Ashramanya, Aśrāmaṇya: 1 definition
Ashramanya 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.
The Sanskrit term Aśrāmaṇya can be transliterated into English as Asramanya or Ashramanya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Aśrāmaṇya (अश्रामण्य).—(a-śrāmaṇya), adj. (= Pali asāmañña), not devoted to monks; regularly with amātṛjña, apitṛjña, and abrāhmāṇya, see s.v. amātṛjña for references; in Mahāvyutpatti 2460 °yam, nt., following abrāhmaṇyam, also nt., but just before apitṛjñāḥ, amātṛjñāḥ, m. pl.; perhaps collective, the group of those who are not devoted to monks?
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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