Shayyasana, Śayyāsana: 1 definition


Shayyasana 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 Śayyāsana can be transliterated into English as Sayyasana or Shayyasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Shayyasana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śayyāsana (शय्यासन):—[from śayyā > śaya] n. [dual number] (sayyās) a couch and a seat, [Manu-smṛti ii, 119] (-stha mfn. occupying a couch or seat, [ib.])

2) [=śayyā-sana] [from śayyāsana > śayyā > śaya] lying and sitting (-bhoga m. enjoyment of l° and s°, [Nalopākhyāna]; cf. śayanāsana-sevana).

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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 (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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