacaitanyayati ]

m. N. of an author cf. Cat.



brahma-códana [ brahmacodana ]

mf ( ī ) n. inciting or urging Brahm˘a or Brahmā cf. VS. ( cf. Mahīdh. )



brahma-ja [ brahmaja ]

mfn. sprung from that which is holy ( said of Kārttikeya ) cf. MBh.

m. pl. N. of partic. clouds cf. VP.

( with Jainas ) N. of a class of divinities cf. L.

-jña mfn. ' born from and knowing Brahm˘a ' or ' knowing what is Brahm˘a-born ' i.e. ' knowing all things ' cf. KaṭhUp.



brahma-jaṭā [ brahmajaTA ]

f. or Artemisia Indica cf. L.



brahma-jaṭin [ brahmajaTin ]

m. Artemisia Indica cf. L.



brahma-janman [ brahmajanman ]

n. ' spiritual birth ', investiture with the sacred thread cf. Mn. ii, 146 ; 170

mfn. ' Brahmā-born ' ( said of Prajāpati ) cf. Hariv.



brahma-japa [ brahmajapa ]

m. a partic. formula of prayer cf. MānGṛ.



brahma-jātaka [ brahmajAtaka ]

n. N. of wk.



brahma-jāmala [ brahmajAmala ]

w.r. for -yāmala



brahma-lāyā' [ brahmalAyA ]

f. the wife of a Brāhman cf. RV. x, 109

( with juhū ) N. of the supposed authoress of this hymn cf. Anukr.



brahma-jāra [ brahmajAra ]

m. the paramour of a Brāhman's wife cf. RāmatUp.



brahma-jāla-sútra [ brahmajAlasutra ]

n. N. of a cf. Buddh. Sūtra ( cf. MWB. 106 )



brahma-jijñāsā [ brahmajijJAsA ]

f. the desire of knowing Brahm˘a cf. Bādar. ( cf. IW. 104).



brahma-jīva-nirṇaya [ brahmajIvanirNaya ]

m. N. of wk.



brahma-jīvin [ brahmajIvin ]

mfn. subsisting by sacred learning cf. L.

m. a mercenary Brāhman ( who converts his religious duties into a trade ) cf. W.



brahma-juṣṭa [ brahmajuSTa ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. gratified by prayer or devotion cf. AV.



brahma-júta [ brahmajuta ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. incited by prayer or devotion cf. RV. cf. AV.



brahma-jña [ brahmajJa ]

mfn. possessing sacred knowledge, knowing the sacred text, spiritually wise, holy ( said also of gods e.g. of Viṣṇu, Kārttikeya ) cf. MBh. cf. Bhartṛ



brahma-jñāna [ brahmajJAna ]

n. divine or sacred knowledge ( esp. knowledge of the universal permeation of the one Spirit as taught by the Ved^anta ) , spiritual wisdom cf. Hariv. cf. Bhartṛ

-tantra n. -mahātantra-raja m. -vpratipatti f. °nôpadeśa m. N. of wks.



brahma-jñānin [ brahmajJAnin ]

mfn. = -jña cf. L.



brahma-jyá [ brahmajya ]

mfn. molesting or oppressing Brāhmans cf. AV. cf. TBr. ( cf. Pāṇ. 3-2, 3 cf. Vārtt. 1 cf. Pat. )



brahma-jyéya [ brahmajyeya ]

n. the act of oppressing Brāhmans cf. AV.



brahma-jyeṣṭha [ brahmajyeSTha ]

m. ( printed °ṭhya ) the elder brother of Brahmā cf. Pañcar.

( bráhma- ), mfn. having Brahmā as first or chief cf. AV. cf. TBr.



brahma-jyotis [ brahmajyotis ]

n. the splendour of Brahm˘a or of the Supreme Being cf. Pañcar. ( also written brahma-jy° )

( bráhma- ), mfn. having the splendour of Brhm˘a ( cf. Sch. ' of the presiding priest ' ) cf. TS.

m. N. of Śiva cf. Śivag



brahma-tattva [ brahmatattva ]

n. the true knowled, ge of Brahm˘a cf. W.

praśnôttara-ratnâvalī f. -vlvaraṇa n. saṃhitâddipanī -, f. -subodhinī f. N. of wks.



brahma-tantra [ brahmatantra ]

n. all that is taught in the Veda cf. MBh. cf. Hariv.

°tre gāyatrī-pañjara n. N. of wk.



brahma-tarka-stava [ brahmatarkastava ]

m. N. of a Vedānta wk.

-vivaraṇa n. N. of a cf. Comm. on it



brahma-tas [ brahmatas ]

ind. from the Brāhmans cf. MW.



brahma-tā [ brahmatA ]

f. the state or condition of a Brāhman, ' Brahmanhood ' cf. Pāṇ. 5-1, 136 cf. Sch.

the state or nature of Brahm˘a divine nature cf. BhP.



brahma-tāla [ brahmatAla ]

m. ( in music ) a kind of measure, Saṃgtt



brahma-tīrtha [ brahmatIrtha ]

n. N. of a place of pilgrimage on the Revā or Narmadā river cf. MBh.

Costus Speciosus or Arabicus cf. L.



brahma-tuṅga [ brahmatuGga ]

m. N. of a mountain cf. MBh.



brahma-tulya [ brahmatulya ]

n. N. of a Jyotisha

-gaṇita n. -ṭīkā f. -siddhânta m. N. of wks.



brahma-tejas [ brahmatejas ]

n. the power and glory of Brahma cf. KaushUp. cf. Hariv. etc. ( °jo-maya mf[ ī ] n. formed of Brahma's glory cf. Mn. cf. Pañcar. )

the glory or lustre supposed to surround a Brāhman

( bráhma- ) having the glory or power of Brahm˘a ( cf. AV. ) or of a Brāhinan ( cf. MW. )

m. N. of a Buddha cf. Lalit.,



brahma-tvá [ brahmatva ]

n. the office of the Brāhman or chief priest cf. ŚBr. cf. GṛŚrS. cf. Hariv.

Brāhmanhood cf. R. cf. Ratnâv

the state of or identification with Brahm˘a cf. MBh. cf. Pur.

-paddhati f. prayoga m. N. of wks.



brahma-tvac [ brahmatvac ]

m. or f. ( ? ) Alstonia Scholaris cf. L.



brahma-da [ brahmada ]

mfn. imparting religious knowledge cf. Mn.



brahma-daṇḍa [ brahmadaNDa ]

m. ' Brahmā's staff ', N. of a mythical weapon cf. MBh. cf. Hariv. cf. R.

the curse of a Brāhman cf. Pur. cf. Rājat. ( v.l. brāhma-d° )

N. of Śiva cf. MBh.

Clerodendrum Siphonantus cf. L.

N. of a partic. Ketu cf. Var

of a prince cf. VP.

( ī ), f. a species of plant cf. L. ( = adhyāṇḍā cf. KātyŚr. cf. Sch. )



brahma-daṇḍin [ brahmadaNDin ]

m. N. of a sage cf. Kathās



brahma-dattá [ brahmadatta ]

mfn. given by Brahm˘a cf. TĀr.

given by Brahmā cf. MBh. cf. R.

m. N. of various men ( cf. naḍâdi )

of a man with the patr. Caikitāneya cf. ŚBr.

of a king ( pl. his descendants ) cf. MBh.

of a prince of the Pañcālas in Kāmpilya cf. ib. cf. R. etc.

of a king of the Sālvas cf. Hariv.

of a prince in Vārānasī cf. Kathās

of a prince in Śrāvastī cf. Buddh.

( cf. MWB. 420, I ) of a prince in Campā cf. ib.

of a prince in Kusuma-pura cf. ib.

of the 12th Cakra-vartin in Bhārata cf. L.

of a Brāhman cf. Hariv. cf. Pañcat

of a merchant cf. Kathās

of the father of Kṛshṇa-datta cf. Cat.

of sev. authors cf. ib.



brahma-darbhā [ brahmadarbhA ]

f. Ptychotis Ajowan cf. Bhpr.



brahma-dātṛ [ brahmadAtR ]

mfn. = -da cf. Mn. ii, 146



brahma-dāna [ brahmadAna ]

n. the gift of the Veda or of sacred knowledge cf. ib. iv, 232. -1



brahma-dāya [ brahmadAya ]

m. ( fr. 1. dāya ) = prec. cf. MW.

mfn. imparting or teaching sacred knowledge cf. BhP. -2



brahma-dāya [ brahmadAya ]

m. ( and . 2, dāya ) sacred knowledge as an inheritance ( -hara mfn. receiving it from [ gen. ] cf. Mn. iii, 3

°yâda mfn. [ according to cf. Sch. ] either ' enjoying sacred knowledge as an inheritance ' ' Brahmā's son ' cf. BhP. )

m. the earthly possession of a Brāhman cf. BhP.

°yâpahārin mfn. robbing it cf. ib.



brahma-dāru [ brahmadAru ]

m. n. Morus Indica cf. L.



brahma-dāsa [ brahmadAsa ]

m. N. of the father of Nārāyaṇa-dāsa ( author of the Praśn^arṇava ) cf. Cat.

of a king ( about 1600 ) cf. ib.



brahma-dina [ brahmadina ]

n. a day of Brahmā cf. MW.



brahma-dúṣaka [ brahmaduSaka ]

mfn. falsifying the Vedic texts cf. Hcat



brahma-deya [ brahmadeya ]

mfn. given in marriage after the manner of Brāhmans ( cf. Mn. iii, 27 ) cf. MānGṛ. cf. MBh.

( with vidhi ), m. marriage of this kind cf. Hariv.

n. instruction in the Veda or sacred knowledge ( yânnsaṃtāna , mfn. one in whose family Vedic teachings

is hereditary cf. Gaut. cf. Viṣṇ. cf. Mn. [ v, 183, v, l. °yâtma-saṃtāna, ' the son of a woman married according to the Brāhma rite ' ; ātma-s° ] ).

gift to Brāhmans cf. Divyâv



brahma-deva [ brahmadeva ]

m. ( also with paṇḍita ) N. of various authors cf. Cat.



brahma-daitya [ brahmadaitya ]

m. a Brāhman changed into a Daitya cf. L.



brahma-dvāra [ brahmadvAra ]

n. entrance into Brahm˘a cf. MaitrUp.

-pāra m. ( = pāla ) the guardian of it cf. ib.



brahma-dvíṣ [ brahmadviS ]

mfn. hostile to sacred knowledge or religion, impious ( said of men and demons ) cf. RV.

hating Brāhmans cf. Mn. iii, 154 cf. Kull



brahma-dveṣa [ brahmadveSa ]

m. hatred of sacred knowledge or of Brāhmans cf. Siṉhâs



brahma-dveṣin [ brahmadveSin ]

mfn. = -dviṣ cf. MW.



brahma-dhara [ brahmadhara ]

mfn. possessing sacred knowledge cf. MBh.



brahma-dharma-dviṣ [ brahmadharmadviS ]

mfn. hostile to sacred knowledge and the law cf. Mn. iii, 41



brahma-dhātu [ brahmadhAtu ]

m. an essential portion of Brahm˘a cf. Cat.



brahma-dhāman [ brahmadhAman ]

n. Brahmā's place or abode cf. BrahmUp.



brahma-dhvaja [ brahmadhvaja ]

m. N. of a Buddha cf. Lalit.

°jôpaniṣad f. N. of an Upanishad



brahma-nadī [ brahmanadI ]

f. ' Brahmā's river ', N. of the Sarasvatī cf. BhP.



brahma-nandin [ brahmanandin ]

and m. N. of two authors cf. Cat.



brahma-nāga [ brahmanAga ]

m. N. of two authors cf. Cat.



brahma-nābha [ brahmanAbha ]

m. ' having Brahmā ( proceeding out of a lotus on his ) navel ', N. of Viṣṇu cf. L.



brahma-nāmâvali [ brahmanAmAvali ]

f. N. of wk.



brahma-nāla [ brahmanAla ]

n. N. of a sacred bathing-place in Benares cf. KāśīKh.



brahma-nirukta [ brahmanirukta ]

n. N. of wk.



brahma-nirūpaṇa [ brahmanirUpaNa ]

n. N. of wk.



brahma-nirṇaya [ brahmanirNaya ]

m. N. of wk.



brahma-nirvāṇa [ brahmanirvANa ]

n. extinction in Brahm˘a, absorption into the one self-existent Spirit cf. Bhag. cf. BhP.



brahma-niṣṭha [ brahmaniSTha ]

mfn. absorbed in contemplating Brahm˘a or the one self Spirit cf. MuṇḍUp.

m. the mulberry tree cf. L.



brahma-nīḍa [ brahmanIDa ]

n. the resting-place of Brahm˘a or of ' the holy ' cf. MaitrUp.



brahma-nutta [ brahmanutta ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. driven away by a sacred text or spell cf. AV.



brahma-pati [ brahmapati ]

( bráhma- ), m. = brahmaṇas-pati cf. ŚBr.



brahma-pattra [ brahmapattra ]

n. ' Brahma's leaf ', the leaf of Butea Frondosa cf. L. ( cf. -pādapa )



brahma-patha [ brahmapatha ]

m. the way to Brahm˘a or to Brahmā cf. Up. cf. BhP.

-kovida mfn. knowing the way to Brahm˘a cf. L.



brahma-pada [ brahmapada ]

n. the place of Brahm˘a cf. MaitrUp.

the station or rank of Brahmā or of a Brāhman cf. W.



brahma-pannaga [ brahmapannaga ]

m. N. of a Marut cf. Hariv. ( v.l. bahu-p° )



brahma-pariṣad [ brahmapariSad ]

f. an assembly of Brāhmans cf. A.



brahma-pariṣadya [ brahmapariSadya ]

m. pl. = -pārṣadya cf. Buddh.



brahma-parṇī [ brahmaparNI ]

f. Hemionitis Cordifolia cf. L.



brahma-parvata [ brahmaparvata ]

m. ' Brahmā's mountain ', N. of a place cf. Cat.



brahma-palāśa [ brahmapalAza ]

m. pl. N. of a school of the Atharva- veda, Āryav. ( v.l. brāhma-p° )



brahma-pavitra [ brahmapavitra ]

n. Kuśa grass cf. L.



brahma-pāda [ brahmapAda ]

( ibc. ) Brahmā's feet

-stotra n. N. of a Stotra



brahma-pādapa [ brahmapAdapa ]

m. ' Brahmā's tree ', Butea Frondosa cf. L. ( cf. -pattra )



brahma-pāra [ brahmapAra ]

m. the final object of all sacred knowledge cf. VP.

= next cf. ib.

-maya mf ( ī ) n. ( with japa, m. ) a partic. prayer cf. ib.

-stotra n. N. of a Stotra

°râyaṇa n. a complete study of the Veda cf. Uttarar. cf. Mcar.



brahma-pārṣadya [ brahmapArSadya ]

m. pl. ( with Buddhists ) Brahmā's retinue, N. of a class of deities cf. Lalit. ( cf. Dharmas. 128 )



brahma-pāśa [ brahmapAza ]

m. ' Brahmā's noose ', N. of a mythical weapon cf. Bhaṭṭ.



brahma-pitṛ [ brahmapitR ]

m. Brahmā's father ', N. of Viṣṇu cf. Pañcar. ( cf. -nābha )



brahma-piśāca [ brahmapizAca ]

m. = -rākṣasa cf. L.



brahma-putrá [ brahmaputra ]

m. the son of a priest or Brāhman cf. RV. cf. ŚBr. cf. ĀśvŚr.

a son of Brahmā ( as Sanat-kumāra, Vasishṭha etc. ) cf. Hariv. cf. R. cf. Pur. ( -tā f. )

a kind of vegetable poison cf. Bhpr.

N. of a river ( rising on the Tibet side of the Him^alaya and falling with the Ganges into the Bay of Bengal ) cf. Cat.

of a lake cf. ib.

of a place of pilgrimage ( prob. the source of the Brahma-putra river ) cf. W.

of a sacred district cf. L.

( ī ), f. a kind of esculent root ( = vārāhī ) cf. L.

' Brahmā's daughter ', N. of the river Sarasvatī cf. L. ( cf. -nadī )



brahma-pura [ brahmapura ]

n. ' Brahmā's town ', N. of a city in heaven cf. MBh. ( -mâhātmya n. N. of wk. )

of a city on earth cf. Var. cf. Hit.

of a kingdom cf. Buddh.

the heart cf. MāṇḍUp.

the body cf. ChUp. ( cf. IW. 116, 2 )

( ī ), f. Brahmā's citadel in heaven or his capital on the mountain Kailāsa cf. L. ( -māhātmya n. N. of wk. )

N. of a city on earth cf. Rājat

of the city Benares cf. Prab

of any city the inhabitants of which are mostly Brāhmans cf. MW.

of a peak in the Him^alaya range cf. L.

°râkhya mfn. named Brahma-pura cf. Hit.

°râbhidheya mfn. ( with nāma ) to be called by the name Brahma- pura cf. Cat.



brahma-puraka [ brahmapuraka ]

m. pl. N. of a people cf. MārkP.



brahma-purustāt [ brahmapurustAt ]

ind. when or where the Brāhmans have the first place cf. AitBr.



brahma-purāṇa [ brahmapurANa ]

n. N. of one of the 18 Purāṇas ( also called ādi-p°

it is supposed to have been revealed by Brahmā to Daksha, and its main object appears to be the promotion of the worship of Kṛshṇa ) cf. IW. 514



brahma-puruṣa [ brahmapuruSa ]

m. an assistant of the Brahman or chief priest cf. KātyŚr. cf. Sch.

a minister of Brahmā ( also said of the 5 vital airs ) cf. ChUp. cf. GṛS.

= -rākṣasa cf. L.



brahma-purogava [ brahmapurogava ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. preceded by Brahm˘a or ' the holy ' cf. ŚBr.



brahma-purohita [ brahmapurohita ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. having the sacerdotal class for a Purohita cf. ŚBr. cf. Kāṭh

m. pl. ' the high priests of Brahmā ', ( with Buddhists ) N. of a class of divinities cf. Lalit. ( cf. Dharmas. 128).



brahma-puṣpa [ brahmapuSpa ]

m. N. of a man ( cf. brāhmapuṣpi )



brahma-pūta [ brahmapUta ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. purified by devotion cf. AV.

purified by Brahm˘a cf. L.



brahma-pṛṣṭa [ brahmapRSTa ]

or m. N. of a man cf. Vcar.



brahma-pṛṣṭha [ brahmapRSTha ]

m. N. of a man cf. Vcar.



brahma-prakṛtika [ brahmaprakRtika ]

mfn. emanating from or originating in Brahm˘a ( -tva n. ) cf. Śaṃk



brahma-prajāpati [ brahmaprajApati ]

m. du. Brahmā and Prajāpati cf. Lāṭy



brahma-pratiṣṭhā-prayoga [ brahmapratiSThAprayoga ]

m. N. of wk.



brahma-prabha [ brahmaprabha ]

m. N. of a man cf. Divyâv



brahma-pralaya [ brahmapralaya ]

m. ' Brahmā's destruction ', the universal destruction that takes place at the end of every 100 years of Brhmā's ( and in which even Brahmā himself is swallowed up ) cf. MW.



brahma-prasūta [ brahmaprasUta ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. impelled by Brahm˘a cf. ŚBr.



brahma-prâpta [ brahmaprApta ]

mfn. one who has obtained Brahm˘a cf. KaṭhUp.



brahma-prâpti [ brahmaprApti ]

f. obtainment of or absorption into Brahm˘a cf. MW.



brahma-prâyaścitta [ brahmaprAyazcitta ]

n. pl. N. of wk.



brahma-priya [ brahmapriya ]

mfn. fond of devotion or of sacred knowledge cf. Viṣṇ. cf. MBh.



brahma-prī' [ brahmaprI ]

mfn. delighting in prayer or devotion cf. RV.



brahma-bandhava [ brahmabandhava ]

n. ( prob. ) the office or occupation of a nominal Brāhman ( cf. next ) cf. AitBr.



brahma-bandhu [ brahmabandhu ]

m. an unworthy or merely nominal Brāhman ( cf. Sāy. ' a Brāhman who omits his Saṃdhyā devotions ' ) cf. AitBr. cf. ChUp. cf. GṛŚrS. etc. ( °dhū f. cf. Gaut. cf. Gobh

°dhu-tā f. cf. MBh.

compar. and superl. °dh˘ū-tara, °dh˘ū-tama cf. Pāṇ. 6-3 , 44 cf. Sch. )



brahma-balá [ brahmabala ]

n. Brāhmanical power cf. MaitrS.

m. N. of a man cf. Cat.



brahma-bali [ brahmabali ]

m. N. of a teacher cf. Cat.



brahma-bindu [ brahmabindu ]

m. a drop of saliva sputtered while reciting the Veda cf. L.

°dûpaniṣad f. N. of an Upanishad



brahma-bileya [ brahmabileya ]

( ? ), m. N. of a man cf. Cat.



brahma-bīja [ brahmabIja ]

n. ' seed of the Veda ', the sacred syllable om cf. BhP.

m. the mulberry tree cf. L.



brahma-bodha [ brahmabodha ]

m. N. of wk.



brahma-bodhinī [ brahmabodhinI ]

f. N. of wk.



brahma-bodhyā [ brahmabodhyA ]

f. N. of a river cf. MBh. ( B. - vedhyā )



brahma-bruva [ brahmabruva ]

m. = next cf. A.



brahma-bruvāṇa [ brahmabruvANa ]

mfn. calling one's self or pretending to be a Brāhman cf. MBh.



brahma-bhaṭṭa [ brahmabhaTTa ]

m. N. of a poet cf. Cat.



brahma-bhadrā [ brahmabhadrA ]

f. Ficus Heterophylla cf. L.



brahma-bhavana [ brahmabhavana ]

n. Brahmā's abode cf. MBh.



brahma-bhāgá [ brahmabhAga ]

m. the share of a Brahman or chief priest cf. AV. cf. Br. cf. ŚrS.

the mulberry tree cf. L.



brahma-bhāva [ brahmabhAva ]

m. absorption in the one self-existent Being or Brahm˘a cf. MBh. cf. Sch.

-stotra n. N. of a Stotra by Śaṃkar^acārya



brahma-bhāvana [ brahmabhAvana ]

mfn. revealing or imparting religious knowledge cf. BhP.



brahma-bhid [ brahmabhid ]

mfn. dividing the one Brahm˘a into many cf. Prab



brahma-bhuvana [ brahmabhuvana ]

n. Brahmā's world cf. Bhag.



brahma-bhūta [ brahmabhUta ]

mfn. become i.e. absorbed in Brahm˘a cf. Mn. cf. MBh. cf. VP. n. identification with Brahm˘a cf. VP.



brahma-bhūti [ brahmabhUti ]

f. twilight cf. L.



brahma-bhūmi-jā [ brahmabhUmijA ]

f. ' growing in Brahmā's land ', a kind of pepper cf. L.



brahma-bhūya [ brahmabhUya ]

n. identification with or absorption into Brahm˘a cf. Mn. cf. MBh. etc. ( -tva n. )

Brāhmanhood cf. BhP.



brahma-bhūyas [ brahmabhUyas ]

mfn. becoming one with Brahm˘a cf. MBh.

n. absorption into Brāhmanhood cf. ib.



brahma-bhraṣṭa [ brahmabhraSTa ]

mfn. one who has fallen from ( i.e. who has forfeited ) sacred knowledge cf. Hcat



brahma-maṅgala-devatā [ brahmamaGgaladevatA ]

f. N. of Lakshmī cf. Cat.



brahma-maṭha [ brahmamaTha ]

m. ' Brahm˘a's college ', N. of a theological college in Kaśmīra cf. Rājat



brahma-maṇḍūkī [ brahmamaNDUkI ]

f. Clerodendrum Siphonantus cf. L.



brahma-mati [ brahmamati ]

m. N. of a demon cf. Buddh.



brahma-mantra [ brahmamantra ]

m. or n. N. of wk.



brahma-maya [ brahmamaya ]

mf ( ī ) n. formed or consisting of or identified with Brahm˘a cf. AitBr. cf. KaushUp. cf. MBh. etc.

belonging to or fit for a Brāhman cf. W.



brahma-maha [ brahmamaha ]

m. a feast in honour of the Brāhmans cf. MBh.



brahma-māṇḍūki [ brahmamANDUki ]

f. = -maṇḍ° cf. KātyŚr. cf. Sch.



brahma-māla [ brahmamAla ]

m. pl. N. of a forest cf. R. ( B. )



brahma-mitra [ brahmamitra ]

m. ' having Brahmā or the Brāhmans for friends ', N. of a Muni cf. MārkP. ( cf. Pāṇ. 6-2, 165 cf. Sch. )



brahma-mīmāṃsā [ brahmamImAMsA ]

f. ' investigation into Brahm˘a or the spiritual doctrine of the Veda ', N. of the Ved^anta philosophy treating of the one self-existent Spirit cf. IW. 98 etc. ( cf. -sūtra )



brahma-mukha [ brahmamukha ]

( bráhma- ), mf ( ā ) n. preceded by the priests, following or inferior to them cf. TS. cf. R.



brahma-muhūrta [ brahmamuhUrta ]

m. a partic. hour of the day cf. Siṉhâs



brahma-mūrti [ brahmamUrti ]

mfn. having the figure or form of Brahmā cf. MW.



brahma-mūrdha-bhṛt [ brahmamUrdhabhRt ]

m. ' carrying Brahmā's head ', N. of Śiva ( as having in a dispute cut off one of Brahmā's heads ) cf. W.



brahma-mekhala [ brahmamekhala ]

m. Saccharum Munjia ( of which the sacred thread of a Brāhman is made ) cf. L.



brahma-medhyā [ brahmamedhyA ]

f. N. of a river cf. MBh. ( cf. - bodhyā )



brahma-yajñá [ brahmayajJa ]

m. ' Vedic offering ', recitation of portions of the Veda and sacred books at the Saṃdhyā cf. ŚBr. cf. ĀśvGṛ. etc. ( one of the 5 Mahā-yajñas or great devotional acts cf. Mn. iii, 69 ; 70 ; IW. 194 cf. RTL. 393 ).

N. of the sacred texts for daily recitation

-tarpaṇa n. devarṣi-pitṛ-tarpaṇa n. -prayoga m. -saṃhitā f. °jñâdi-vidhi m. °jñôpaniṣad f. N. of wks.



brahma-yaśas [ brahmayazas ]

n. Brahm˘a's glory cf. KaushUp.

°śaḥ-svāmin m. N. of a poet cf. Cat.

°śasa n. = °yaśas cf. AitBr.

°śasin mfn. renowned for sanctity cf. Br.



brahma-yaṣṭi [ brahmayaSTi ]

f. Clerodendrum Sipho- nantus or Ligusticum Ajowan cf. L.



brahma-yāga [ brahmayAga ]

m. = -yajña cf. Cat.



brahma-yātu [ brahmayAtu ]

m. N. of a partic. class of demons cf. Kāṭh



brahma-yāmala [ brahmayAmala ]

or n. N. of a Tantra



brahma-yāmila [ brahmayAmila ]

n. N. of a Tantra



brahma-yuga [ brahmayuga ]

n. the age of the Brāhmans ( opp. to kṣatrasya yugam ) cf. Hariv.



brahma-yúj [ brahmayuj ]

mfn. harnessed by prayer ( i.e. bringing Indra in answer to prayer, said of his horses ) cf. RV.



brahma-yūpa [ brahmayUpa ]

m. ' Brahmā's sacrificial post ', N. of a place cf. L.



brahma-yogá [ brahmayoga ]

m. employment of devotion, binding power of devotion cf. AV.

cultivation of spiritual knowledge cf. W.



brahma-yogin [ brahmayogin ]

m. N. of an author cf. Cat.



brahma-yoni [ brahmayoni ]

f. original source or home in Brahm˘a cf. TĀr. ( -stha, mfn. ' abiding in Brahm˘a ' or ' intent on the means of union with Brahm˘a ' cf. Mn. x, 74 )

N. of a place of pilgrimage ( also °nī ) cf. MBh. cf. Pur.

of a mountain ( = -giri ) cf. L.

mfn. having one's source or home in Brahm˘a cf. ŚāṅkhGṛ.

descended or sprung from Brahmā cf. Ragh. cf. MārkP.



brahma-rakṣas [ brahmarakSas ]

n. a class of evil demons cf. Kathās. ( cf. -rākṣasa )



brahma-ratna [ brahmaratna ]

n. any valuable present made to Brāhmans cf. R.



brahma-ratha [ brahmaratha ]

m. the chariot or carriage of a Brāhman cf. ib.



brahma-randhra [ brahmarandhra ]

n. ' Brahm˘a's crevice ', a suture or aperture in the crown of the head ( through which the soul is said to escape on death ) cf. Pur. cf. Siṉhâs. ( cf. RTL. 291 )



brahma-rava [ brahmarava ]

m. muttering of prayers cf. Hcat



brahma-rasa [ brahmarasa ]

m. the savour of Brahm˘a cf. KaushUp.

°sâsava m. Brahm˘a's nectar cf. BhP.



brahma-rahasya-saṃhitā [ brahmarahasyasaMhitA ]

f. N. of wk.



brahma-rākṣasa [ brahmarAkSasa ]

m. a kind of evil demon, the ghost of a Brāhman who led an unholy life cf. Mn. cf. MBh. etc.

a species of plant cf. L.

( ī ), f. N. of one of the 9 Samidhs cf. Gṛhyās



brahma-rāja [ brahmarAja ]

m. N. of a man cf. Rājat

of a prince cf. Inscr.



brahma-rājanyá [ brahmarAjanya ]

m. du. a Brāhman and a Kshatriya cf. AV.



brahma-rāta [ brahmarAta ]

m. ' given by Brahmā ', N. of Śuka cf. BhP.

N. of the father of Yājñavalkya cf. VP.



brahma-rāti [ brahmarAti ]

or w.r. for brāhma-rāti



brahma-rātri [ brahmarAtri ]

w.r. for brāhma-rāti



brahma-rātra [ brahmarAtra ]

m. ' Brahmā's night ', N. of a partic. hour of night cf. BhP.



brahma-rāśi [ brahmarAzi ]

m. the whole mass of sacred texts or knowledge cf. Vprāt. cf. R.

a partic. constellation cf. MBh.

N. of Paraśu-rāma cf. MW.



brahma-rīti [ brahmarIti ]

f. a kind of brass cf. L.



brahma-rūpa [ brahmarUpa ]

m. N. of Viṣṇu cf. Viṣṇ



brahma-rūpiṇī [ brahmarUpiNI ]

f. a species of parasitical plant cf. L.



brahma-rekhā [ brahmarekhA ]

f. ' Brahmā's line ', the lines of a man's destiny supposed to be written by Brahmā on the forehead of a child on the 6th day after its birth cf. RTL. 370, 373



brahma-rṣi [ brahmarSi ]

( = and for -ṛṣi ), m. ' Brāhmanical sage ', N. of a partic. class of sages supposed so belong to the Brāhmā caste ( as Vasishṭha etc. ) cf. MBh. cf. R. etc. ( cf. deva-rṣi, maha- rṣi, rāja-rṣi )

-tā f. -tva n. the state or rank of a Brahmarshi cf. ib.

-deśa m. the country of the Brahmarshis ( including Kuru-kshetra and the country of the cf. Matsyas. Pañcālas, and Śūra-senakas ) cf. Mn. ii, 19



brahma-lakṣaṇa-vākyârtha [ brahmalakSaNavAkyArtha ]

m. N. of an abridgment of the Ved^anta-sudhā-rahasya



brahma-likhita [ brahmalikhita ]

n. ' Brahmā's writing ', = -rekhā cf. RTL. 370



brahma-lekha [ brahmalekha ]

m. ' Brahmā's writing ', = -rekhā cf. RTL. 370



brahma-loká [ brahmaloka ]

m. ( also pl. ) the world or heaven of Brahmā ( a division of the universe and one of the supposed residences of pious spirits ) cf. AV. etc.



brahma-laukika [ brahmalaukika ]

mfn. inhabiting Brahmā's world cf. Yājñ. cf. MBh.



brahma-vaktṛ [ brahmavaktR ]

m. a proclaimer or teacher of sacred knowledge cf. Hariv. -1



brahma-vat [ brahmavat ]

ind. according to the sacred text or the Veda cf. R.

like the Veda cf. Āpast. -2



brahma-vat [ brahmavat ]

mfn. possessing Brahm˘a or sacred knowledge cf. TUp. cf. MBh.



brahma-vada [ brahmavada ]

( or -vala ), m. pl. N. of a Vedic school cf. L. ( prob. w.r. )



brahma-vadya [ brahmavadya ]

n. recitation of sacred texts cf. ŚāṅkhBr.

= brahmôdya cf. ib.

mf ( ā ) n. ( in °dyā-kathā ) cf. Vop



brahma-vadha [ brahmavadha ]

m. the murder of a Brāhman cf. Cat.



brahma-vadhyā [ brahmavadhyA ]

f. id. cf. MBh.

-kṛta n. act of murdering a Brāhman cf. ib.



brahma-váni [ brahmavani ]

mfn. devoted to Brāhmans cf. VS. ( cf. Mahīdh. )



brahma-varaṇa [ brahmavaraNa ]

n. election of a chief priest cf. KātyŚr.



brahma-varcas [ brahmavarcas ]

= °casa, in °cas-vin mfn. = °casin cf. ĀśvGṛ. cf. Mn. cf. MBh. etc.



brahma-varcasá [ brahmavarcasa ]

n. divine glory or splendour, pre- eminence in holiness or sacred knowledge, sanctity, superhuman power cf. AV. etc.

-kāma mfn. desirous of holiness or sacred knowledge cf. Mn. ii, 37

°sín mfn. eminent in sacred knowledge, holy ( compar. °sí-tara ) cf. VS. cf. AS. cf. Br. cf. MBh.

°sya mf ( ā ) n. conferring sanctity or sacred knowledge cf. Br. cf. BhP.



brahma-varta [ brahmavarta ]

m. = °mâvarta cf. L.



brahma-vardhana [ brahmavardhana ]

n. copper ( as peculiarly suitable for sacrificial utensils ) cf. L.



brahma-varman [ brahmavarman ]

n. ' Brahmā's armour. ' N. of partic. oblations cf. ĀpŚr.



brahma-vala [ brahmavala ]




brahma-vada [ brahmavada ]




brahma-vallī [ brahmavallI ]

f. ' Brahmā's tendril or creeper ', N. of an Upanishad ( = brahmânanda-vally-upaniṣad )

-lipi f. a partic. mode of writing cf. Buddh.



brahma-vāc [ brahmavAc ]

f. ' Brahmā's word ', the sacred text cf. ĀrshBr.



brahma-vāṭīya [ brahmavATIya ]

m. N. of a class of Munis cf. Hariv.



brahma-vādá [ brahmavAda ]

m. discourse on or explanation of sacred texts cf. TBr. cf. BhP.

N. of a Nyāya wk. ( also °dârtha, m. )

mfn. ( m. c. ) = next cf. Hariv.



brahma-vādín [ brahmavAdin ]

mfn. discoursing on sacred texts, a defender or expounder of the Veda cf. AV. etc. ( inī f. cf. Var.

°di-tva n. cf. MBh. )

one who asserts that all things are to be identified with Brahm˘a , a Ved^antin cf. Śaṃk



brahma-vā'dya [ brahmavAdya ]

n. rivalry in sacred knowledge or in magical power cf. TS.



brahma-vāluka [ brahmavAluka ]

n. N. of a Tīrtha cf. MBh.



brahma-vāsa [ brahmavAsa ]

m. the abode or heaven of Brahmā cf. Hariv.



brahma-vāhas [ brahmavAhas ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. one to whom prayers are offered cf. RV.



brahma-vit-tva [ brahmavittva ]

n. ( fr. next ) knowledge of Brahm˘a ( the one self-existent Spirit of the Universe ) cf. Vedântas



brahma-víd [ brahmavid ]

mfn. knowing the one Brahm˘a, a Vedic philosopher cf. AV. etc. ( also -vida )

skilled in sacred spells or magic cf. MBh.

m. N. of Śiva cf. RTL. 84

-āśīrvāda-paddhati f. N. of wk.



brahma-vidyā' [ brahmavidyA ]

f. knowledge of ' the one self-existent Being ', knowledge of Brahm˘a, sacred knowledge cf. ŚBr. etc. ( cf. IW. 219 )

N. of an Upanishad ( cf. below )

-tīrtha m. N. of an author

-paddhati f. -bhāraṇa ( °dyâbh° ), n. -mahêdadhi m. -vijaya m. -vilāsa m. °dyôpaniṣad f. N. of wks.



brahma-vidvas [ brahmavidvas ]

mfn. one who knows Brahm˘a or the one universal Spirit, KaushUP.



brahma-vidviṣ [ brahmavidviS ]

mfn. = -dviṣ cf. Cat.



brahma-vivardhana [ brahmavivardhana ]

mfn. ' increasing sacred knowledge ', N. of Viṣṇu cf. MBh.



brahma-viśeṣa-citta-paripṛcchā [ brahmavizeSacittaparipRcchA ]

f. N. of a Buddhist Sūtra wk.



brahma-víṣṇu-mahêśvara-dāna [ brahmaviSNumahezvaradAna ]

n. N. of wk.



brahma-viṣṇv-arkavat [ brahmaviSNvarkavat ]

mfn. accompanied by Brahmā and Viṣṇu and the Sun cf. Hcat



brahma-vihāra [ brahmavihAra ]

m. pious conduct, perfect state ( 4 with Buddhists ) cf. Lalit. cf. Divyâv. cf. Dharmas. 16



brahma-vīṇā [ brahmavINA ]

f. a partic. stringed instrument cf. Saṃgīt



brahma-vṛkṣa [ brahmavRkSa ]

m. the divine tree, Brahm˘a regarded as a tree cf. Bhag. cf. Sch.

Butea Frondosa or Ficus Glomerasa cf. L.



brahma-vṛtti [ brahmavRtti ]

f. the livelihood or subsistence of a Brāhman cf. BhP.



brahma-vṛddha [ brahmavRddha ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. grown or increased by prayer cf. AV.



brahma-vṛddhi [ brahmavRddhi ]

f. increase of Brāhmanical power cf. Āpast

m. N. of a man cf. L.



brahma-vṛnda [ brahmavRnda ]

n. a company or assemblage of Brāhmans cf. MW.

( ā ), f. N. of the city of Brahmā cf. W.



brahma-veda [ brahmaveda ]

m. ' the Veda of sacred spells or charms ' the Atharva-veda cf. AV. cf. Anukr. cf. ŚāṅkhGṛ. etc.

the Veda of the Brāhmans ( as opp. to kṣatra-veda, q.v. ) cf. R.

knowledge of Brahm˘a cf. W.

knowledge of the Vedas cf. ib.

-pariśiṣṭa n. N. of wk.

-maya mf ( ī ) n. consisting of the Brahma-veda cf. L.



brahma-vedi [ brahmavedi ]

f. ' Brahmā's altar ', N. of the country between the 5 lakes of Rāma in Kuru-kshetra cf. L.



brahma-vedin [ brahmavedin ]

mfn. = -vid, acquainted with the Veda or spiritual knowledge cf. Mn. i, 97



brahma-vedhyā [ brahmavedhyA ]

See -bodhyā



brahma-vaivarta [ brahmavaivarta ]

or n. ' metamorphoses of Brahmā ' ( who is identified with Kṛshṇa ), N. of a Purāṇa ( one of the most modern of the 18, containing prayers and invocations addressed to Kṛshṇa with narratives about his loves for the Gopīs and Rādhā etc. ) cf. VP. cf. Pañcar. ( cf. IW. 514 etc. )



brahma-vaivartaka [ brahmavaivartaka ]

n. ' metamorphoses of Brahmā ' ( who is identified with Kṛshṇa ), N. of a Purāṇa ( one of the most modern of the 18, containing prayers and invocations addressed to Kṛshṇa with narratives about his loves for the Gopīs and Rādhā etc. ) cf. VP. cf. Pañcar. ( cf. IW. 514 etc. )

°ta-rahasya n. °ta-sāra m. N. of wks.



brahma-vyavahāra [ brahmavyavahAra ]

m. N. of wk.



brahma-vrata [ brahmavrata ]

n. N. of a religious observance cf. MBh.

a vow of chastity ( -dhara mfn. practising the vow of chastity ) cf. Pañcat



brahma-śabda [ brahmazabda ]

( ibc. ), Brahmā's word

-vāda m. -śakti-vāda m. °dârtha-vāda m. °dârtha-vicāra m. N. of wks.



brahma-śambhu [ brahmazambhu ]

m. N. of an astronomer cf. Cat.



brahma-śalya [ brahmazalya ]

m. Acacia Arabica cf. L.



brahma-śāyin [ brahmazAyin ]

mfn. resting in Brahm˘a cf. L.



brahma-śālā [ brahmazAlA ]

f. Brahmā's hall cf. MaitrUp., N. of a place cf. MBh.



brahma-śāsana [ brahmazAsana ]

m. N. of a Grāma cf. L.

n. a command of Brahmā or of a Brāhman cf. L.

an edict addressed to the Brāhmans ( = dharmakīlaka ) cf. L.



brahma-śiras [ brahmaziras ]

n. ' Brahmā's head ', N. of a mythical weapon cf. MBh. cf. R. cf. Hariv. ( also -śīrṣan cf. BhP. )

°raḥ-khaṇḍana n. N. of ch. of KūrmaP.



brahma-śumbhita [ brahmazumbhita ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. purified or adorned by devotion cf. AV.



brahma-śrī [ brahmazrI ]

f. N. of a Sāman cf. Br.



brahma-saṃśita [ brahmasaMzita ]

( bráhma- ), mfn. sharpened by prayer or by a sacred text cf. RV. cf. AV. cf. Br. cf. ĀśvŚr.



brahma-saṃsad [ brahmasaMsad ]

f. Brahmā's hall of assembly cf. Pañcar.

an assembly of Brahmans cf. KaṭhUp.



brahma-saṃstha [ brahmasaMstha ]

mfn. wholly devoted to Brahm˘a or sacred knowledge cf. ChUp.



brahma-saṃhitā [ brahmasaMhitA ]

f. a collection of prayers cf. Hariv.

N. of sev. wks. ( also -vyākhyā f. )



brahma-satī [ brahmasatI ]

f. N. of. the river Sarasvatī cf. L.



brahma-sattra [ brahmasattra ]

n. sacrifice of devotion or meditation, constant repetition of Vedic texts cf. Mn. ii, 106 cf. BhP.

°ttrin mfn. offering the sacrifice of devotion

absorbed in the self-existent One cf. MBh.



brahma-sadana [ brahmasadana ]

n. the seat of the chief priest, cf. ŚrS.

= -sadas cf. BhP.

N. of a Tīrtha cf. Cat.



brahma-sadas [ brahmasadas ]

n. the residence or court of Brahmā cf. MBh.



brahma-sabhā [ brahmasabhA ]

f. the hall or court of Brahmā cf. Ragh. cf. Pañcar.

N. of a lotus pond cf. Divyâv



brahma-sambandha [ brahmasambandha ]

m. union with the Supreme Spirit cf. RTL. 136

= -rākṣasa cf. L.



brahma-sambhava [ brahmasambhava ]

mfn. sprung from Brahmā cf. Hariv.

m. ( with Jainas ) N. of the second black Vāsudeva cf. L.

N. of the author of a law-book cf. Cat.

-smṛti f. N. of his wk.



brahma-saras [ brahmasaras ]

n. ' Brahmā's lake ', N. of a very sacred bathing-place cf. MBh.



brahma-sarpa [ brahmasarpa ]

m. ' Brahmā's serpent ', a kind of snake cf. L.



brahma-savá [ brahmasava ]

m. purification of prayer cf. RV. ix, 17, 24

N. of a partic. libation cf. Mn. v, 23 ( = brahma-kṣatra-s° )



brahma-sāgara [ brahmasAgara ]

m. N. of a place cf. Cat.



brahma-sāt-kṛta [ brahmasAtkRta ]

mfn. brought into union with Brahmā cf. BhP.



brahma-sāmá [ brahmasAma ]

or n. N. of a Sāman ( sung to a text recited by the chief priest or by the Brāhmaṇāc-chaṃsin ) cf. TS. cf. Br. cf. ŚrS.



brahma-sāmán [ brahmasAman ]

n. N. of a Sāman ( sung to a text recited by the chief priest or by the Brāhmaṇāc-chaṃsin ) cf. TS. cf. Br. cf. ŚrS.

°mika mfn. relating to it, _ cf. PañcavBr. cf. Sch.



brahma-sāyujya [ brahmasAyujya ]

n. intimate union or identification with Brahm˘a cf. L.



brahma-sārṣṭitā [ brahmasArSTitA ]

f. union or equality with Brahm˘a cf. Mn. iv, 232



brahma-sāvarṇa [ brahmasAvarNa ]

m. N. of the 10th Manu cf. Pur. ( also °ṇi cf. ib. )

n. his Manv-antara cf. ib.



brahma-siddhânta [ brahmasiddhAnta ]

m. N. of various astron. wks. ( also -paddhati, f. )



brahma-siddhi [ brahmasiddhi ]

m. N. of a Muni cf. Kathās

of a Ved^anta wk.

-vyākhyā-ratna n. N. of a cf. Comm. on it



brahma-suta [ brahmasuta ]

m. ' Brahmā's son ', N. of the Ketu Brahmadaṇḍa cf. Var

( ā ), f. Brahmā's daughter cf. Hcat



brahma-suvarcalā [ brahmasuvarcalA ]

f. a species of plant cf. Suśr. ( Helianthus or Clerodendrum Siphonantus cf. L. )

an infusion of it ( drunk as a penance ) cf. Mn. xi, 160



brahma-sū [ brahmasU ]

m. ' Brahmā's son ', N. of Kāma-deva or of Aniruddha ( Kāma-deva's son ) cf. L.



brahma-sûkta [ brahmasUkta ]

n. N. of wk.



brahma-sūtra [ brahmasUtra ]

n. the sacred thread worn over the shoulder cf. Yājñ. cf. MBh. etc.

a Sūtra work treating of the knowledge of Brahm˘a ( esp. the aphorisms of the Ved^anta philosophy ascribed to Bādarāyaṇa or Vyāsa, also called bādarāyaṇa- or vedânta- or vyāsa- or śārīraka-sūtra, and uttara- or brahma-mīmāṃsā )

-ṛju-vyākhyā f. -kārikā f. -candrikā f. -tantra-dīpikā f. -tātparya n. N. of wks.

-pada n. the word or statement of a Brahma-sūtra cf. Bhag. cf. Hariv.

mf ( ā or ī ) n. consisting of such a word or statement cf. Hariv.

-pradīpa m. -bhāṣya n. ( °ṣya-dīpikā f. -vārttika , n. -sāra, m. ), -laghu-vārttika n. -vṛtti f. ( and °ti-vārttika n. ), -saṃgati f. °trâdvaita-vṛtti f. °trânubhāṣya n. ( and °ṣyapradīpa m. -vivaraṇa n. ), °trânuvyâkhyāna n. °trârtha-prakāśikā f. °trârtha-maṇi-māla f. °trôpanyāsa m. ( and °sa-vṛtti f. ) N. of various Comms. on the Brahma-sūtra, and Comms. on them



brahma-sūtrin [ brahmasUtrin ]

mfn. invested with the Brāhmanical cord cf. Yājñ.



brahma-sūnu [ brahmasUnu ]

m. ( with Jainas ) N. of the 12th king of Bhārata cf. L.



brahma-sṛj [ brahmasRj ]

m. ' Brahmā's creator ', N. of Śiva cf. Śivag



brahma-soma [ brahmasoma ]

m. N. of a sage cf. Kathās



brahma-stamba [ brahmastamba ]

m. N. of a man cf. Cat. ( cf. brāhmastambi )



brahma-stuti [ brahmastuti ]

f. N. of a hymn of praise ( also °ti- stotra ) cf. Cat.



brahma-stena [ brahmastena ]

m. a thief of that which is sacred, one who obtains a knowledge of the Veda by illicit means cf. MBh.



brahma-steya [ brahmasteya ]

n. unlawful acquisition of the Veda ( cf. prec. ) cf. Mn. ii, 116



brahma-sthala [ brahmasthala ]

n. N. of a city cf. Cat. ( cf. -pura )

of a village cf. Kathās



brahma-sthāna [ brahmasthAna ]

n. ' Brahmā's place ', N. of a Tīrtha cf. MBh.

m. the mulberry tree cf. L.



brahma-sphuṭa-siddhânta [ brahmasphuTasiddhAnta ]

m. N. of an astron. wk. by Brahma-gupta ( also called brahma-siddhânta ) :



brahma-sva [ brahmasva ]

n. the property i.e. lands or money of Brāhmans cf. Caṇḍ. cf. Pañcar.



brahma-svarūpa [ brahmasvarUpa ]

mfn. of the nature or essence of the one self-existing Spirit cf. W.



brahma-svāmin [ brahmasvAmin ]

m. N. of a man cf. Cat.



brahma-haṃsôpaniṣad [ brahmahaMsopaniSad ]

f. N. of an Upanishad



brahma-hatyā' [ brahmahatyA ]

f. murder of a Brāhman ( or any crime equally heinous ) cf. VS. etc.



brahma-hán [ brahmahan ]

mf ( ghnī ) n. ' Brāhman-slaying ', the murderer of a Brāhman cf. TS. etc.

( ghnī ), f. Aloe Perfoliata cf. L.



brahma-hari [ brahmahari ]

m. N. of a poet cf. Cat.



brahma-huta [ brahmahuta ]

n. ' offering to Brahmā or the Brāhmans ', hospitality cf. L. ( cf. brāhmya-huta )



brahma-hṛdaya [ brahmahRdaya ]

m. n. the star Capella cf. Sūryas



brahma-hrada [ brahmahrada ]

m. N. of a lake cf. Cat.



brahmâkṣara [ brahmAkSara ]

n. the sacred syllable om cf. BhP.

-maya mf ( ī ) n. consisting of sacred syllables cf. Hariv.



brahmâgāra [ brahmAgAra ]

n. the house of the chief priest cf. KātyŚr.



brahmâgra-bhū [ brahmAgrabhU ]

m. a horse cf. L. ( cf. next and brahmâtma-bhū )



brahmâṅgabhū [ brahmAGgabhU ]

mfn. one who has touched the several parts of his body during the repetition of Mantras cf. Kum. iii, 15 ( cf. Mall. )

m. = prec. cf. A.



brahmâñjali [ brahmAJjali ]

m. joining the hollowed hands while repeating the Veda cf. Mn. ii, 71

-kṛta mfn. one who has joined the hands hands in token of homage to the Veda cf. ib., 70 cf. ĀśvGṛ. etc.



brahmâṇḍa [ brahmANDa ]

n. ' Brahmā's egg ', the universe, world ( also pl. ) cf. Hariv. cf. Sūryas. cf. Pur. ( also -kaṭāha m. cf. Āryabh. cf. Sch. )

N. of a Purāṇa and an Upapurāṇa

-kapāla m. the skull or hemisphere of the world, the inhabited earth cf. Hcar.

-kalpa m. -jñāna-mahārāja-tantra n. and -tantra n. N. of Tāntric wks.

-purāṇa n. N. of one of the 18 Purāṇas ( so called as revealed by Brahmā and containing an account of the egg of Brahmā and the future Kalpas ; IW. 514 ; 521 ).

-bhāṇḍôdara n. the interior of the vessel-like egg of Brahmā cf. MW.

-yāmale pañcamī-sādhana n. N. of wk.



brahmâtithi [ brahmAtithi ]

m. ' Brahmā's guest ', N. of a Kāṇva ( author of cf. RV. viii, 5 )



brahmâtma-bhū [ brahmAtmabhU ]

m. a horse ( cf. brahmâṅga- and °mâgra-bhū )



brahmâdanī [ brahmAdanI ]

f. a species of plant ( = haṃsa-padī ) cf. L.



brahmâdarśa [ brahmAdarza ]

m. ' Brahmā's mirror ', N. of wk.



brahmâdi-jātā [ brahmAdijAtA ]

f. the river Go-dāvarī cf. L. ( v.l. mâdri-j° )



brahmâditya [ brahmAditya ]

m. N. of an author ( also called brahmârka ) cf. Cat.



brahmâdi-śīrṣa [ brahmAdizIrSa ]

m. or n. ( ? ) N. of a place cf. Cat. 1



brahmâdya [ brahmAdya ]

mfn. ( fr. 1. ādya ) beginning with Brahmā cf. Mn. i, 50. 2



brahmâdya [ brahmAdya ]

mfn. ( fr. 2. ādya ) to be eaten by priests or Brāhmans cf. Br.



brahmâdri-jātā [ brahmAdrijAtA ]

f. See °mâdi-jātā



brahmâdhigama [ brahmAdhigama ]

m. devotion to sacred study or the Veda ( also °mana n. W )

°mika mfn. relating to it cf. Mn. ii, 64



brahmânanda [ brahmAnanda ]

m. ' joy in Brahm˘a ', the rapture of absorption into the one self-existent Spirit cf. RāmatUp.

N. of various men and authors ( also -giri, -parama-haṃsa, - bhāratī, -yogin, -yogîndra, -sārasvatī, and °din, m. )

of various wks. ( also -vallī f. -vilāsa m. -sūtramuktâvali f. -stava m. °dīya and °dīya-khaṇḍana, -n. )



brahmâpêta [ brahmApeta ]

m. N. of one of the Rākshasas said to dwell in the sun during the month Māgha cf. VP.



brahmâbhyāsa [ brahmAbhyAsa ]

m. study and repetition of the Veda cf. Mn. iv, 149



brahmâmṛta [ brahmAmRta ]

n. N. of a Ved^anta wk.

-varṣiṇī f. N. of a cf. Comm. on the Brahma-sūtras



brahmâmbhas [ brahmAmbhas ]

n. ' holy water ', the urine of a cow cf. L.



brahmâyaṇa [ brahmAyaNa ]

or m. N. of Nārāyaṇa cf. Hariv.



brahmâyana [ brahmAyana ]

m. N. of Nārāyaṇa cf. Hariv.



brahmâyatana [ brahmAyatana ]

n. a temple of Brahmā cf. Var

°tanīya mf ( ā ) n. leaning on or supported by Brāhmans cf. Lāṭy



brahmâyus [ brahmAyus ]

n. Brahmā's life-time cf. Viṣṇ

mfn. living as long as Brahmā cf. Siṉhâs

m. N. of a Brāhman cf. Buddh.



brahmâraṇya [ brahmAraNya ]

n. ' holy forest ', a grove in which the Veda is studied cf. L.

N. of a forest cf. Hit.

-māhātmya n. N. of wk.



brahmârambha [ brahmArambha ]

m. beginning to repeat the Veda cf. Mn. ii, 71



brahmârka [ brahmArka ]

m. See °mâditya



brahmârgha [ brahmArgha ]

mfn. worthy of Brahmā or of sacred knowledge cf. KaushUp. ( v.l. for °ma-grāhin )



brahmârpaṇa [ brahmArpaNa ]

n. the offering of sacred texts cf. Pañcar.

N. of a magical spell cf. ib.



brahmâlaṃkāra [ brahmAlaMkAra ]

m. the ornament of Brahmā cf. KaushUp.



brahmā-vatī [ brahmAvatI ]

f. N. of a woman cf. Divyâv

of a lotus pond cf. ib.



brahmâvabodha [ brahmAvabodha ]

m. N. of wk. ( also -viveka-sindhu, m. )



brahmâvarta [ brahmAvarta ]

m. ' the holy land ', N. of the country situated between the rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛshadvatī to the N. cf. W. of Hastinā-pura cf. Mn. ii, 17 ; 19 cf. AV. Pariś. etc. ( cf. IW. 209 )

of a Tīrtha cf. MBh. ( also -tīrtha n. cf. Cat. )

of a son of Ṛshabha cf. BhP.



brahmâvalī-bhāṣya [ brahmAvalIbhASya ]

n. N. of wk.



brahmā-vāda-nagara [ brahmAvAdanagara ]

n. N. of a city cf. Siṉhâs



brahmâvāsa [ brahmAvAsa ]

m. ' home of or in Brahmā ', N. of a wk. ( on salvation to be attained in Benares )



brahmâsana [ brahmAsana ]

n. the seat of the chief priest cf. ŚrS.

( ifc. f. ā ) a partic. posture suited to devout religious meditation cf. Kād

-niviṣṭa mfn. seated in that posture cf. Rājat



brahmâstra [ brahmAstra ]

n. ' Brahmā's missile ', N. of a mythical weapon ( which deals infallible destruction ) cf. MBh. cf. R. cf. Kathās

of a partic. kind of incantation cf. Cat. ( cf. IW. 402, 1 )

-kalpa m. -kavaca m. or n. -kārya-sādhana n. -paddhati f. -vidyā-pu0jā-paddhati f. -vidhāna-paddhati, -f. N. of wks.



brahmâsya [ brahmAsya ]

n. the mouth of Brahmā cf. MBh.

the mythical of a Brāhman cf. Cat.



bráhmâhuta [ brahmAhuta ]

mfn. one to whom oblations of prayer and devotion have been made cf. AV.



brahmâhuti [ brahmAhuti ]

f. the offering of prayer or devotion cf. Mn. ii, 106



bráhmêddha [ brahmeddha ]

mfn. lighted or kindled with prayers cf. AV.



brahmêndra [ brahmendra ]

m. ( with sarasvatī or °dra-svāmin ) N. of authors cf. Cat.



brahme-śaya [ brahmezaya ]

( for °maNi-z° ), m. ' resting in Brahm˘a ', N. of Kārttikeya cf. MBh.

of Viṣṇu cf. ib.



brahmêśa-vaiṣṇava [ brahmezavaiSNava ]

mfn. descended from Brahmā and Śiva and Viṣṇu cf. MārkP.



brahmêśvira [ brahmezvira ]

m. N. of an author cf. Cat.

-tīrtha n. N. of a Tīrtha on the Revā or Narmadā river cf. Cat.



brahmaˆikya-prakaraṇa [ brahmaikyaprakaraNa ]

n. N. of wk.



brahmôjjha [ brahmojjha ]

mfn. one who has neglected or forgotten the Veda cf. Gaut

n. ( cf. Āpast. ) = -tā f. ( cf. Mn. ), -tva n. ( cf. Yājñ. cf. Sch. ) neglecting or forgetting the Veda, ( cf. IW. 270 )



brahmôḍumbara [ brahmoDumbara ]

w.r. for °môdumbara



brahmôttara [ brahmottara ]

mfn. treating principally of Brahmā or consisting chiefly of Brāhmans

m. N. of a superhuman being cf. Lalit.

( with Jainas ) of a partic. Kalpa cf. Dharmaś

pl. N. of a people cf. MārkP.

n. N. of a town cf. Divyâv

of ch. of Skandap ( also called -khaṇḍa n. or laghu-śiva-purāṇa n. )



brahmôda-tīrtha [ brahmodatIrtha ]

n. ( cf. Cat. ) and



brahmôdumbara [ brahmodumbara ]

m. or n. ( cf. MBh.

C. °môḍ° ) N. of Tīrthas



brahmô'dya [ brahmodya ]

n. rivalry in sacred knowledge, playful discussion of theological questions or problems cf. Br. cf. ŚrS.

mf ( ā ) n. relating to sacred questions or problems cf. Vop

( ā ), f. ( with kathā ) a story or riddle from the Veda cf. Mn. iii, 231 ( cf. brahmavadya )



brahmôpadeśa [ brahmopadeza ]

m. instruction in sacred knowledge, cf. A.

-netṛ m. Butea Frondosa cf. ib. ( cf. -môpanetṛ )



brahmôpaniṣad [ brahmopaniSad ]

f. mystical teaching concerning Brahm˘a ( cf. ChUp. ) or the Brāhmans ( cf. MBh. xv, 940 )

N. of 2 Upanishads



brahmôpanetṛ [ brahmopanetR ]

m. Butea Frondosa cf. L. ( cf. °padeśa-netṛ )



brahmôpâsanā [ brahmopAsanA ]

f. worship of Brahmā cf. RTL. 493



brahmôpêta [ brahmopeta ]

m. N. of a Rakshas cf. VP. ( cf. brahmâpêta )



brahmaˆudaná [ brahmaudana ]

m. boiled rice distributed to Brāhmans and esp. to the chief priest at a sacrifice cf. AV. cf. TS. cf. Br. cf. ŚrS.



brahmaˆupagava [ brahmaupagava ]

m. cf. Pāṇ. 6-1, 88 cf. Sch.