Anushtha, Anuṣṭhā, Anuṣṭha: 6 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Anuṣṭhā and Anuṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Anustha or Anushtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anuṣṭhā (अनुष्ठा).—1 U. (°sthā)

1) To do, perform or carry out, execute, attend to (order, duty &c.); bring about, effect, accomplish (business); अनुतिष्ठसि धर्मेण ये चान्ये विदितास्त्वया (anutiṣṭhasi dharmeṇa ye cānye viditāstvayā) Mb.3.267.11. विवाहदीक्षाविधिमन्वतिष्ठत् (vivāhadīkṣāvidhimanvatiṣṭhat) Ku.7. 1,1.17; किमनुतिष्ठति भगवान् मारीचः (kimanutiṣṭhati bhagavān mārīcaḥ) Ś.7; आज्ञापयतु आर्यः को नियोगोऽनुष्ठीयतामिति (ājñāpayatu āryaḥ ko niyogo'nuṣṭhīyatāmiti) Ś.1; ये मे मतमिदं नित्यमनुतिष्ठन्ति मानवाः (ye me matamidaṃ nityamanutiṣṭhanti mānavāḥ) Bg.3.31 follow; गुरोर्वचनमनुतिष्ठ (gurorvacanamanutiṣṭha) V.5 do as your papa orders; अनुतिष्ठस्वात्मनो नियोगम् (anutiṣṭhasvātmano niyogam) M.1 look or attend to your own duty, do your business.

2) To follow, practise, observe (dharma, vrata &c.); commit (a sin).

3) To rule, govern, superintend; appoint.

4) To stand by or near (with loc.); तिष्ठन्तीष्वनुतिष्ठेत्तु व्रजन्तीष्वप्यनुव्रजेत् (tiṣṭhantīṣvanutiṣṭhettu vrajantīṣvapyanuvrajet) Ms.11.112; sit on; occupy; अनुष्ठास्यति रामस्य सीता प्रकृतमासनम् (anuṣṭhāsyati rāmasya sītā prakṛtamāsanam) Rām.;

5) To follow, go after (lit.); स्वकान्तामनुतिष्ठति (svakāntāmanutiṣṭhati) Rām.; नारा- जके पतिं भार्या यथावदनुतिष्ठति (nārā- jake patiṃ bhāryā yathāvadanutiṣṭhati) Subhāṣ.; follow, obey.

6) To imitate, tread in. पदं चेहानुतिष्ठन्ति पूर्वेषां पूर्वजैः कृतम् (padaṃ cehānutiṣṭhanti pūrveṣāṃ pūrvajaiḥ kṛtam) Bhāg.

7) (Intrans.) (a) To place or put oneself on, be in a position, present oneself. (b) To remain, continue. (c) To be engaged in religious ceremonies (muttering prayers &c.); अनुतिष्ठतां ब्राह्मणानाम् (anutiṣṭhatāṃ brāhmaṇānām) M.5.

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Anuṣṭha (अनुष्ठ).—a. [sthā-ka-ṣatvam] Standing after or in succession.

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Anuṣṭhā (अनुष्ठा).—a. Standing after, in succession; अभीमिन्द्रो नद्यो वव्रिणा हिता विश्वा अनुष्ठाः प्रवणेषु जिघ्नते (abhīmindro nadyo vavriṇā hitā viśvā anuṣṭhāḥ pravaṇeṣu jighnate) Rv.1.54.1.

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

Anusthā (अनुस्था).—stand still after or together with ([locative] or [accusative]); stay, abide, sit down upon ([accusative]); follow, obey, conform one’s self to, imitate, help, assist; carry on, practise, commit, perform, do.

Anusthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anu and sthā (स्था).

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

1) Anuṣṭhā (अनुष्ठा):—[=anu-ṣṭhā] a (√sthā) to stand near or by;

—to follow out;

—to carry out, attend to;

—to perform, do, practise;

—to govern, rule, superintend;

—to appoint:—[Passive voice] -ṣṭhīyate, to be done;

—to be followed out:—[Desiderative] -tiṣṭhāsati, to be desirous of doing, etc.

2) [=anu-ṣṭhā] b mfn. standing after id est. in succession, [Ṛg-veda i, 54, 10.]

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

Anuṣṭha (अनुष्ठ):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭham) Standing in succession, one after the other. E. sthā with anu, kṛt aff. ka.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Anuṣṭhā (अनुष्ठा):—

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Anuṣṭhā (अनुष्ठा):—Adj. Pl. auf einander folgend.

context information

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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