Svanga, Svaṅga, Svānga, Su-anga: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Svānga (स्वान्ग).—One's own limb, as contrasted with that of another person; cf. स्वाङ्गकर्मकाच्चेति वक्तव्यम् । स्वान्गे चेह न पारि-भाषिकं गृह्यते । किं तर्हि स्वमन्गं स्वान्गम् । (svāṅgakarmakācceti vaktavyam | svānge ceha na pāri-bhāṣikaṃ gṛhyate | kiṃ tarhi svamangaṃ svāngam |) Kas, on P.I. 3.28;

2) Svānga.—Forming a part, a portion; cf. स्वान्गाच्चोपसर्जनादसंयोगो-पधात् । किं स्वान्गं नाम । अद्रवं मूर्तिमत्स्वान्गे प्राणिस्थमविकारजम् । अतत्स्थं तत्र दृष्ठे च तस्य चेत्तत्तथा युतम्॥ अप्राणीनोपि स्वान्गम् (svāngāccopasarjanādasaṃyogo-padhāt | kiṃ svāngaṃ nāma | adravaṃ mūrtimatsvānge prāṇisthamavikārajam | atatsthaṃ tatra dṛṣṭhe ca tasya cettattathā yutam|| aprāṇīnopi svāngam)) M.Bh on P. IV.1.54.

context information

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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Svāṅga (स्वाङ्ग) refers to a “particular part of one’s own body”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] If [someone] touches [a particular part of] his body (svāṅga) and [the site] is quickly dug to a depth up to that [particular part of the body] according to the rules, then there is the [extraneous thing corresponding to the omen]. [With regard to bodily sensations,] various omens of extraneous things [beneath the site] are taught. In this [short section], however, [the explanation is] just abridged. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svaṅga (स्वङ्ग).—An embrace.

Derivable forms: svaṅgaḥ (स्वङ्गः).

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Svaṅga (स्वङ्ग).—a. well-shaped, handsome, lovely.

Svaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Svaṅga (स्वङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) Handsome and well-shaped. m.

(-ṅgaḥ) An embrace. E. su excellent, aṅga body.

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

Svaṅga (स्वङ्ग).—[adjective] fair-limbed.

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Svāṅga (स्वाङ्ग).—[neuter] one’s own body.

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

1) Svāṅga (स्वाङ्ग):—[from sva] n. a limb of o°’s own body, o°’s own b°, limb or body in the strict (not metaphorical) sense, [Kāvya literature; Yoga-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a proper Name [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Svaṅga (स्वङ्ग):—[=sv-aṅga] a mfn. having a beautiful body, well-shaped, fair-limbed, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] n. a good or handsome limb, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [from svañj] b See pari-ṣv.

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

Svaṅga (स्वङ्ग):—[(ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) a.] Handsome.

[Sanskrit to German]

Svanga in German

context information

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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