Aranykas, Araṇykas, Aranya-okas, Aranyaukas: 4 definitions

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Aranykas 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Araṇykas (अरण्य्कस्).—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.

Araṇykas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms araṇya and okas (ओकस्). See also (synonyms): araṇyasad.

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

Araṇyaukas (अरण्यौकस्).—m. an anchorite, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 81.

Araṇyaukas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms araṇya and okas (ओकस्).

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

Araṇyaukas (अरण्यौकस्):—[from araṇya] m. ‘whose abode is the forest’, a Brāhman who has left his family and become an anchorite, [Śākaṭāyana]

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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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