śraddhā श्रद्धा

Definition: f. faith, trust, confidence, trustfulness, faithfulness, belief in (locative case or compound; śraddhayā-gam-,"to believe in", with genitive case ), trust, confidence, loyalty (Faith or Faithfulnesses is often personified and in invoked as a deity;in she is the daughter of prajā-pati-, and in of the Sun;in she is the daughter of dakṣa- and wife of dharma-;in she is the mother of kāma-, and in the daughter of kardama- and wife of aṅgiras- or manu-) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: DivyA7v., RV. x , 151, TBr., S3Br., MBh., Ma1rkP., BhP., RV.
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