Apasavya, aka: Apashavya, Apaśavya; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Apaśavya can be transliterated into English as Apasavya or Apashavya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Apasavya (अपसव्य).—A son of Śaṃśya Agni.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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apasavya : (nt.) right side.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Apasavya, (adj.) (apa + savya) right (i. e. not left), contrary Ud.50 (T. has niṭṭhubhitvā abyāmato karitvā; vv. ll. are apabhyāmāto, abhyāmato & C. apasabyāmato), where C. expls. apasabyāmato karitvā by apasabyaṃ katvā, “which latter corresponds in form but not in meaning to Sk. apasavyaṃ karoti to go on the right side” (Morris J P T S. 1886, 127). — See apavyāma. (Page 53)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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apasavya (अपसव्य).—a (S) Right, not left. 2 Opposite or contrary: also a contrary or inverse action; as circumambulation with the left hand towards the object; putting the sacrificial thread over the right shoulder; writing from the right hand towards the left &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apasavya (अपसव्य).—a Right, not left; opposite. A contrary or inverse action; as put- ting the sacred thread over the right shoulder.

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

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Apaśavya (अपशव्य).—a. Not tending to the growth of cattle.

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Apasavya (अपसव्य).—a.

1) Not on the left, right; मण्डलान्यपसव्यानि खगाश्चक्रू रथं प्रति (maṇḍalānyapasavyāni khagāścakrū rathaṃ prati) Rām.6.57.34 अपसव्येन हस्तेन (apasavyena hastena) Ms. 3.214.

2) Contrary, opposite यद्येतदपसव्यं ते वचो मम भविष्यति (yadyetadapasavyaṃ te vaco mama bhaviṣyati) Mb.5.138.27.

-vyam ind. To the right, making the sacred thread hang down towards the left part of the body over the right shoulder (opp. savyam when it hangs over the left); a position of the thread in Śrāddha or other religious ceremonies at particular times of those ceremonies (the three positions being savya, nivīta & apasavya); प्राचीनावीतिना सम्यगपसव्यमतन्द्रिणा । पित्र्यमानिधनात्कार्यं विधिवद्दर्भपाणिना (prācīnāvītinā samyagapasavyamatandriṇā | pitryamānidhanātkāryaṃ vidhivaddarbhapāṇinā) || Ms.3.279; °व्यं कृ (vyaṃ kṛ) to go round one so as to keep the right side towards him; to make the sacred thread hang over the right shoulder.

See also (synonyms): apasavyaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apasavya (अपसव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. Opposite, contrary. 2. Right, (not left.) n.

(-vyaṃ) The space between the thumb and the forefinger. E. apa, and savya left.

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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Savyāpasavya (सव्यापसव्य).—a. 1) left and right. 2) Wrong and right, Savyāpasavya is a Sanskrit...
Savya (सव्य).—mfn. (-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. Left, left hand. 2. Right, right hand. 3. South, souther...
Avasavya (अवसव्य).—mfn. (-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) Right, (not left.) E. ava reverse, savya left; also ap...
Apasavyaka (अपसव्यक).—mfn. (-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) See the above. E. kan added.
Śaṃsya (शंस्य).—mfn. (-syaḥ-syā-syaṃ) 1. Desirable, to be wished. 2. Meritorious, to be praised...
Apavyāma, (apa + vyāma) disrespect, neglect, in phrase apayvāmato (apaby°) karoti to treat disr...
Apasala (अपसल).—= अपसव्य (apasavya) below.

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