श्रमण

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Sanskrit[edit]

Adjective[edit]

श्रमण (śramaṇá)

  1. making effort or exertion, toiling, labouring, (esp.) following a toilsome or menial business (W.)
  2. base, vile, bad (ib.)
  3. naked (L.)

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Noun[edit]

श्रमण (śramaṇám

  1. one who performs acts of mortification or austerity, an ascetic, monk, devotee, religious mendicant (ŚBr. etc.)
  2. a Buddhist monk or mendicant (also applied to Buddha himself compare MWB. 23etc. ; also applied to a Jain ascetic now commonly called yati) (MBh., R. etc.)
  3. name of a serpent-demon (Buddh.)

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 1096