Shashtihayana, Ṣaṣṭihāyana, Shashti-hayana: 6 definitions
Shashtihayana 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 Ṣaṣṭihāyana can be transliterated into English as Sastihayana or Shashtihayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an elephant (sixty years old).
2) a kind of rice.
Derivable forms: ṣaṣṭihāyanaḥ (षष्टिहायनः).
Ṣaṣṭihāyana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṣaṣṭi and hāyana (हायन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) 1. An elephant sixty years old. 2. A kind of rice. E. ṣaṣṭi, hāyana a year.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṣaṣṭihāyana (षष्टिहायन).—I. adj. sixty years old, [Hiḍimbavadha] 4, 23. Ii. m. an elephant.
Ṣaṣṭihāyana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṣaṣṭi and hāyana (हायन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṣaṣṭihāyana (षष्टिहायन).—[adjective] the same.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ṣaṣṭihāyana (षष्टिहायन):—[=ṣaṣṭi-hāyana] [from ṣaṣṭi > ṣaṣ] m. a period of 60 years or the 60th year (from birth etc.), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. 60 years old (as an elephant), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a kind of grain or corn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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