Astakaruna, aka: Astakaruṇa, Asta-karuna; 1 Definition(s)


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Astakaruṇa (अस्तकरुण).—a. merciless; हा धिक्कष्टमनिष्टमस्तकरुणः कोऽयं विधेः प्रक्रमः (hā dhikkaṣṭamaniṣṭamastakaruṇaḥ ko'yaṃ vidheḥ prakramaḥ) Māl.5. 24.

Astakaruṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asta and karuṇa (करुण).

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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