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Svati (Sanskrit: स्वाति, romanizedsvāti) is a feminine Hindu name that is a compound of su + ati ('great goer', in reference to its remoteness) meaning 'very beneficent'. Probably referring to its brightness call "the real pearl" in Bhartṛhari's kāvyas.[1] It was the name of one of the wives [2] of the Moon in Hindu epics and the Sanskrit name of Arcturus as well as of the nakshatra (lunar mansion) associated with Arcturus in Hindu astrology.

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  1. ^ Nītiśataka #67
  2. ^ "BUR List".