Shreshthata, Śreṣṭhatā: 6 definitions
Shreshthata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Shreshthata has 5 English definitions available.
The Sanskrit term Śreṣṭhatā can be transliterated into English as Sresthata or Shreshthata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Śreṣṭhatā (श्रेष्ठता):—(wie eben) f. Vorrang, erste Stelle, Vortrefflichkeit [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 2, 15. 3, 13. 21. 4, 22. 25.] uttamānuttamāṃgacchaṃhīnāṃśca varjayan . brāhmaṇaḥ śreṣṭhatāmeti pratyavāyena śūdratām .. [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 245.] [KĀM. NĪTIS. 14, 67.] sarvabhūteṣu [Mahābhārata 13, 1894.] buddhirhīyate, madhyatāṃ yāti, śreṣṭhatāṃ yāti [Spr. (II) 4473.]
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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