Shreyams, Śreyaṃs: 3 definitions


Shreyams 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 Śreyaṃs can be transliterated into English as Sreyams or Shreyams, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śreyaṃs (श्रेयंस्).—akin to śrī, I. Comparat. of praśasya (see śaṃs). 1. Better, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 3. 2. Best, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 55; excellent, most beloved, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 34. acc. n. yas, adv. Well, most excellent; with na, Rather

— than, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 48, 16. Ii. f. yasi, The name of several plants. Iii. n. yas. 1. Prosperity, [Pañcatantra] 182, 1; fortune, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 68, 7 (pl.); happiness, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 344; [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 49 (pl.). 2. Final happiness. 3. Virtue. 4. An act leading to the chief temporal good, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 223, 224.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śreyaṃs (श्रेयंस्).—(compar.) fairer, more beautiful or excellent, better than (na, [especially] śreyas—na better or rather-than); distinguished, excellent; dear, beloved; auspicious, fortunate. [neuter] the better or good, i.e. (greater) welfare or prosperity.

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Shreyams in German

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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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