Sarasika, Sarasīka, Sārasikā: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Sārasikā (सारसिका) is the name of a antarasama-catuṣpadi metre (also known as Ardhasama), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—The odd lines [of Sārasikā] contain 3 Sagaṇas (IIS) and a long letter, while the even ones have 3 Bhagaṇas (SII) followed by 2 long letters.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarasika (सरसिक) or Sarasīka (सरसीक).—The Sārasa bird (crane).

Derivable forms: sarasikaḥ (सरसिकः), sarasīkaḥ (सरसीकः).

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Sārasikā (सारसिका).—A female (Indian) crane; कामे कान्ते सारसिकाकाकुरुतेन (kāme kānte sārasikākākurutena) Śiśupālavadha 6.76.

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

Sarasika (सरसिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The Indian crane. E. sarasa a pool, ṭhan aff.

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

1) Sarasika (सरसिक):—[from sara] a m. the Indian crane (also sarasīka; cf. sārasa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) b sarasi-ja etc. See p.1182.

3) Sārasikā (सारसिका):—[from sāras] f. a female Indian crane, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

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

Sarasika (सरसिक):—[sa-rasika] (kaḥ) 1. m. The Indian crane.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarasika in German

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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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