Aṃsa, aka: Amsa, Amsha, Aṃśa; 5 Definition(s)
The Sanskrit term Aṃsa can be transliterated into English as Amsa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Aṃśa (अंश, “part”) refers to the “parts” (decorative mouldings) of an adhiṣṭhāna (pedestal or base of a structure) or an upapīṭha (sub-structure, beneath the adhiṣṭhāna).Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Amsha is the God of luck, one of the Adityas. He is the son of Aditi and sage Kashyapa. He is invoked together with his brothers, Mitra and Varuna.Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
1) Aṃsa, 2 (see next) point, corner, edge; freg. in combn with numerals, e. g. catur° four-cornered, chaḷ°, aṭṭh°, soḷas° etc. (q. v.) all at Dhs.617 (cp. DhsA.317). In connection with a Vimāna: āyat° with wide or protruding capitals (of its pillars) Vv 8415; as part of a carriagepole Vv 642 (= kubbara-phale patiṭṭhitā heṭṭhima-aṃsā VvA.265). (Page 1)
2) Aṃsa, 1 (Vedic aṃsa; cp. Gr. w)μos, Lat. umerus, Goth ams, Arm. us) (a) the shoulder A v. 110; Sn.609. aṃse karoti to put on the shoulder, to shoulder J.I, 9. (b.) a part (lit. side) (cp. °āsa in koṭṭhāsa and expln of aṃsa as koṭṭhāsa at DA.I, 312, also v. l. mettāsa for mettaṃsa at It.22). — atīt’aṃse in former times, formerly D.II, 224; Th.2, 314. mettaṃsa sharing friendship (with) A.IV, 151 = It.22 = J.IV, 71 (in which connection Miln.402 reads ahiṃsā). — Disjunctive ekena aṃsena . . . ekena aṃsena on the one hand (side) . . . on the other, partly . . . partly A.I, 61. From this: ekaṃsa (adj.) on the one hand (only), i. e. incomplete (opp. ubhayaṃsa) or (as not admitting of a counterpart) definite, certain, without doubt (opp. dvidhā): see ekaṃsa. — paccaṃsena according to each one’s share A.III, 38. puṭaṃsena with a knapsack for provisions D.I, 117; A II 183; cp. DA.I, 288, with v. l. puṭosena at both passages.
—kūṭa “shoulder prominence”, the shoulder Vin.III, 127; DhA.III, 214; IV, 136; VvA.121. — vaṭṭaka a shoulder strap (mostly combd with kāyabandhana; vv. ll. °vaddhaka, °bandhaka) Vin.I, 204 (T. °bandhaka); II, 114 (ddh); IV, 170 (ddh); Vv 3340 (T. °bandhana, C. v. l. °vaṭṭaka); DhA.III, 452. (Page 1)
aṃsa : (m.; nt.) 1. a part; a side; 2. shoulder.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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