Amasa, Amāsā, Amāsa, Amasha: 10 definitions


Amasa means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Google Books: Cultural and Religious Heritage of India: Jainism

Amāsa (अमास) refers to the third day of the Divālī festival: the day on which Mahāvīra passed to mokṣa, when all the eighteen confederate kings made an illumination [...].—On the first day (dhanaterasa) the Śvetāmbara women polish their jewellery and ornaments in honour of Lakṣmī, on the second (kālīcaudaśa) they propitiate evil spirits by placing sweetmeats at cross-roads, and on the third (amāsa) all Jaina worship their account—books-Śāradā-pūjā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Amasha in Kenya is the name of a plant defined with Grewia tenax in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Chadara betulaefolia Juss. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bulletin de l’Herbier Boissier (1908)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Flore Générale de l’Indo-Chine (1911)
· Stud. Fl. Egypt (1956)
· Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Paris (1886)
· Fl. Delhi (1963)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amāsā (अमासा).—ad decl (Properly amaḷasā) A little.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amasa (अमस).—[am-asac]

1) Disease.

2) Stupidity.

3) A fool.

4) Time.

Derivable forms: amasaḥ (अमसः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amasa (अमस).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. Time. 2. Stupidity. 3. Disease. E. am to go, or be sick, and asa Unadi aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Amasa (अमस):—m. disease, [Uṇādi-sūtra], a fool, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) time, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. 1. amata and 3. amati.)

3) Amāṣa (अमाष):—[=a-māṣa] mfn. not producing kidney-beans, [Patañjali]

4) [v.s. ...] without or except kidney-beans, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

5) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] no beans, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amasa (अमस):—(saḥ) 1. m. Time; disease.

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Amasa in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Amasa (ಅಮಸ):—[noun] a portion or division of a whole; a part.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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