Jalashayin, Jalaśāyin, Jala-shayin: 3 definitions

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Jalashayin 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 Jalaśāyin can be transliterated into English as Jalasayin or Jalashayin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalaśāyin (जलशायिन्).—m. an epithet of Viṣṇu;

Jalaśāyin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and śāyin (शायिन्). See also (synonyms): jalaśaya, jalaśayana.

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

Jalaśāyin (जलशायिन्).—m. (-yī) Vishnu. E. jala, and śāyin who sleeps: see the preceding. jale samudrajale śete śī-ṇini . nārāyaṇe .

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Jalāśāyin (जलाशायिन्).—mfn. (-yī-yinī-yi) Lying or sleeping in water as a penance. E. jala, and śī to sleep or lie, with āṅ prefixed, and ṇini aff.

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

1) Jalaśāyin (जलशायिन्):—[=jala-śāyin] [from jala] mfn. lying in water, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 43, 14]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = -śaya

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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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