Aranyasad, Araṇyasad, Aranya-sad: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Araṇyasad (अरण्यसद्).—a.

1) dwelling in woods, being in a forest; किंतु °सदोवयं अनभ्यस्त रथचर्याः (kiṃtu °sadovayaṃ anabhyasta rathacaryāḥ) U.5; वैक्लव्यं मम तावदीदृशमपि स्नेहादरण्यौकसः (vaiklavyaṃ mama tāvadīdṛśamapi snehādaraṇyaukasaḥ) Ś. 4.6.

2) especially, one who has left his family and become an anchorite, forest-dweller.

Araṇyasad is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms araṇya and sad (सद्). See also (synonyms): araṇykas.

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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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