Saptashva, aka: Saptāśva, Saptan-ashva; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Saptashva 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 Saptāśva can be transliterated into English as Saptasva or Saptashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Saptāśva (सप्ताश्व).—A sage of the Raivata epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 20.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Saptāśva (सप्ताश्व).—the sun; नप्ता सप्ताश्वसंनिभः (naptā saptāśvasaṃnibhaḥ) Śiva B. 25.45. °वाहनः (vāhanaḥ) the sun.

Derivable forms: saptāśvaḥ (सप्ताश्वः).

Saptāśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and aśva (अश्व).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saptāśva (सप्ताश्व).—m.

(-śvaḥ) The sun. E. sapta seven, and aśva a horse.

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