Sostika: 1 definition


Sostika 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sostika (सोस्तिक).—(nt., = Sanskrit svastika, compare Prakrit satthia; in other mgs., Pali sotthika; § 3.117), the cross-legged posture in sitting: niṣaṇṇa °kena Lalitavistara 241.12 (verse). Despite variants in mss., this is the only true reading, and is supported by Tibetan (skyil mo kruṅ), contrary to Foucaux's statement (Notes p. 156; there is in Tibetan's rendering of this line no equivalent of narendraḥ, which is read in Calcutta (see LV.) and some mss.).

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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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