स्वस्तिक

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Hindi[edit]

स्वस्तिक

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit स्वस्तिक (svástika, a lucky or auspicious object).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

स्वस्तिक (svastikmUrdu spelling سوستک

  1. swastika
  2. a lucky or auspicious object

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From सु- (, good, well) + अस्ति (ásti-), a verbal abstract to the root of the verb "to be", svasti thus meanening "well-being" — and the diminutive suffix (-ka); hence "little thing associated with well-being", corresponding roughly to "lucky charm". The word first appears in the Classical Sanskrit (in the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics).

Noun[edit]

स्वस्तिक (svástikam

  1. a kind of bard (who utters words of welcome or eulogy)
  2. any lucky or auspicious object, especially a kind of mystical cross or mark made on persons and things to denote good luck; a swastika
  3. the crossing of the arms or hands on the breast
  4. a bandage in the form of a cross
  5. a dish of a particular form
  6. a kind of cake
  7. a triangular crest-jewel
  8. the meeting of four roads, a crossroad
  9. a particular symbol made of ground rice and formed like a triangle (it is used in fumigating the image of durgā , and is said to symbolize the liṅga)
  10. a species of garlic
  11. cock
  12. libertine

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

स्वस्तिक (svástikan, m

  1. a mansion or temple of a particular form
  2. Marsilea quadrifolia
  3. a particular mode of sitting practised by yogins (in which the toes are placed in the inner hollow of the knees)

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Proper noun[edit]

स्वस्तिक (Svástikam

  1. name of a serpent-demon
  2. name of one of Skanda's attendants
  3. name of a Danava
  4. name of a poet
  5. name of another man

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