Amshuka, aka: Aṃśuka, Amsuka, Aṃsuka; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Aṃśuka can be transliterated into English as Amsuka or Amshuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Aṃśuka () is a Sanskrit word referring to “cloth”, “garment”, “tie”, etc.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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aṃsuka : (nt.) cloth.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṃśuka (अंशुक).—[aṃśavaḥ sūtrāṇi biṣayo yasya; aṃśu ṛśyādi° ka]

1) A cloth, garment in general; सितांशुका मङ्गलमात्रभूषणा (sitāṃśukā maṅgalamātrabhūṣaṇā) V.3.12; यत्रांशुकाक्षेपविलज्जितानां (yatrāṃśukākṣepavilajjitānāṃ) Ku.1.14; चीनांशुकमिव केतोः (cīnāṃśukamiva ketoḥ) Ś.1.33; स्तन° (stana°) a breast-cloth.

2) A fine or white cloth; धुन्वन् कल्पद्रुमकिसलयान्यंशुकानीव वातैः (dhunvan kalpadrumakisalayānyaṃśukānīva vātaiḥ) Me.64; usually silken or muslin.

3) An upper garment; a mantle.

4) An under garment; कररुद्धनीविगलदंशुकाः स्त्रियः (kararuddhanīvigaladaṃśukāḥ striyaḥ) Śi.13.31.

5) A leaf.

6) Mild or gentle blaze of light (nātidīpti) (kaḥ also; svārthe kan.)

7) The string of a churning stick. cf अंशुकं नेत्रवस्त्रयोः (aṃśukaṃ netravastrayoḥ) | cf. also अंशुकं सूक्ष्मवस्त्रे स्यात् परिधानोत्तरीययोः । किरणानां समूहे च मुखवस्त्रे तदिष्यते (aṃśukaṃ sūkṣmavastre syāt paridhānottarīyayoḥ | kiraṇānāṃ samūhe ca mukhavastre tadiṣyate) || Nm.

Derivable forms: aṃśukam (अंशुकम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṃśuka (अंशुक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Fine cloth, muslin. 2. A mantle, a wrapper, a robe, a linen garment worn round the upper part of the body. 3. Cloth in general. 4 White cloth, 5. A leaf. E. aṃśa and kan added.

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