Arthashastra, Arthaśāstra, Artha-shastra: 17 definitions



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Arthashastra has 15 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Arthaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Arthasastra or Arthashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Arthshastra.

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[«previous next»] — Arthashastra in Sanskrit glossary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Arthaśāstra (अर्थशास्त्र):—(a + śā) m. ein dem Nützlichen, dem praktischen Leben gewidmetes Lehrbuch [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 5, 5.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 284.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 13, 14. 22, 7.] [Akademische Vorlesungen 239.]

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Arthaśāstra (अर्थशास्त्र):—[Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 280.] [Mahābhārata 1, 646.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 1, 82.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Arthaśāstra (अर्थशास्त्र):—n. ein das praktische Leben — , die Politik behandelndes Lehrbuch [210,1,14.] [Indische studien von Weber 10,165.]

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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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