Astravidya, Astravidyā, Astra-vidya: 4 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Astravidyā (अस्त्रविद्या).—the art of science of throwing missiles, military science, science of arms; अस्त्रवेदमधिगम्य तत्त्वतः (astravedamadhigamya tattvataḥ) Kirātārjunīya 13.62, Uttararāmacarita 6.9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dyā) The military science. E. astra and vidyā knowledge.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Astravidyā (अस्त्रविद्या):—[=astra-vidyā] [from astra] f. the military science, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Astravidyā (अस्त्रविद्या):—[astra-vidyā] (dyā) 1. f. Science of arms.
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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