Shreshthin, Śreṣṭhin: 14 definitions


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Shreshthin has 13 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Śreṣṭhin can be transliterated into English as Sresthin or Shreshthin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Śreṣṭhin (श्रेष्ठिन्):—(von śreṣṭha) m.

1) ein Mann von Ansehen [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 3, 30.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Brāhmaṇa 28, 6.] [Kauṣītakyupaniṣad 4, 20.] —

2) das Haupt einer Innung, - Zunft, Gildemeister [Jaṭādhara im Śabdakalpadruma] śreṣṭhipūrvāstu śreṇayaḥ [Harivaṃśa 10985.] śreṣṭhicatvara [Mṛcchakaṭikā 61, 17.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 29, 10. 33, 25. 86, 34.] [Sāhityadarpana 173, 3.] [Spr. (II) 2206. 3700.] [Pañcatantra 8, 20. 100, 1] (śreṣṭhi zu lesen). [Oxforder Handschriften 155,a,17.] [Vetālapañcaviṃśati] in [Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 17,10. 18,18.] [ŚUK. ebend. 32,11. 37,2.] [Hiouen-Thsang 1,474.] [morgenländischen Gesellschaft 14,569,5.] keśava als Nomen proprium [573, 3.] śreṣṭhin (śreṣṭī die Hdschr.) als Jātaka Śākyamuni’s [VYĀḌI] beim Schol. zu [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 233.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 8] (śreṣṭhījātaka). [101.] — Vgl. kula .

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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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