Sahasradamshtra, Sahasradaṃṣṭra, Sahasra-danshtra, Sahasra-damshtra: 6 definitions



Sahasradamshtra 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 Sahasradaṃṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Sahasradamstra or Sahasradamshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Sahasradaṃṣṭra (सहस्रदंष्ट्र)—Sanskrit word for a fish (lit: “thousand-toothed”), bāchchā, “catfish”; “mahāpāṭhīna” (cf. Hora, comm. of Kṣīrasvāmin on Amarakośa). This animal is from the group called Nādeya-matsya (‘fresh water fish’). Nādeya-matsya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sahasradamshtra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sahasradaṃṣṭra (सहस्रदंष्ट्र).—a kind of fish.

Derivable forms: sahasradaṃṣṭraḥ (सहस्रदंष्ट्रः).

Sahasradaṃṣṭra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र).

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

Sahasradaṃṣṭra (सहस्रदंष्ट्र).—m.

(-ṣṭraḥ) A sort of sheat fish, (Silurus pelorius, Buch.) E. sahasra a thousand, daṃṣṭra tooth. “pāṭhīna matsye” .

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

1) Sahasradaṃṣṭra (सहस्रदंष्ट्र):—[=sahasra-daṃṣṭra] [from sahasra] mfn. th°-toothed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = next, [Suśruta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sahasradaṃṣṭra (सहस्रदंष्ट्र):—[sahasra-daṃṣṭra] (ṣṭraḥ) 1. m. A sort of sheat fish, Silurus pelorius.

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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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