Narmasaciva, aka: Narman-saciva; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Narmasachiva.

India history and geogprahy

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Narma-saciva.—(EI 13), minister of amusement. Note: narma-saciva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Narmasaciva (नर्मसचिव).—m. 'a pleasure-companion', an associate of the amusements of a prince or a man of rank; न नर्मसचिवैः सार्धं किञ्चिदप्य- प्रियं वदेत् (na narmasacivaiḥ sārdhaṃ kiñcidapya- priyaṃ vadet) Kām. इदं त्वैदंपर्यं यदुत नृपतेर्नर्मसचिवः सुतादाना- न्मित्रं भवतु (idaṃ tvaidaṃparyaṃ yaduta nṛpaternarmasacivaḥ sutādānā- nmitraṃ bhavatu) Māl.2.7; तां याचते नरपतेर्नर्मसुहृन्नन्दनो नृपमुखेन (tāṃ yācate narapaternarmasuhṛnnandano nṛpamukhena) 1.11; Śi.1.59.

Derivable forms: narmasacivaḥ (नर्मसचिवः).

Narmasaciva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms narman and saciva (सचिव). See also (synonyms): narmasuhṛd.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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