Ashtama, aka: Aṣṭama, Āṣṭama; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Aṣṭama and Āṣṭama can be transliterated into English as Astama or Ashtama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Aṣṭama (अष्टम).—A term used by ancient grammarians for the vocative case.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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aṣṭama (अष्टम).—a (S -f) Eighth.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṣṭama (अष्टम).—a (-f) Eighth.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭama (अष्टम).—a. (- f.) Eighth; गर्भाष्टमेऽब्दे कुर्वित ब्राह्मणस्योपनायनम् (garbhāṣṭame'bde kurvita brāhmaṇasyopanāyanam) Ms.2.36.

-maḥ The eighth part.

-mī 1 The eighth day in a lunar half month; Ms.4.128; चतुर्दश्यष्टमी चैव अमावास्या च पूर्णिमा । पर्वाण्येतानि राजेन्द्र रवि- संक्रान्तिरेव च (caturdaśyaṣṭamī caiva amāvāsyā ca pūrṇimā | parvāṇyetāni rājendra ravi- saṃkrāntireva ca) ||. Viṣṇu. P.

2) Name of a medical plant (koṭā- latā; Mar. kṣīrakākoḷī).

3) अष्टका (aṣṭakā) Śrāddha; अष्टमी यज्ञपरता चातुर्मास्यनिषेवणम् (aṣṭamī yajñaparatā cāturmāsyaniṣevaṇam) Mb.13.142.15. [cf. L. octavus; Zend. astemo.]

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Āṣṭama (आष्टम).—[aṣṭamo bhāgaḥ, aṣṭama-ña] The 8th part; P.V.3.5-1.

Derivable forms: āṣṭamaḥ (आष्टमः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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