Shanais, Śanais, Shanaish: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śanais can be transliterated into English as Sanais or Shanais, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śanais (शनैस्).—ind.

1) Slowly, gently, quielty.

2) Gradually, by degrees, little by little; धर्मं संचिनुयाच्छनैः (dharmaṃ saṃcinuyācchanaiḥ); Ku.3.59; Ms.3.217.

3) Successively, in due order; विषयाणां ग्रहीतॄणि शनैः पञ्चेन्द्रियाणि च (viṣayāṇāṃ grahītṝṇi śanaiḥ pañcendriyāṇi ca) Ms.1.15.

4) Mildly, softly.

5) Tardily, sluggishly.

6) Independently. (śanaiḥ śanaiḥ slowly, by slow degrees).

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

Śanais (शनैस्).—Ind. 1. Slowly, tardily. 2. Independently, at will. 3. Softly. 4. Little by little. 5. In order. E. śaṇ to give, to produce,) aff. aisa and the consonant changed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śanais (शनैस्).— (probably for śamnais, instr. pl. of an old ptcple. pf. pass. of śam), adv. (properly ‘With intervals of quiet’). 1. Hesitating, slowly, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 71, 18; stealthily, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 56. 2. Mildly, Chr. 32, 27. 3. Successively, by little and little, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 470; at will, independently. 4. Doubled, śanaiḥ- śanais, adv. By little and little, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 233; successively, [Pañcatantra] 212, 1; step by step, 35, 8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śanais (शनैस्).—([instrumental] [adverb]) = śanakais; often repeated, compar. śanaistarām.

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Śanais (शनैस्).—([instrumental] [adverb]) = śanakais; often repeated, compar. śanaistarām.

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

1) Śanaiś (शनैश्):—[from śana] in [compound] for śanais.

2) Śanais (शनैस्):—[from śana] śanais ([Ṛg-veda]) or śanais ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]) ind. (originally [instrumental case] [plural] of śana q.v.; cf. uccais, nīcais) quietly, softly, gently, gradually, alternately, [Ṛg-veda]; 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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