Sarpana, Sarpaṇa, Sharpana: 9 definitions

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण).—[sṛp-lyuṭ]

1) Creeping, gliding; इदं मे महदाश्चर्यं पर्वतस्येव सर्पणम् (idaṃ me mahadāścaryaṃ parvatasyeva sarpaṇam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.75.21.

2) Tortuous motion.

3) The flight of an arrow nearly parallel to the ground.

Derivable forms: sarpaṇam (सर्पणम्).

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

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Going, gliding. 2. The slow flight of an arrow nearly parallel to the ground. E. sṛp to go, lyuṭ aff.

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

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण).—i. e. sṛp + ana, n. 1. Gliding, going. 2. The slow flight of an arrow nearly parallel to the ground.

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

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण).—[neuter] crawling, sneaking, slow motion.

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

1) Śarpaṇā (शर्पणा):—f. [gana] madhv-ādi ([Kāśikā-vṛtti])

2) Sarpaṇa (सर्पण):—[from sarpa] n. the act of creeping or gliding, stealing away, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Nirukta, by Yāska; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] (in ritual) moving softly etc., [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] going tortuously, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] the flight of an arrow nearly parallel with the ground, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Gliding along.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarpana 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण):—(nm) creeping, crawling.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sarpaṇa (ಸರ್ಪಣ):—

1) [noun] a crawling along the ground.

2) [noun] a moving in a zig-zag course (as of snakes).

3) [noun] a particular manner of shooting of an arrow, in which it moves parallel to the ground.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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