Shighracetana, Śīghracetana, Shighra-cetana, Śīghracetanā: 3 definitions
Shighracetana 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 terms Śīghracetana and Śīghracetanā can be transliterated into English as Sighracetana or Shighracetana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shighrachetana.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śīghracetana (शीघ्रचेतन).—a dog (being sagacious); बह्वाशी स्वल्पसंतुष्टः सुनिद्रः शीघ्रचेतनः (bahvāśī svalpasaṃtuṣṭaḥ sunidraḥ śīghracetanaḥ) Chāṇakyanīti.
Derivable forms: śīghracetanaḥ (शीघ्रचेतनः).
Śīghracetana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śīghra and cetana (चेतन).
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Śīghracetanā (शीघ्रचेतना).—f. Name of the medicinal herb (atibalā).
Śīghracetanā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śīghra and cetanā (चेतना).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) A dog. E. śīghra quickly, cetana thinking, knowing.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śīghracetana (शीघ्रचेतन):—[=śīghra-cetana] [from śīghra] mfn. having quick intellect, very sagacious (as a dog), [Cāṇakya]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a dog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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