Sarpasattrin, Sarpa-sattrin: 1 definition



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

Sarpasattrin (सर्पसत्त्रिन्):—[=sarpa-sattrin] [from sarpa] m. ‘performer of a sn°-sacrifice’, Name of king Janam-ejaya (a legend relates that to revenge the death of his father, who was killed by a sn°-bite, he employed Mantras to compel the whole serpent-race to be present at a sacrifice, where all except a few chief snakes were destroyed), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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