Hiranyashthivin, Hiraṇyaṣṭhīvin, Hiranya-shthivin: 1 definition
Hiranyashthivin 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.
The Sanskrit term Hiraṇyaṣṭhīvin can be transliterated into English as Hiranyasthivin or Hiranyashthivin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Languages of India and abroad
Hiraṇyaṣṭhīvin (हिरण्यष्ठीविन्):—[=hiraṇya-ṣṭhīvin] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] mfn. vomiting gold (said of a bird), [Mahābhārata]
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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