What is Sanskrit?

  • (noun): (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes.
    Synonyms: Sanskritic language


Sanskrit (संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam, originally संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, "refined speech"), is a historical Indo-Aryan language, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language in Buddhism and Jainism. Today, it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.

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Buddha (disambiguation) - Buddhism
... founder of Buddhism, clan name Gautama (Sanskrit Pali Gotama), personal name said to be Siddhārtha (Sanskrit Pali Siddhattha), epithet Śākyamuni (Sanskrit Pali Sakyamuni or ...
Five Wisdoms
... The Five Wisdoms (Sanskrit pañca-jñāna Tibetan ཡེ་ཤེས་ལྔ, Wylie ye shes lnga Japanese go-chi) is an upāya or 'skillful means' doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism ... Wisdoms may be understood as the indivisible 'continuüm of bodhi ' (Sanskrit citta santana), especially according to Yogācarā based Mahāyāna. 197) in discussing the 'view' (Sanskrit drishti) of the Inner Tantras of the Third Turning of the Dharmachakra states that In the quotation mentioned above, "consciousness" is to be ...
Sanskrit - Computational Linguistics
... There have been suggestions to use Sanskrit as a metalanguage for knowledge representation in e.g ... This is due to Classical Sanskrit being a regularized, prescriptivist form abstracted from the much more complex and richer Vedic Sanskrit ...
... Avadhuta (अवधूत avadhūta) is a Sanskrit term from some Indian religions or Dharmic Traditions referring to a type of mystic or saint who ... avadhuta does not identify with their mind or body or 'names and forms' (Sanskrit namarupa) ... Such a person is held to be pure 'consciousness' (Sanskrit caitanya) in human form ...
Malayalam Language - History - 1607 To 1818
... almost akin to Tamil, with a bias towards Sanskrit ... The verses in Sanskrit narrate the story and the dialogue is composed in imitation of songs in the Gitagovinda, set to music in appropriate ragas in the ... it completely from the bondage of the pedantic Sanskrit style ...