Shabdalakshana, aka: Śabdalakṣaṇa, Shabda-lakshana; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śabdalakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Sabdalaksana or Shabdalakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Shabdalakshana in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śabdalakṣaṇa (शब्दलक्षण).—From śabda came sparśa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 50-1.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Shabdalakshana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śabdalakṣaṇa (शब्दलक्षण).—a. what is determined by the sacred word; इह शब्दलक्षणे कर्मणि यथाशब्दार्थं प्रवृत्तिः (iha śabdalakṣaṇe karmaṇi yathāśabdārthaṃ pravṛttiḥ) ŚB. on Ms.11.1.26.

Śabdalakṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śabda and lakṣaṇa (लक्षण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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