Sprishtaka, Spṛṣṭaka: 4 definitions


Sprishtaka 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 Spṛṣṭaka can be transliterated into English as Sprstaka or Sprishtaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Sprishtaka in Kavya glossary
Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Spṛṣṭaka (स्पृष्टक) refers to a “kind of light embrace”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 6.35.—“nalaspṛṣṭakametya hṛṣṭā”.—Spṛṣṭaka is described as the contact of a man with a woman while passing by her.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sprishtaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Spṛṣṭaka (स्पृष्टक).—A kind of light embrace; नलस्पृष्टकमेत्य हृष्टा (nalaspṛṣṭakametya hṛṣṭā) N.6.35 (yad yoṣitaḥ saṃmukhamāgatāyā anyāpadeśād vrajato narasya | gātreṇa gātraṃ ghaṭate yadetadāliṅganaṃ spṛṣṭakamāhurāryāḥ || Com. by Nārāyaṇa.)

Derivable forms: spṛṣṭakam (स्पृष्टकम्).

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

Spṛṣṭaka (स्पृष्टक):—[from spṛś] n. a kind of embrace, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sprishtaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Spṛṣṭaka (ಸ್ಪೃಷ್ಟಕ):—[noun] (erot.) deriving enjoyment by touching a person of other sex.

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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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