Alamkaraniya, Alaṃkaraṇīya: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Alamkaraniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Alaṃkaraṇīya (अलंकरणीय).—adj., °yena, adv. (corresponds to Pali alaṃkammaṇiya, used in same meaning and context), in a suitable or convenient situation (for the undertaking in question; here, as in Pali, specifically for sexual relations): [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 488.10 °ṇīyena, adv. (in Pali, Vin. iii.187.19, °ṇiye, adj. with āsane, the seat occupied by the accused monk).

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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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