Jalashayana, Jala-shayana, Jalaśayana: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Jalaśayana can be transliterated into English as Jalasayana or Jalashayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalaśayana (जलशयन).—m. an epithet of Viṣṇu;

Derivable forms: jalaśayanaḥ (जलशयनः).

Jalaśayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and śayana (शयन). See also (synonyms): jalaśaya, jalaśāyin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jalaśayana (जलशयन).—m.

(-naḥ) Vishnu. E. jala water, śī to sleep, affix lyu, see the preceding. jalaṃ śayanam asya . viṣṇau .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jalaśayana (जलशयन):—[=jala-śayana] [from jala] m. ‘reposing on water (id est. on his serpent-couch above the waters, during the 4 months of the periodical rains and during the intervals of the submersion of the world)’, Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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