Anasa, Ānasā, Anasha, Anāśa, Anāsa, Ānasa: 12 definitions


Anasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Anāśa can be transliterated into English as Anasa or Anasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Anasa (अनस).—(ASAṂGA). A brother of Akrūra. (Bhāgavata, Daśama Skandha).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Anasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Ananas comosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bromelia viridis (Mill.) Schult. & Schult.f. (among others).

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

· Systema Vegetabilium
· Fl. Bras. (1892)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Das Pflanzenreich (1934)
· Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3 (1895)
· Edwards's Botanical Register, or Flower Garden and Shrubbery (1968)

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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

ānasā (आनसा).—a (Poetry.) Another, other, different.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ānasā (आनसा).—a (In poetry) Another; different.

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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

Anāśa (अनाश).—a. [na. ba. nāsti āśā yasya]

1) Hopeless, despon-dent. -2 [नास्ति नाशो यस्य (nāsti nāśo yasya)] Imperishable, living, dent.

2) [nāsti nāśo yasya] Imperishable, living, undestroyed.

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Anāsa (अनास).—a. Noseless.

See also (synonyms): anāsikā.

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Ānasa (आनस).—a. (- f.) [अनसः शकटस्य पितुर्वा इदं अण् (anasaḥ śakaṭasya piturvā idaṃ aṇ)] Ved.

1) Belonging to a waggon or cart.

2) Belonging to a father.

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

1) Aṇasa (अणस):—[from aṇ] m. a bird, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Anāśa (अनाश):—[=an-āśa] 1. an-āśa mfn. ([from] āśā), hopeless, despairing.

3) [=a-nāśa] 2. a-nāśa mfn. (√2. naś), undestroyed, living.

4) Anāsa (अनास):—[=a-nāsa] mfn. noseless.

5) Ānasa (आनस):—mfn. ([from] anas), belonging to a waggon, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

6) belonging to a father, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

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

Anāśa (अनाश):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-śaḥ-śā-śam) I. Without hope, hope-less. E. a priv. and āśā. Ii. Not dead, living. E. a priv. and nāśa. The latter meaning is artificial.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anāśa (अनाश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇāsaya.

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Anasa 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anāsa (अनास):—(a) snub-nosed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anāsa (ಅನಾಸ):—[noun] a race of people, with flat nose, who were slighted by Ārya people.

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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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