Antahpurasahaya, Antaḥpurasahāya, Antahpura-sahaya: 2 definitions
Antahpurasahaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Antaḥpurasahāya (अन्तःपुरसहाय):—[=antaḥ-pura-sahāya] [from antaḥ] m. belonging to the women’s apartments (as a eunuch, etc.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Antaḥpurasahāya (अन्तःपुरसहाय):—[tatpurusha compound] m.
(-yaḥ) An assistant belonging to the gynæceum or inner apartments (compare sthāpatya); such assistants are: ‘dwarfs, eunuchs, Kirātas or mountaineers —retained as guards—Mlechchhas or barbarians, Abhīras, the mock-brother-in-law of a king—i. e. the brother of his concubine—humpbacks, mutes &c. E. antaḥpura and sahāya.
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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