Sarasvat: 5 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarasvat (सरस्वत्).—a.

1) Having water, watery; सदैव सारस्य सरस्वतामुना (sadaiva sārasya sarasvatāmunā) Rām. ch.2.85.

2) Juicy, succulent.

3) Elegant.

4) Sentimental.

5) Tasty, sapid. -m.

1) The ocean; कार्ष्णिः प्रत्यग्रहीदेकः सरस्वानिव निम्नगाः (kārṣṇiḥ pratyagrahīdekaḥ sarasvāniva nimnagāḥ) Śiśupālavadha 19.1.

2) A lake; आह्लादनामनि सरस्वति सारसाक्षि क्वैतादृशस्तरुरशेष- जनोपकारी (āhlādanāmani sarasvati sārasākṣi kvaitādṛśastaruraśeṣa- janopakārī) Rām. ch.5.58.

3) A male river (nada).

4) A buffalo.

5) Name of Vāyu.

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

Sarasvat (सरस्वत्).—mfn. (-svān-svatī-svat) 1. Juicy, sapid. 2. Elegant. 3. Sentimental. m. (-svān) 1. The ocean. 2. A male river. 3. A buffalo. 4. A lake. f. (-svatī) 1. The wife of Brahma, the goddess of speech and eloquence, the patroness of music and the arts, and the inventress of the Sanskrit language and Devanagari letters. 2. Speech, the faculty or its exercise. 3. A river, the Saraswaty, which rises in the mountains bounding the north-east part of the province of Delhi, whence it runs in a south-westerly direction, and is lost in the sands of the great desart in the country of the Bhatti: according to the Hindus the river only disappears in this place, and continuing its course under ground, joins the Ganges and Jamuna at Allahabad. 4. A river in general. 5. An excellent woman. 6. A cow. 7. The wife of a Muni. 8. A female divinity, peculiar to the Jainas. 9. The moon-plant, (Asclepias acida.) 10. An epithet of Durga. E. saras a lake, and matup poss. aff.; or sa with, rasa flavour, taste, and the same aff.

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

1) Sarasvat (सरस्वत्):—[=saras-vat] [from saras > sara] mfn. (saras-) abounding in or connected with ponds etc., [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] juicy, sapid, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] elegant, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] sentimental, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] finding pleasure or delight in ([locative case]), [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a divinity belonging to the upper region (considered as offspring of the water and plants, as guardian of the waters and bestower of fertility), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a male deity corresponding to Sarasvatī, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] the sea, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

9) [v.s. ...] a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a river (= sarasatī), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] a buffalo, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Sarasvat (सरस्वत्):—[(svān-svatī-svat)] 1. m. The ocean; a river; a buffalo. f. (ī) The goddess of speech; speech; a river; moon plant. a. Juicy; elegant; sentimental.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarasvat in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) pertaining to Saraswati:—the goddess of learning/the invisible river (so-named); (nm) ancient name for the tract of land lying on the bank of river Saraswati:..—sarasvat (सारस्वत) is alternatively transliterated as Sārasvata.

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