Ashtaputra, aka: Aṣṭaputrā, Aṣṭaputra, Ashtan-putra; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Aṣṭaputrā and Aṣṭaputra can be transliterated into English as Astaputra or Ashtaputra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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aṣṭaputrā (अष्टपुत्रा).—f A woman that has eight sons. Used gen. as a word of benediction to a married woman. See Ruth iv. 11, 12.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aṣṭaputrā (अष्टपुत्रा).—f A woman that has 8 sons; a word of benediction to a married woman.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Aṣṭaputra (अष्टपुत्र).—a. Having eight sons; अष्टयोनिरदितिरष्ट- पुत्रा (aṣṭayoniraditiraṣṭa- putrā) Av.8.9.21.
Aṣṭaputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and putra (पुत्र).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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