Sprashtavya, aka: Spraṣṭavya; 2 Definition(s)


Sprashtavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Spraṣṭavya can be transliterated into English as Sprastavya or Sprashtavya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Sprashtavya in Buddhism glossaries]

Spraṣṭavya (स्प्रष्टव्य) refers to the “eleven tangibles” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 38):

  1. pṛthvī (solid),
  2. āpas (fluid),
  3. tejas (fiery),
  4. vāyu (windy),
  5. ślakṣṇatva (smooth),
  6. karkaśatva (rough),
  7. laghutva (light),
  8. gurutva (heavy),
  9. śīta (cool),
  10. jighatsā (hunger),
  11. pipāsā (thirst).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., spraṣṭavya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Sprashtavya in Sanskrit glossaries]

Spraṣṭavya (स्प्रष्टव्य).—Touch, feeling.

Derivable forms: spraṣṭavyam (स्प्रष्टव्यम्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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