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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Astraveda (अस्त्रवेद).—the art of science of throwing missiles, military science, science of arms; अस्त्रवेदमधिगम्य तत्त्वतः (astravedamadhigamya tattvataḥ) Ki.13.62, U.6.9.

Derivable forms: astravedaḥ (अस्त्रवेदः).

Astraveda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms astra and veda (वेद). See also (synonyms): astravidyā, astraśāstra.

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

Astraveda (अस्त्रवेद).—n.

(-daṃ) The science of arms and war. E. astra a weapon, and veda a Veda or scripture.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Astraveda (अस्त्रवेद):—[=astra-veda] [from astra] m. the science of archery, [Dhanaṃjaya-vijaya]

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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 (even English!). 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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