Astrashastra, aka: Astraśastra, Astraśāstra, Astra-shastra; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Astraśastra and Astraśāstra can be transliterated into English as Astrasastra or Astrashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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astraśastra (अस्त्रशस्त्र).—n (S Charmed weapons and common weapons.) Weapons and arms comprehensively. 2 Freely. Goods and chattels; bag and baggage; all one's kit and traps.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Astraśāstra (अस्त्रशास्त्र).—the art of science of throwing missiles, military science, science of arms; अस्त्रवेदमधिगम्य तत्त्वतः (astravedamadhigamya tattvataḥ) Ki.13.62, U.6.9.
Derivable forms: astraśāstram (अस्त्रशास्त्रम्).
Astraśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms astra and śāstra (शास्त्र). See also (synonyms): astravidyā, astraveda.
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Astraśastra (अस्त्रशस्त्र).—all sorts of weapons.
Derivable forms: astraśastram (अस्त्रशस्त्रम्).
Astraśastra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms astra and śastra (शस्त्र).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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