Shastraputa, aka: Śastrapūta, Shastra-puta; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śastrapūta can be transliterated into English as Sastraputa or Shastraputa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Śastrapūta (शस्त्रपूत).—a. 'purified by arms', rendered pure or absolved from guilt by being killed with a weapon on the battle-field; अशस्त्रपूतं निर्व्याजम् (aśastrapūtaṃ nirvyājam) (mahāmāṃsam) Māl.5.12; (see Jagaddhara's explanation of the word); अहमपि तस्य मिथ्याप्रतिज्ञावैलक्ष्यसंपादितमशस्त्रपूतं मरणमुपदशामि (ahamapi tasya mithyāpratijñāvailakṣyasaṃpāditamaśastrapūtaṃ maraṇamupadaśāmi) Ve.2.

Śastrapūta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śastra and pūta (पूत).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śastrapūta (शस्त्रपूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Purified by arms, absolved from guilt by dying in the field of battle. E. śastra, and pūta purified.

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