Vamsagata, Vaṃsāgata, Vamshagata, Vaṃśāgata, Vamsha-agata: 2 definitions


Vamsagata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Vaṃśāgata can be transliterated into English as Vamsagata or Vamshagata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaṃsāgata : ((vaṃsa + āgata), adj.) come down from father to son.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vamsagata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṃśāgata (वंशागत).—a. inherited.

Vaṃśāgata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaṃśa and āgata (आगत).

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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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