Navadhatu, Navadhātu, Navan-dhatu: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Navadhatu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navadhātu (नवधातु).—m. Nine metals; हेमतारारनागाश्च ताम्ररङ्गे च तीक्ष्णकम् । कांस्यकं कान्तलोहं च धातवो नव कीर्तिताः (hematārāranāgāśca tāmraraṅge ca tīkṣṇakam | kāṃsyakaṃ kāntalohaṃ ca dhātavo nava kīrtitāḥ) ||,

Navadhātu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms navan and dhātu (धातु).

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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 (even English!). 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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