Shavashauca, Śāvāśauca: 4 definitions
Shavashauca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śāvāśauca can be transliterated into English as Savasauca or Shavashauca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shavashaucha.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śāvāśauca (शावाशौच).—n S Impurity contracted through carrying a corpse, or through a death in one's family or tribe.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-caṃ) Impurity from the demise of a relation. E. śāva, and aśauca impurity.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāvāśauca (शावाशौच).—[neuter] impurity on account of a dead body.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāvāśauca (शावाशौच):—[from śāva] n. = śāva 2 n., [Horace H. Wilson]
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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