Silamavati, Sīlamāvatī: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Silamavati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sīlamāvatī (सीलमावती):—f. (applied to the Indus; of doubtful meaning; [according to] to Sāyaṇa ‘rich in plants’ [fr. silanā, ‘a kind of plant of which ropes are made’]; [according to] to others ‘rich in water’), [Ṛg-veda x, 75, 8.]

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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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