Carpataka, Carpaṭaka: 1 definition
Carpataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Charpataka.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Carpaṭaka (चर्पटक).—nt. (possibly compare AMg. cappaḍaga, according to [Paia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo] = kāṣṭha-yantra-viśeṣa ?), peg (or rack? so the Chin. is interpreted; Tibetan and Japanese wooden peg) for hanging clothes: Mahāvyutpatti 9037 = Tibetan gdaṅ bu.
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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