Sphotana, Sphōṭana, Sphoṭana: 17 definitions


Sphotana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Sphotana has 16 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sfotan.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sphoṭana (स्फोटन):—(von sphuṭ)

1) adj. spaltend, zermalmend: vajra [Harivaṃśa 13997. Śiva] [Mahābhārata 12, 10387.] saṃśaya (vgl. saṃśayaṃ chid) so v. a. lösend, entfernend [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa S. 658, Z. 8 v. u.] —

2) m. der Spalter, Bez. des zwischen bestimmten Consonantengruppen hörbaren vocalischen Lautes [Prātiśākha zum Atharvaveda 1, 103. 2, 38.] —

3) f. ī Bohrer [BHARATA im Dvirūpakoṣa] nach [Śabdakalpadruma] —

4) n. a) das Platzen [Suśruta 1, 85, 9.] — b) das Spalten, Zerbrechen, Aufreissen, Aufstechen [BHARATA] zu [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 5] nach [Śabdakalpadruma] nakhaiḥ [Āpastamba 2, 20, 13.] śaṅku [Suśruta 2, 458, 5.] aṇḍa [Pañcatantra 81, 8.] das Auseinanderrupfen: tūla [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 912.] in der Grammatik das Spalten bestimmter Consonantengruppen durch Einfügung eines vocalischen Lautes [Prātiśākhya zur Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 4, 162.] — c) das Schütteln: bāhu [Sāhityadarpana 232.] swelling [BALLANTYNE.] — d) das Knacken: aṅguli [AŚOKĀVAD. 18.]

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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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