Abhishavaka, Abhiṣāvaka: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Abhiṣāvaka can be transliterated into English as Abhisavaka or Abhishavaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiṣāvaka (अभिषावक).—m. The priest who extracts the Soma juice.

Derivable forms: abhiṣāvakaḥ (अभिषावकः).

See also (synonyms): abhiṣotṛ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abhiṣāvaka (अभिषावक):—[=abhi-ṣāvaka] [from abhi-ṣu] m. the priest (or any one) who expresses the Soma juice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Abhisāvaka (अभिसावक):—[=abhi-sāvaka] etc. See abhi-ṣu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhiṣāvaka (अभिषावक):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-kaḥ) One who presses out the juice of the Soma plant. Compare the following. E. su (ṣuñ) with abhi, kṛt aff. ṇvul.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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