Shastrakrit, aka: Śāstrakṛt, Shastra-krit; 3 Definition(s)

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Shastrakrit 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 Śāstrakṛt can be transliterated into English as Sastrakrt or Shastrakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Shastrakrit in Vyakarana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śāstrakṛt (शास्त्रकृत्).—The originator or the founder of a Sastra or system of particular thoughts. The word was used by ancient grammarians for Panini, the founder of the great system of grammar, or of grammar in general; cf. व्यत्ययमिच्छति शास्त्रकृदेषां सोपि च सिध्यति बाहुलकेन (vyatyayamicchati śāstrakṛdeṣāṃ sopi ca sidhyati bāhulakena) M.Bh. on P. III. 1. 85

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Shastrakrit in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śāstrakṛt (शास्त्रकृत्).—m.

1) the author of a Śāstra or sacred book.

2) an author in general.

3) a sage, saint.

Śāstrakṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāstra and kṛt (कृत्). See also (synonyms): śāstrakāra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāstrakṛt (शास्त्रकृत्).—m. (-kṛt) 1. A Rishi, a holy personage of divine character. 2. An author in general. E. śāstra a Shastra or scripture, &c., and kṛt the author; the principal compositions in Hindu religion, law, and literature, being attributed to sanctified and superhuman personages.

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