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Sanskriet - woordenboek


De teksten en links die hier stonden over het Monier Williams woordenboek zijn sterk verouderd en daarom verwijderd. Tegenwoordig is veel informatie hierover online te vinden op het web.


Voorbeeld - eerste betekenis van de klank OM:




A word of solemn affirmation and respectful assent, sometimes translated by "yes, verily, so be it" (and in this sense compared with Amen); it is placed at the commencement of most Hindu works, and as a sacred exclamation may be uttered [but not so as to be heard by ears profane] at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or previously to any prayer; it is also regarded as a particle of auspicious salutation [Hail!]; {om} appears first in the Upanishads as a mystic monosyllable, and is there set forth as the object of profound religious meditation, the highest spiritual efficacy being attributed not only to the whole word but also to the three sounds {a}, {u}, {m}, of which it consists; in later times {om} is the mystic name for the Hindu triad, and represents the union of the three gods.



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