Shalyashastra, Śalyaśāstra, Shalya-shastra: 5 definitions
Shalyashastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śalyaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Salyasastra or Shalyashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śalyaśāstra (शल्यशास्त्र).—n S That department of Surgery which treats of the extraction from the body of extraneous substances.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śalyaśāstra (शल्यशास्त्र).—extraction of thorns or splinters, or that part of surgery which relates to the extraction of extraneous matter from the body.
Derivable forms: śalyaśāstram (शल्यशास्त्रम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-straṃ) That part of Surgery which treats of the extraction of extraneous substances lodged in the body. E. śalya, śāstra science.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śalyaśāstra (शल्यशास्त्र):—[=śalya-śāstra] [from śalya > śal] n. ‘splinter (-extraction) science’, Name of a part of surgery and [chapter] of medical works (cf. āyur-veda).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śalyaśāstra (शल्यशास्त्र):—[śalya-śāstra] (straṃ) 1. n. The art of extracting.
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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