Asamkhyaya, Asaṃkhyaya: 1 definition


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Asaṃkhyaya (असंख्यय).—(?) , adj., innumerable, occurs repeatedly (instead of regular asaṃkhyeya) in mss. of Lalitavistara, and is sometimes adopted by Lefm. in the text: 86.15 (vv.ll. asaṃkhya, asaṃkhyeya); 112.4 (with most mss., v.l. °khyeya). Weller 23 would read asaṃkhyeya always, perhaps rightly; but the frequent occurrence of °khyaya in the mss. is strange. Like Weller I am unable to under- stand the long ā in asaṃkhyayā-kalpakoṭi- 86.15; pro- bably read °ya- as in 112.4. Instr. of a-saṃkhyā unlikely.

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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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