Raktajihva, aka: Rakta-jihva; 4 Definition(s)
Raktajihva means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Raktajihva (रक्तजिह्व) or Raktajihvatā refers to “a red-coloured tongue” and represents the fifty-second of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., rakta-jihva). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Raktajihva (रक्तजिह्व) refers to “red tongue” and represents the fiftieth of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Raktajihva is known as ‘ljags dmar ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī
Languages of India and abroad
Raktajihva (रक्तजिह्व).—a lion.
Derivable forms: raktajihvaḥ (रक्तजिह्वः).
Raktajihva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and jihva (जिह्व).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-hvaḥ) A lion. E. rakta red, and jihvā the tongue.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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