Virakraya, Vīrakraya, Vira-kraya: 1 definition

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[«previous next»] — Virakraya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vīrakraya (वीरक्रय).—(compare vīra-mūlya, -vikraya), a good price, an excellent bargain: dadyāt paṇyaṃ tataḥ kṣipraṃ °krayeti sa ucyate (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 58.5 (verse); °yeṇa krītvā 291.14, and read so (?) for °ye krītvā 695.10; °ya-krītāṃ, -krītaṃ, 314.14; 706.5; 720.20; on 74.18 see vīra-vikraya.

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Vīrakraya (वीरक्रय) or Vīra-vikraya.—a good bargain (sale): sarvagandhānāṃ °ya-krītānāṃ (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 705.7; in view of this, probably read in 74.18 ādau tāvad vīra-vikrayeṇa (text om. vīra; Lalou, Iconographie 53 n. I would read vīra- krayeṇa, but the two seem to be used interchangeably) sūtrakaṃ krītvā.

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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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