Shramanya, Śrāmaṇya: 3 definitions


Shramanya 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 Śrāmaṇya can be transliterated into English as Sramanya or Shramanya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Śrāmaṇya (श्रामण्य).—(= Pali sāmañña, in both senses), (1) nt., monkhood: Lalitavistara 88.18 (read śrāmaṇyena bhav° with v.l. in Foucaux, Notes, 113); Mahāvastu iii.331.5, 9; 389.3; Mahāvyutpatti 9128; 9133; Śikṣāsamuccaya 198.5; Kāśyapa Parivarta 127.9; Bodhisattvabhūmi 85.11; 182.25; Udānavarga xi.4, 5; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 3a.1; (2) adj., devoted to monks; regularly with mātṛjña, pitṛjña, and brāhmaṇya; see s.v. māṭṛjña for references.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāmaṇya (श्रामण्य):—[from śram] n. religious austerity or mendicancy, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śrāmaṇya (श्रामण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāmaṇṇa.

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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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