Vishvasaghataka, Viśvāsaghātaka, Vishvasa-ghataka: 5 definitions


Vishvasaghataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Viśvāsaghātaka can be transliterated into English as Visvasaghataka or Vishvasaghataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viśvāsaghātaka (विश्वासघातक) [or विश्वासघातकी, viśvāsaghātakī].—a (S) That destroys or abuses confidence. Pr. viśvāsaghātakī āṇi mahāpātakī.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvāsaghātaka (विश्वासघातक).—m. a treacherous fellow, traitor.

Derivable forms: viśvāsaghātakaḥ (विश्वासघातकः).

Viśvāsaghātaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśvāsa and ghātaka (घातक). See also (synonyms): viśvāsaghātin.

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

Viśvāsaghātaka (विश्वासघातक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A traitor, one who betrays confidence. E. viśvāsa, and ghātaka who destroys; also viśvāsaghātin .

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

Viśvāsaghātaka (विश्वासघातक):—[=vi-śvāsa-ghātaka] [from vi-śvāsa > vi-śvas] mfn. one who destroys c°, a traitor, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

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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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