Shravaka, Śrāvaka: 24 definitions


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Shravaka has 23 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Śrāvaka can be transliterated into English as Sravaka or Shravaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Śravaka (श्रवक):—nom. ag. v. l. für sravaka [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 41.]

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Śrāvaka (श्रावक):—(von 1. śru) m.

1) nom. ag. Zuhörer, Schüler [MĀLATĪM. 174, 4.] (vyāsaḥ) ṛgvedaśrāvakaṃ pailaṃ jagrāha vidhivaddvijam . yajurvedapravaktāraṃ vaiśaṃpāyanameva ca .. jaiminiṃ sāmavedārthaśrāvakaṃ so nvavadyata . [Oxforder Handschriften 54,b,4. 5.] unter den acht sthānāni ṛgvedasya [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 251.] —

2) ein Zuhörer oder Schüler Buddha's oder Jina's, ein buddhistischer oder Jaina-Laie [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 12.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 244,] [Scholiast] [BURNOUF,] [?Intr. 79. 296. fgg. 438. Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 52. 292. WASSILYEW 8 u.s.w. Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 6, 17. 295, 9.] Vie de [Hiouen-Thsang 65.] [Pañcatantra 236, 19. fgg.] — [Colebrooke 2, 195.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 278. 284. 303. fg. 317. 324. 342. fg.] [Śatruṃjayamāhātmya 14, 317.] pati [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1364.] vrata Titel einer Jaina-Schrift [Oxforder Handschriften 379,a, No. 390.] śrāvakārādhana desgl. [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 282.] f. śrāvikā [Śatruṃjayamāhātmya 14, 317.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 304.] —

3) Krähe [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 5, 19.] —

4) ein weit hörbarer Ton [Śiśupālavadha 11, 1.] — Vgl. mahā, vṛddha.

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Sravaka (स्रवक):—(wie eben) nom. ag. [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 41.]

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Srāvaka (स्रावक):—(vom caus. von sru) n. Pfeffer [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma]

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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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