Astamana, aka: Astamāna, Ashtamana, Aṣṭamāna, Ashtan-mana; 3 Definition(s)

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Astamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Aṣṭamāna can be transliterated into English as Astamana or Ashtamana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Astamana in Marathi glossaries]

astamāna (अस्तमान).—a (S) astamita a S Set--a heavenly body.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

astamāna (अस्तमान).—n The setting. a Set (a heavenly body).

(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

[Astamana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Astamana (अस्तमन).—Setting (of the Sun); रवेस्तमिस्रागमनिर्गमांस्ते तथोदयं चास्तमन च वीराः (ravestamisrāgamanirgamāṃste tathodayaṃ cāstamana ca vīrāḥ) Mb.3.164.1.

Derivable forms: astamanam (अस्तमनम्).

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Aṣṭamāna (अष्टमान).—one kuḍava.

Derivable forms: aṣṭamānam (अष्टमानम्).

Aṣṭamāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and māna (मान).

(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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