Ashtan, Aṣṭan: 4 definitions


Ashtan 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 Aṣṭan can be transliterated into English as Astan or Ashtan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭan (अष्टन्).—num. a. [aśa-vyāptau kanin tuṭ ca Uṇ.1.154.] (nom., acc. aṣṭa-ṣṭau) Eight. It often occurs in comp. as अष्टा (aṣṭā) with numerals and some other nouns; as अष्टादशन्, अष्टाविंशतिः, अष्टापद (aṣṭādaśan, aṣṭāviṃśatiḥ, aṣṭāpada) &c. [cf. L. octo; Gr. okto; Zend astani Pers. hasht.].

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṣṭan (अष्टन्).—mfn. plu. only (aṣṭa or aṣṭau) Eight. E. asū to pervade, kanin Unadi affix, and tud inserted.

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

Aṣṭan (अष्टन्).—[adjective] eight.

context information

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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