sthavira स्थविर

Definition: Literally ‘elder,’ is used as a sort of epithet of several men; Sthavira śākalya occurs in the Aitareya Araṇ- yaka and the śāñkhāyana Araṇyaka, and Sthavira Jātūkarṇya in the Kausītaki Brāhmaṇa. Cf. the names Hrasva and Dīrgha.


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