Prishtahayana, Pṛṣṭahāyana: 3 definitions
Prishtahayana 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.
The Sanskrit term Pṛṣṭahāyana can be transliterated into English as Prstahayana or Prishtahayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A species of grain.
2) An elephant.
Derivable forms: pṛṣṭahāyanaḥ (पृष्टहायनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) A species of grain. mf.
(-naḥ-nā) An elephant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛṣṭahāyana (पृष्टहायन):—[=pṛṣṭa-hāyana] [from pṛṣṭa] m. an elephant (‘whose years are inquired about’, sc. in buying or selling?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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