Shvetagaja, Śvetagaja, Shveta-gaja: 5 definitions


Shvetagaja 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 Śvetagaja can be transliterated into English as Svetagaja or Shvetagaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvetagaja (श्वेतगज).—

1) a white elephant.

2) the elephant of Indra.

Derivable forms: śvetagajaḥ (श्वेतगजः).

Śvetagaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and gaja (गज). See also (synonyms): śvetadvipa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śvetagaja (श्वेतगज).—m.

(-jaḥ) 1. A white elephant. 2. Airavata, the elephant of Indra. E. śveta white, and gaja an elephant.

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

Śvetagaja (श्वेतगज):—[=śveta-gaja] [from śveta > śvit] m. a wh° elephant or the el° of Indra, [ib.]

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

Śvetagaja (श्वेतगज):—[śveta-gaja] (jaḥ) 1. m. Indra's elephant.

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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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