Shreyahkara, Śreyaḥkara, Shreyas-kara: 2 definitions

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Shreyahkara 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 Śreyaḥkara can be transliterated into English as Sreyahkara or Shreyahkara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Shreyahkara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śreyaḥkara (श्रेयःकर).—a.

1) promoting happiness, favourable; किंचिच्छ्रेयस्करतरं कर्मोक्तं पुरुषं प्रति (kiṃcicchreyaskarataraṃ karmoktaṃ puruṣaṃ prati) Ms.12. 84.

2) propitious, auspicious.

Śreyaḥkara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śreyas and kara (कर).

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

1) Śreyaḥkara (श्रेयःकर):—[=śreyas-kara] [from śreyas] mf(ī)n. (śreyas-) making better or superior, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] causing or securing fortune, conducive to happiness or prosperity, salutary, wholesome, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] 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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