Shashthanna, Ṣaṣṭhānna, Shashtha-anna: 4 definitions


Shashthanna 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 Ṣaṣṭhānna can be transliterated into English as Sasthanna or Shashthanna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Shashthanna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṣaṣṭhānna (षष्ठान्न).—the sixth meal. °कालः (kālaḥ) taking food once in three days, as an expiatory act; षष्ठान्न- कालता मासं संहिताजप एव वा (ṣaṣṭhānna- kālatā māsaṃ saṃhitājapa eva vā) Manusmṛti 11.2.

Derivable forms: ṣaṣṭhānnam (षष्ठान्नम्).

Ṣaṣṭhānna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṣaṣṭha and anna (अन्न).

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

Ṣaṣṭhānna (षष्ठान्न).—n.

(-nnaṃ) A sixth meal. E. ṣaṣṭha, and anna food.

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

Ṣaṣṭhānna (षष्ठान्न):—[from ṣaṣṭha > ṣaṣ] n. the sixth meal

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

Ṣaṣṭhānna (षष्ठान्न):—[ṣaṣṭhā+nna] (nnaṃ) 1. n. Eating only once in three days.

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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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