Sarpasatrin, Sarpa-satrin: 2 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpasatrin (सर्पसत्रिन्).—m. Name of king Janamejaya; see जनमेजय (janamejaya).

Sarpasatrin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarpa and satrin (सत्रिन्).

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

Sarpasatrin (सर्पसत्रिन्).—m. (-trī) A name of the prince Janamejaya, the son of Parikshit. E. sarpa a snake, and satra a sacrifice, ini aff.; having compelled by Mantras all the snakes to be present at a sacrifice performed for their destruction, in retaliation of the death of his father who was killed by the bite of a snake; all were destroyed on this occasion except a few of the chiefs.

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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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