Amritasu, Amṛtāsu, Amrita-asu, Amṛtasū, Amrita-su: 3 definitions


Amritasu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Amṛtāsu and Amṛtasū can be transliterated into English as Amrtasu or Amritasu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amṛtāsu (अमृतासु).—a. whose soul is immortal; अमृतासुर्वर्धमानः सुजन्मा (amṛtāsurvardhamānaḥ sujanmā) Av.5.1.1.

Amṛtāsu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and asu (असु).

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Amṛtasū (अमृतसू).—

1) the moon (distilling nectar).

2) mother of the gods.

Derivable forms: amṛtasūḥ (अमृतसूः).

Amṛtasū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and (सू). See also (synonyms): amṛtasūti.

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

Amṛtasū (अमृतसू).—m.

(-sūḥ) The Moon, as the producer of ambrosia. f.

(-sūḥ) A Matri or a divine mother. E. amṛta the ambrosia, and who brings forth; from sūṅ to bear, and kvip aff.

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

1) Amṛtasū (अमृतसू):—[=a-mṛta-sū] [from a-mṛta > a-mūla] m. (√3. su), ‘distilling nectar’, the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Amṛtāsu (अमृतासु):—[from a-mṛta > a-mūla] mfn. whose soul is immortal, [Atharva-veda v, 1, 1 and 7.]

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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. 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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