n.Name of a class of religious and philosophical writings closely connected with the brāhmaṇa-s and called āraṇyaka-s because either composed in forests or studied there, (the upaniṣad-s are considered to be attached to them.)
आरण्य a. (-ण्या, -ण्यी f.) [अरण्ये भवः ण्] Wild, forestborn, relating to a forest (opp. ग्राम्य); ˚पशुः Ms.1.48. (आरण्यपशु is of 7 kinds:- सरीसृपो रुरुश्चैव महिषो वानरस्तथा । पृषतर्क्षौ मृगश्चैव पशुर्वै सप्तधा मतः ॥) -ण्यः, -ण्यम् 1 A forest. -2 A kind of corn growing without sowing seed. -3 N. of certain signs of the zodiac (see ˚राशि below). -4 Cow-dung (-ण्यः only). -5 N. of a Parvan in the Mahābhārata. -6 N. of a Kāṇḍa in the Rāmāyaṇa. -Comp. -कुक्कुटः a wild cock. -गानम् one of the four Gānas or psalm-books of the Sāmaveda. -पर्वन् n. N. of the third book of the Mahābhārata, usually called Vana-Parvan. -पशुः a wild beast. -मुद्गा a kind of bean. -राशिः (in the zodiac) 1 The signs Leo, Aries, and Taurus. -2 The former half of Capricorn.
आरण्यक a. [अरण्ये भवः वुञ्] Relating to or produced in a forest, wild, forest-born (usually with the words अध्याय, मनुष्य, न्याय, पथिन्, विहार, and हस्तिन् P.IV.2.129 Vārt.) -कः A forester, an inhabitant of the woods; तपः ष़ड्भागमक्षय्यं ददत्यारण्यका हि नः Ś.2.14; द्वावप्यत्रारण्यकौ Ś.5. आरण्यकोपात्तफलप्रसूतिः R.5.15. -कम् An Āraṇyaka; it is one of a class of religious and philosophical writings (connected with the Brāhmaṇas) which are either composed in forests, or must be studied there; e. g. ऐतरेयारण्यकम्; बृहदारण्यकम् and तैत्तिरीया- रण्यकम्; अरण्ये$नूच्यमानत्वात् आरण्यकम्, Bṛi. Ar. Up.; (अरण्ये$- ध्ययनादेव आरण्यकमुदाहृतम्); वेदवादानतिक्रम्य शास्त्राण्यारण्यकानि च Mb.12.19.17. -Comp. -काण्डम् the title of the third book of the Rāmāyaṇa. -गानम् = अरण्यगानम्.
n. forest for the performance of religious duties; hermit-wood; N. of a forest in Madhyadesa; N. of a city; -½artha-yukta, pp. according with the good and the useful; -½âsrita, pp.just, virtuous; -½âsana, n. judgment-seat; -½asti-kâya, m. category of virtue (with the Jains); -½âhrita, pp. legitimately acquired.
adjective forest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
forest-born (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
produced in a forest (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating to a forest or a forest animal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
wild (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (neuter) name of a class of religious and philosophical writings closely connected with the Brāhmaṇas and called Āraṇyakas because either composed in forests or studied there (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (neuter) name of a sacred forest in Madhyadeśa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a town founded by Amūrtarajas (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a work (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
sacred grove or wood (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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