Shvetashva, Śvetāśva, Shveta-ashva: 4 definitions
Shvetashva 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 Śvetāśva can be transliterated into English as Svetasva or Shvetashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śvetāśva (श्वेताश्व).—One of the four learned Brahman disciples of Śveta.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 117.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śvetāśva (श्वेताश्व).—Name of Arjuna.
Derivable forms: śvetāśvaḥ (श्वेताश्वः).
Śvetāśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and aśva (अश्व).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvetāśva (श्वेताश्व).—1. [masculine] white horse.
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Śvetāśva (श्वेताश्व).—2. [adjective] drawn by white horses (chariot); [masculine] [Epithet] of Arjuna (guider of white horses).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śvetāśva (श्वेताश्व):—[from śveta > śvit] m. a wh° horse, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. yoked with wh° steeds (as a car), [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] m. ‘drawn by wh° st°’, Name of Arjuna, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] of a pupil of Śiva, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 122 n. 3]
5) [v.s. ...] of pupil of Śveta, [Horace H. Wilson] ([varia lectio] śvetāsya)
6) Śvetāśvā (श्वेताश्वा):—[from śvetāśva > śveta > śvit] f. Name of a goddess, [Catalogue(s)]
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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