आश्रम

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root √śram.

Noun[edit]

आश्रम (ā-śraman, m

  1. hermitage, the abode of ascetics, the cell of a hermit or of retired saints or sages; ashram
  2. a stage in the life of a Brahman (of which there are four corresponding to four different periods or conditions, namely 1st, ब्रह्मचारिन् (brahmacārin, student of the veda); 2nd, गृहस्थ (gṛha-stha, householder); 3rd, वानप्रस्थ (vānaprastha, anchorite); and 4th, संन्यासिन् (saṃnyāsin, abandoner of all worldly concerns), or sometimes भिक्षु (bhikṣu, religious beggar); in some places the law-givers mention only three such periods of religious life, the first being then omitted)
  3. hut built on festal occasions
  4. college, school
  5. wood, thicket
  6. (masculine) name of a pupil of Pṛthvī-dhara

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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 0158