Apasavyaka: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apasavyaka (अपसव्यक).—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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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) || Manusmṛti 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): apasavya.

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

Apasavyaka (अपसव्यक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) See the above. E. kan added.

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

Apasavyaka (अपसव्यक):—m. f. n.

(-vyakaḥ-vyikā-vyakam) The same as apasavya I. E. apasavya, taddh. aff. kan.

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

Apasavyaka (अपसव्यक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avasavvaya.

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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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