Janghakashyapa, Jaṅghākāśyapa, Jangha-kashyapa: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Jaṅghākāśyapa can be transliterated into English as Janghakasyapa or Janghakashyapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jaṅghākāśyapa (जङ्घाकाश्यप).—name of a monk: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.204.18 ff.; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa). 76.3. Neither the name, nor the story told of him, seems to be associated with any of the Pali Kassapas.

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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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