Sahasanka, Sāhasāṅka, Sahasa-anka: 7 definitions

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Introduction:

Sahasanka 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Sāhasāṅka (साहसाङ्क) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—(or Sasāṅka) The name of Vikramāditya or a poet. However in ancient history there are various kings are found who are known as the same name of Vikramāditya. In the Gāthāsaptaśati we found a śloka for Vikramāditya. However, in the Sūktimuktāvalī he is described as a lover of Sanskrit.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sāhasāṅka (साहसाङ्क).—

1) an epithet of king Vikramāditya.

2) of a poet.

3) of a lexicographer.

Derivable forms: sāhasāṅkaḥ (साहसाङ्कः).

Sāhasāṅka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sāhasa and aṅka (अङ्क).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāhasāṅka (साहसाङ्क).—m.

(-ṅkaḥ) 1. A name of Vikramaditya. 2. Name of a poet. 3. An epithet of a lexicographer. E. sāhasa violence, aṅka a mark.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sāhasāṅka (साहसाङ्क) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Śp. p. 77 (mentioned by Rājaśekhara).
—lexicographer. Quoted by Maheśvara Oxf. 188^a, by Keśava Oxf. 189^b, by Rāyamukuṭa, by Raṅganātha Oxf. 135^b, by Bhānujī Oxf. 183^a.

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

1) Sāhasāṅka (साहसाङ्क):—[from sāhasa] m. ‘marked or characterized by daring’, Name of king Vikramāditya, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha]

2) [v.s. ...] of a poet (mentioned by Rāja-śekhara)

3) [v.s. ...] of a lexicographer, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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