Ashtadasha, aka: Aṣṭādaśa; 3 Definition(s)


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Aṣṭādaśa.—cf. aṣṭādaśa-jāti-parihāra (IE 8-5); literally, ‘eighteen’; actually, ‘all’ (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXX, p. 115). Cf. Od8iyā aṭhara-gaḍajāta (EI 26). See aṣṭa, ṣaṭtriṃśat, ṣaṭpañcāśat, bāhattara, etc. Note: aṣṭādaśa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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aṣṭādaśa (अष्टादश).—a (S) Eighteen. For aṣṭādaśa dhānya-pu- rāṇa-upapurāṇa &c. See under aṭharā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṣṭādaśa (अष्टादश).—a Eighteen.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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