Shvaitya, Śvaitya: 4 definitions
Shvaitya 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 Śvaitya can be transliterated into English as Svaitya or Shvaitya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) White leprosy.
Derivable forms: śvaityam (श्वैत्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tyaṃ) 1. Whiteness. 2. Vitiligo. E. śvita or śveta, and ṣyañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvaitya (श्वैत्य).—[neuter] whiteness.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śvaitya (श्वैत्य):—[from śvit] m. [patronymic] of Sṛñjaya, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] n. whiteness, [Kāvya literature; Vāgbhaṭālaṃkāra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] white leprosy, vitiligo, [Horace H. Wilson]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Ends with: Abhishvaitya.
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