Sarpana, Sarpaṇa, Sharpana: 5 definitions


Sarpana 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpaṇa (सर्पण).—[sṛp-lyuṭ]

1) Creeping, gliding; इदं मे महदाश्चर्यं पर्वतस्येव सर्पणम् (idaṃ me mahadāścaryaṃ parvatasyeva sarpaṇam) Mb.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: 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]

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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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