Shauvastika, aka: Śauvastika; 3 Definition(s)

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Shauvastika 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 Śauvastika can be transliterated into English as Sauvastika or Shauvastika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Śauvastika (शौवस्तिक).—a. (- f.) [श्वस्-ठक् तुट् च (śvas-ṭhak tuṭ ca)] Belonging to or lasting till tomorrow, ephemeral; P.IV.3.15.

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Sauvastika (सौवस्तिक).—a. (- f.) Benedictive.

-kaḥ A familypriest or Brāhmaṇa.

-kam = स्वस्त्ययनम् (svastyayanam) q. v.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sauvastika (सौवस्तिक).—nt. (also sovatthika, q.v.; compare Sanskrit Lex. °tika, m., house-priest; to Sanskrit svasti, Pali suvatthi, plus -(i)ka), benediction: °kam Mvy 2749 = Tibetan bde legs brjod pa, speaking welfare.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śauvastika (शौवस्तिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Of or belonging to to-morrow. E. śvastan of to-morrow, ṭhak added, with tuṭ augment.

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Sauvastika (सौवस्तिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Salutatory, benedictory. m.

(-kaḥ) A family Brahman or priest. E. svasti a term of salutation, and ṭhak aff.

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