Anastha, Anāstha, Anāsthā: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Anāsthā (अनास्था) refers to “indifference” and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.88. The word anāsthā is explained also as (1) “impatience”; (2) “instability”, “transitoriness”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anāstha (अनास्थ).—a S Indifferent, unconcerned, careless.

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anāsthā (अनास्था).—f (S) Indifference, unconcern, carelessness, lukewarmness: also negligence or want of attention to and care of.

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

anāsthā (अनास्था).—f Unconcern, indifference.

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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

Anastha (अनस्थ).—[na. ba.] Boneless.

-sthaḥ 1 A boneless limb or member.

2) Without parts, epithet of प्रधान (pradhāna) of the Sāṅkhyas or ईश्वरमाया (īśvaramāyā).

See also (synonyms): anasthika.

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Anāsthā (अनास्था).—

1) Indifference, unconcern, want of consideration; अनास्था बाह्यवस्तुषु (anāsthā bāhyavastuṣu) Kumārasambhava 6.63; पिण्डेष्वनास्था खलु भौतिकेषु (piṇḍeṣvanāsthā khalu bhautikeṣu) R.2.57; स्त्री पुमानित्यनास्थैषा वृत्तं हि महितं सताम् (strī pumānityanāsthaiṣā vṛttaṃ hi mahitaṃ satām) Ku. 6.12 a male or female is no consideration &c.; Kirātārjunīya 4. 34.

2) Want of faith or confidence, want of devotedness, disrespect; अत्यद्भुतैर्मम हृतस्य तथाप्यनास्था (atyadbhutairmama hṛtasya tathāpyanāsthā) Mv.2.39 diffidence. -a. (stha) Indifferent.

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

Anāsthā (अनास्था).—f.

(-sthā) 1. Disrespect. 2. Want of fixity or condition. E. an neg. āsthā station.

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

Anāsthā (अनास्था).—f. disregard, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 6, 63; no matter, 6, 12.

Anāsthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and āsthā (आस्था).

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

Anastha (अनस्थ).—[adjective] boneless.

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Anāsthā (अनास्था).—[feminine] disregard, indifference to ([locative]).

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

1) Anastha (अनस्थ):—[=an-astha] ([Ṛg-veda viii, 1, 34; Atharva-veda]) or an-asthaka ([Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]) or an-asthan ([Ṛg-veda i, 164, 4; Manu-smṛti]) or an-asthi ([Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]) or anasthika ([Taittirīya-saṃhitā]) or an-asthika ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Yājñavalkya]) or anasthi-mat mfn. boneless.

2) Anāstha (अनास्थ):—[=an-āstha] mfn. indifferent, [Buddha-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) Anāsthā (अनास्था):—[=an-āsthā] f. unfixedness want of confidence

4) [v.s. ...] disrespect

5) [v.s. ...] want of consideration

6) [v.s. ...] want of faith or devotedness

7) [v.s. ...] unconcern, indifference.

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

Anastha (अनस्थ):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-stham) (ved.) Boneless. E. a priv. and asthi, samāsānta aff. a(?).

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Anāsthā (अनास्था):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-sthā) 1) Want of fixity or condition.

2) Disregard, want of consideration. E. a neg. and āsthā.

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

Anāsthā (अनास्था):—[anā+sthā] (sthā) 1. f. Unfixedness.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anastha 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anāsthā (अनास्था):—(nf) absence/want of faith or devotedness, faithlessness; ~[vāna] faithless.

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