Shvetaketu, Śvetaketu, Shveta-ketu: 12 definitions


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Shvetaketu has 11 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Śvetaketu can be transliterated into English as Svetaketu or Shvetaketu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Shvetaketu in Sanskrit glossary

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

Śvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु):—m. Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer: Auddālaki [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 3, 4, 3, 13. 4, 2, 5, 14.] [Mahābhārata 1, 4724. 3, 10597.] [Oxforder Handschriften 215], b, [11.] Āruṇeya [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 10, 3, 4, 1. 11, 2, 7, 12. 5, 4, 18. 6, 2, 1. 12, 2, 1, 9.] [Chāndogyopaniṣad 6, 1, 1.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 16, 29, 7.] [Āpastamba 1, 13, 18.] [Kauṣītakyupaniṣad 1, 1.] ein Sohn des Senajit [Harivaṃśa 1058.] — [Mahābhārata 1, 2047.] [Harivaṃśa 9574.] [Oxforder Handschriften 53], a, [?42. KĀD. in morgenländischen Gesellschaft 7, 584.] Śākyamuni als Bodhisattva [Rgva tch’er rol pa 12.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 232 (2).] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 9.] Name eines Kometen [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 11, 37.] derselbe heisst bei Parāśara: Uddālaka - Śvetaketu; vgl. [KERN] in der Uebers. zu 37 und 16.

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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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