Attahasya, aka: Aṭṭahāsya, Atta-hasya; 1 Definition(s)


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Aṭṭahāsya (अट्टहास्य).—[karma°] a loud or boisterous laughter, a horse-laugh, cachinnation, usually of Śiva; त्र्यम्बकस्य (tryambakasya) Me.58; गिरिश° (giriśa°) Dk.1.

Derivable forms: aṭṭahāsyam (अट्टहास्यम्).

Aṭṭahāsya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṭṭa and hāsya (हास्य). See also (synonyms): aṭṭahāsa, aṭṭahasita.

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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