Okasta: 1 definition


Okasta 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Okasta (ओकस्त).—taken by Senart i note p. 556 as ppp. of ava with root kas (see [Boehtlingk and Roth]), gone down, descended. I cannot improve on this suggestion, altho no form of this [compound] has been recorded elsewhere. Usually with acc. or loc. of that to (sometimes into) which the subject has gone down, the pple. °to or °tā being a periphrasis for a past tense: to the sea, in order to embark, Mahāvastu i.245.4; to a river, ii.212.15 (to draw water); iii.313.8; to a pool, ii.450.2 (by a staircase, sopānena), 15; iii.24.19; 29.16; from the Himalayan region into another country Mahāvastu i.232.3 (text uncertain), 12; to the bazaar-street iii.35.17; 37.3; from a wagon iii.39.16; a nāga enters into the Buddha's alms- bowl, iii.429.3. Not found outside of Mahāvastu.

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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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