Shakhantika, Śākhāntika: 1 definition
Shakhantika 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.
The Sanskrit term Śākhāntika can be transliterated into English as Sakhantika or Shakhantika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śākhāntika (शाखान्तिक).—adj., enclosed in branches: Mv ii.254.2, of a fowler stalking birds, see s.v. saṃpariveṭhita. But the use of -antika seems strange; read śākuntika?
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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