Vakroshthika, Vakroṣṭhikā: 3 definitions
Vakroshthika 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 Vakroṣṭhikā can be transliterated into English as Vakrosthika or Vakroshthika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) A gentle smile, one in which the teeth are not shewn. E. vakra crooked, oṣṭha the lip, and kan aff., fem. form; also vakroṣṭiḥ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vakroṣṭhikā (वक्रोष्ठिका).—i. e. vakra -oṣṭha + ka, f. A gentle smile.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vakroṣṭhika (वक्रोष्ठिक):—[=vakr-oṣṭhika] [from vakra > vaṅk] n. ([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.
2) Vakroṣṭhikā (वक्रोष्ठिका):—[=vakr-oṣṭhikā] [from vakra > vaṅk] f. ([Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]) a slight smile, one in which the lips are drawn on one side without the teeth being shown.
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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