Vakroshthi, Vakroṣṭhi: 2 definitions


Vakroshthi 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 Vakroṣṭhi can be transliterated into English as Vakrosthi or Vakroshthi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vakroṣṭhi (वक्रोष्ठि).—f.,

-vakroṣṭhikā A gentle smile.

Derivable forms: vakroṣṭhiḥ (वक्रोष्ठिः).

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

Vakroṣṭhi (वक्रोष्ठि):—[=vakr-oṣṭhi] [from vakra > vaṅk] f. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a slight smile, one in which the lips are drawn on one side without the teeth being shown.

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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. 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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