Shreshthatama, Śreṣṭhatama: 3 definitions
Shreshthatama 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 Śreṣṭhatama can be transliterated into English as Sresthatama or Shreshthatama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śreṣṭhatama (श्रेष्ठतम).—([superlative] & compar.) fairest or best, fairer or better (than all).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śreṣṭhatama (श्रेष्ठतम):—[=śreṣṭha-tama] [from śreṣṭha > śreyas] mfn. (śreṣṭha-) the very best, most excellent, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) Śreṣṭhatamā (श्रेष्ठतमा):—[=śreṣṭha-tamā] [from śreṣṭha-tama > śreṣṭha > śreyas] f. holy basil, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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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