Licchavi, Licchavī: 7 definitions


Licchavi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Licchavi has 6 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Lichchhavi.

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

Licchavi (लिच्छवि):—Nomen proprium eines fürstlichen Geschlechts [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, 138, Nalopākhyāna 1. 820. fg. II, 80. 960.] [Burnouf 530.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa 137. 424.] [Hiouen-Thsang I, 396.] [WILSON, Sel. Works II, 344.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 233 (3). 268 (38).] — Vgl. nicchavi, nicchivi .

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

Licchavi (लिच्छवि):—m. Nomen proprium eines fürstlichen Geschlechts und dessen mythischen Ahnherrn [Indian antiquary (Roth) 9,178.] kula n. [168.173.]

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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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