Aksharalavana, Akṣāralavaṇa, Akshara-lavana: 5 definitions


Aksharalavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Akṣāralavaṇa can be transliterated into English as Aksaralavana or Aksharalavana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akṣāralavaṇa (अक्षारलवण).—m S Such food as may be eaten during a season of mourning, religious observance &c.: as cow's milk, ghee, rice &c.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣāralavaṇa (अक्षारलवण).—(-rā°) [kṣāreṇa ūṣaramṛttikayā nirvṛttaṃ-aṇ kṣāraṃ kṛtrimaṃ lavaṇaṃ; na. ta.] natural salt; मुन्यन्नानि पयः सोमो मांसं यच्चानुपस्कृतम् । अक्षारलवणं चैव प्रकृत्या हविरुच्यते (munyannāni payaḥ somo māṃsaṃ yaccānupaskṛtam | akṣāralavaṇaṃ caiva prakṛtyā havirucyate) || Ms.3.257 (akṛtrimalavaṇaṃ saindhavādi); °लवणान्नाः- स्युः (lavaṇānnāḥ- syuḥ) 5.73; चतुर्थकालमश्नीयादक्षारलवणं मितम् (caturthakālamaśnīyādakṣāralavaṇaṃ mitam)11.19; sometimes used for food that may be eaten at times unfit for the performance of religious duties; a class of objects such as cow's milk, ghee, rice, &c.

Derivable forms: akṣāralavaṇam (अक्षारलवणम्).

Akṣāralavaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms akṣāra and lavaṇa (लवण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akṣāralavaṇa (अक्षारलवण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Such food as may be eaten during a season of mourning, religious observance, &c. as cow’s milk, ghee, rice, kidney-beans, barley, sesamum, and sea or river salt. E. a neg kṣāra alkali, lavaṇa salt.

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

Akṣāralavaṇa (अक्षारलवण).—[neuter] anything not pungent or salted; akṣāralavaṇānna & akṣāralavaṇāśin eating such food.

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

1) Akṣāralavaṇa (अक्षारलवण):—[=a-kṣāra-lavaṇa] [from a-kṣāra] n. not factitious (id est. natural) salt

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. not composed of artificial salt, ([Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti] on), [Manu-smṛti iii, 257; v, 73]

3) [v.s. ...] or, according to, [Goldst.] and, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung], better ‘(food) not containing acrid substances nor salt’; therefore also akṣārālavaṇa in the same sense cf. kṣāra-lavaṇa.

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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. 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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