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IMPORTANT TERMS AND THEIR MEANINGS

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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IMPORTANT TERMS AND THEIR MEANINGS

 

ANCIENT TERM            MEANING

 

1. Nishaka, Satmana           Gold medal / Coin

2. Gram                                   Fighting Unit

3. Gramini                              Village chief

4. Samudra                            Body of water

5. Goghan                              Guest

6. Praja                                   Children

7. Samhita                             Commentary

8. Sabha / Samiti                  Political Assemblies

9. Shyam Ayas                     Copper

10. Dasa / Dasyu                  Indigenous people

11. Vrihi                                  Rice

12. Gavishti                           War

13. Vishti                                Forced Labour

14. Ayas                                 Copper / Bronze

15. Bali / Bhag                       Tax

16. Sangrihitri                       Tax Collection Officer

17. Upnayan                          Sacred Thread Ceremony

18. Dwija                                Twice-born (all except shudras)

19. Kaivalya                           Complete Knowledge (Jainism)

20. Niravana                          Complete Knowledge (Buddhism)

21. Basadi                              Jain Monastic Residence

22. Vihara                                    Buddhist Monastic Residence

23. Bhojaka                                 Village Chief

24. Mantrin                                 Minister

25. Balisadhakas                        Tax-Officers

26. Parinirvana                           Leaving of home by Buddha

27. Dhramchakraparivartana   Achievement of nirvana by

                                                    the Buddha

28. Mahaparinirvana                Passing away of the Buddha

29. Pana                                    Silver Coin

30. Stupa                                  Monument housing Buddha's                                  relics




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