Hiranyakosha, aka: Hiraṇyakośa, Hiranya-kosha; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Hiraṇyakośa can be transliterated into English as Hiranyakosa or Hiranyakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Hiraṇyakośa (हिरण्यकोश).—gold and silver (whether wrought or unwrought).

Derivable forms: hiraṇyakośaḥ (हिरण्यकोशः).

Hiraṇyakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and kośa (कोश).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiraṇyakośa (हिरण्यकोश).—m.

(-śaḥ or -ṣaḥ) Gold and silver, (wrought or unwrought.)

Hiraṇyakośa can also be spelled as Hiraṇyakoṣa (हिरण्यकोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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