Shrenya, Śreṇya: 2 definitions



Shrenya 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 Śreṇya can be transliterated into English as Srenya or Shrenya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śreṇya (श्रेण्य).—= prec., with Bimbisāra: Mahāvastu iii.437.9, 13, 16; 439.14, 15, 17; 440.2, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13; 442.1, 4; 443.9 (in same line Śreṇiya), 11, 16; 449.6, 10, 13; Divyāvadāna 145.24 ff.; 269.21 (verse); Māgadha-śreṇya 269.19 (prose); 558.9; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.264.7; regularly written Śraiṇya in Bimbasārasūtra (q.v.), 121, line 2 of text et passim.

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

1) Śreṇya (श्रेण्य):—[from śreṇi] m. Name of a king (= śreṇika), [Buddhist literature]

2) [v.s. ...] = bimbi-sāra, ibidem

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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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