Ashtanga, Aṣṭāṅga, Ashtan-anga: 18 definitions

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Ashtanga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Ashtanga has 16 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Aṣṭāṅga can be transliterated into English as Astanga or Ashtanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Aṣṭāṅga (अष्टाङ्ग):—1. (aṣṭan + aṅga) n. acht Glieder; von einer recht devoten Verneigung sagt man, dass sie mit acht Gliedern (Hände und Füsse, Knie und Ellenbogen?) vollbracht werde. sāṣṭāṅgaṃ praṇamya [Pañcatantra 33, 12.] sāṣṭāṅgapātaṃ praṇamya [Hitopadeśa 40, 20. 91, 22.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 33, 6. 74, 16.] sāṣṭāṅgaḥ praṇāmaḥ [30, 2.] — kaccidaṣṭāṅgasaṃyuktā caturvidhabalā camūḥ [Mahābhārata 2, 197.] aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya Titel eines med. Werkes [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 929 - 934. 970.]

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Aṣṭāṅga (अष्टाङ्ग):—2. (wie eben) adj. f. ā achtgliedrig, achttheilig: buddhi [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 6,1. 5, 81, 14.] Vgl. medhāṃ cāṣṭaguṇāśrayām [Indralokāgamana 4, 9.] Uebertr.: aṣṭāṅgenaiva sārgeṇa (sc. dharmasya) viśuddhātmā samācaret [Mahābhārata 3, 123] [?(vgl. 121).] cikitsāyāmaṣṭāṅgāyām [2, 224.] āyurvedastathāṣṭāṅgaḥ [442.] aṣṭāṅgārdhya eine achtgliedrige Ehrengabe: āpaḥ kṣīraṃ kuśāgrāṇi dadhi sarpiḥ sataṇḍulāḥ . yavāḥ siddhārthakāścaiva aṣṭāṅgārdhyaḥ pratīrtitaḥ .. iti tantre .. āpaḥ kṣīraṃ kuśāgrāṇi ghṛtaṃ madhu tathā dadhi . raktāni karavīrāṇi tathā raktaṃ ca candanam .. aṣṭāṅga eṣa ardhyo vai bhāvane parikīrtitaḥ .. iti kāśīkhaṇḍam . [Śabdakalpadruma]

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Aṣṭāṅga (अष्टाङ्ग):—1. , daṇḍavat sich zur Erde werfen [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 40.] Vgl. bhūmau praṇāmamaṣṭābhiraṅgaiḥ kuru [Kathāsaritsāgara 98, 69. 99, 15.] Der Titel des am Schluss des Artikels erwähnten Buches lautet vollständig hṛdayasaṃhitā [Oxforder Handschriften 303,a, No. 741. fg.]

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Aṣṭāṅga (अष्टाङ्ग):—2. [Sp. 533, Z. 2] lies mārgeṇa st. sārgeṇa. yogayukti [Oxforder Handschriften.8,a,36.]

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

Aṣṭāṅga (अष्टाङ्ग):—1. am Anf. eines Comp. acht Bestandtheile. eines Heeres [Mahābhārata 2,5,63.] Vgl. aṣṭāṅgaka.

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Aṣṭāṅga (अष्टाङ्ग):—2. Adj. (f. ā) achtgliederig , achttheilig [Mahābhārata 15,5,8.]

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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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