Prashastra, Prāśāstra: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Prāśāstra can be transliterated into English as Prasastra or Prashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāśāstra (प्राशास्त्र).—

1) The office of a Praśāstṛ.

2) Government, rule.

Derivable forms: prāśāstram (प्राशास्त्रम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Praśāstra (प्रशास्त्र):—[=pra-śāstra] [from pra-śās] n. the office of the Praśāstṛ, [Ṛg-veda ii, 2, 1; Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] his Soma vessel, [ib. ii, 36, 6. 1.]

3) Prāśāstra (प्राशास्त्र):—[=prā-śāstra] [from prā] n. the office of Praśāstṛ, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. [gana] udgātr-ādi)

4) [v.s. ...] government, rule, dominion, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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Prashastra in German

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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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