Manthashaila, aka: Manthaśaila, Mantha-shaila; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Manthaśaila can be transliterated into English as Manthasaila or Manthashaila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Manthaśaila (मन्थशैल).—the Mandara mountain (used as a churning-stick); मन्थाद्रिभ्रमणभ्रमं हृदि हरिद्दन्तावलाः पेदिरे (manthādribhramaṇabhramaṃ hṛdi hariddantāvalāḥ pedire) Bv.1.55.
Derivable forms: manthaśailaḥ (मन्थशैलः).
Manthaśaila is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantha and śaila (शैल). See also (synonyms): manthācala, manthādri, manthagiri, manthaparvata.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-laḥ) The mountain Mandara. E. mantha a churning-stick, and śaila a mountain, being so employed in churning the ocean.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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