Svakarmastha, Sva-karmastha: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svakarmastha (स्वकर्मस्थ).—a. minding one's own duty; अधीयीरंस्त्रयो वर्णाः स्वकर्मस्था द्विजातयः (adhīyīraṃstrayo varṇāḥ svakarmasthā dvijātayaḥ) Manusmṛti 1.1.

Svakarmastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sva and karmastha (कर्मस्थ).

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

Svakarmastha (स्वकर्मस्थ).—[adjective] doing one’s duty.

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

Svakarmastha (स्वकर्मस्थ):—[=sva-karma-stha] [from sva-karman > sva] mfn. minding o°’s own business or duty, [Manu-smṛti x, 1.]

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

Svakarmastha (स्वकर्मस्थ):—[sva-karma-stha] (sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) a. Minding one’s own work.

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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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