Sphotana, Sphōṭana, Sphoṭana: 17 definitions


Sphotana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sfotan.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Sphoṭana (स्फोटन).—Manifestation of the sense of a word by the external sound or dhvani; the same as sphota;

2) Sphoṭana.—Separate or distinct pronunciation of a consonant in a way by breaking it from the conjunct consonants; cf. स्फोटनं नाम पिण्डीभूतस्य संयोगस्य पृथगुश्चरणम् स दोषो वा न वा । (sphoṭanaṃ nāma piṇḍībhūtasya saṃyogasya pṛthaguścaraṇam sa doṣo vā na vā |) V. Pr.IV.165.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन):—Cracking pain

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन) refers to the “one who crushes (Nāgas)”, [as taught by the Bhagavān in the ‘great heart called the Garuḍa-flame’], according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sphoṭana.—(IE 8-5), cf. śira-sphoṭana, ‘breaking somebody's head.’ Note: sphoṭana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sphōṭana (स्फोटन).—n S Breaking, bursting, rending, parting by violence.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sphōṭana (स्फोटन).—n Breaking, bursting, parting by violence.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन).—a. (- f.) [स्फुट्-ल्युट् (sphuṭ-lyuṭ)] Breaking asunder, manifesting, disclosing, making clear.

-naḥ Separated utterance of a close combination of consonants.

-nam 1 Rending, suddenly bursting, splitting, cracking.

2) Winnowing grain.

3) Cracking the finger-joints, snap ping the fingers.

4) The separation of a double consonant.

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

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन).—name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3277; Mahā-Māyūrī 246.26.

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

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Tearing, rending. 2. The act of rending suddenly, splitting, cracking. 3. Fidgetting with the hand, cracking the finger-joints, snapping the fingers, &c. 4. Winnowing grain. 5. The separation of the letters of a double consonant. m.

(-naḥ) Separated utterance of a close combination of consonants. f. (-nī) Adj. Disclosing, making clear. f. (-nī) A gimlet, an anger. E. sphuṭ to open, (as a flower, &c.) causal form, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन).—i. e. sphuṭ + ana, I. n. 1. Breaking, [Pañcatantra] 81, 8; tearing. 2. Fidgeting with the hand, snapping the fingers. Ii. f. , A gimblet, an auger.

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

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन).—[adjective] & [neuter] splitting, breaking.

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

1) Sphoṭana (स्फोटन):—[from sphuṭ] mfn. breaking or splitting asunder, crushing, destroying, removing, [Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘Crusher’, Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) ‘divider’, a kind of vocal sound audible between [particular] conjunct consonants, [Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya]

4) [from sphuṭ] n. the act of breaking or tearing asunder etc., [Āpastamba; Suśruta; Pañcatantra]

5) [v.s. ...] winnowing grain etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] shaking or waving (the arms), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] cracking (the fingers), [Āpastamba]

8) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) the separation of certain conjunct consonants by the insertion of an audible vocal sound (cf. above), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya]

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

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Tearing, fidgetting. f. (ī) Gimblet, auger.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Phoḍaṇa.

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Sphotana in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन) [Also spelled sfotan]:—(nm) explosion, sudden bursting or splitting asunder.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sphōṭana (ಸ್ಫೋಟನ):—

1) [noun] = ಸ್ಫೋಟ - [sphota -] 1.

2) [noun] the act of a flower expanding, blowing fully.

3) [noun] the act of publishing something (as to make it known widely).

4) [noun] a making something clear and free from being misunderstood; clarification.

5) [noun] the act of blowing the chaff from grain by winnowing.

6) [noun] a cracking of fingers.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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