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CC Madhya 24.17

Text

mūrkha, nīca, mleccha ādi śāstra-rikta-gaṇa
dhana-sañcayī — nirgrantha, āra ye nirdhana

Synonyms

mūrkha — foolish, illiterate persons; nīca — lowborn; mleccha — unclean persons with no principles; ādi — and others; śāstra-rikta-gaṇa — persons devoid of all regulative principles stated in the śāstra; dhana-sañcayī — a capitalist (one who gathers wealth); nirgrantha — called nirgrantha; āra — also; ye — anyone who; nirdhana — without riches.

Translation

“ ‘Nirgrantha’ also refers to one who is illiterate, lowborn, misbehaved, unregulated and devoid of respect for the Vedic literature. The word also refers to one who is a capitalist and to one who has no riches.