Dvyangulaprajna, Dvyaṅgulaprajñā, Dvyangula-prajna: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Dvyangulaprajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dvyaṅgulaprajñā (द्व्यङ्गुलप्रज्ञा).—adj. f. (= Pali d(u)vaṅgula-paññā), having (only) two-fingers-intelligence, said of women in derogation: °jñāye strīmātrāye tvaṃ nigṛhīto ti Mahāvastu iii.391.19. Acc. to commentary on Therīg. (67.1—5) the word refers to a feminine habit of taking grains of rice between two fingers to see if the rice is cooked enough.

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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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