Apasya, Apāsya, Apashya, Apaśya, Apāśyā: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Apaśya and Apāśyā can be transliterated into English as Apasya or Apashya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Apāsya (अपास्य).—A sage by tapas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 99.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Apāsya (अपास्य) (Cf. Dūrīkṛtya) refers to “having discarded” (one’s own benefit), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Is one not disturbed by [family] attachments? Is this body not cut down by diseases? Does death not open its mouth? Do calamities not do harm every day? Are hells not dreadful? Are not sensual pleasures deceiving like a dream? Because of which, having discarded one’s own benefit (apāsyayena svārtham apāsya), you have a desire for the world which is like a city of Kiṃnaras”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apaśya (अपश्य).—a. Ved. Not seeing.

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Apasya (अपस्य).—a. [apasi karmaṇi sādhuḥ yat] Ved. Active, fit for an act, skilful in doing any thing (sādhukarmakārin); सिध्मा यद् वनधितिरपस्यात् (sidhmā yad vanadhitirapasyāt) Ṛgveda 1.121.7; Yajurveda 1.7; flowing, watery.

-syā 1 Activity यादृशिमन् धायि तमपस्यया विदद् (yādṛśiman dhāyi tamapasyayā vidad) Ṛgveda 5.44.8.

2) Water.

3) A sort of brick used in preparing the sacrificial altar.

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Apasya (अपस्य).—&c. See under अपस् (apas)

See also (synonyms): apasyu.

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Apāśyā (अपाश्या).—Not a large number of snares, i. e. a few snares; ययतोश्चातदर्थे (yayatoścātadarthe) P.VI.2.156. Sk.

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

Apāsya (अपास्य).—ind. 1. Having quitted or left. 2. Having thrown away. 3. Disregarding. E. apa, and asa to throw, ya aff.

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

Apaśya (अपश्य).—[adjective] not seeing.

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Apasya (अपस्य).—([feminine] apasī) watery.

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Apāsya (अपास्य).—[gerund] putting aside, i.e. in spite of, except, save ([accusative]).

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

1) Apaśya (अपश्य):—[=a-paśya] mfn. not seeing, [Ṛg-veda i, 148, 5.]

2) Apasya (अपस्य):—[from apas] 1. apasya [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] ([subjunctive] syāt) to be active, [Ṛg-veda i, 121, 7.]

3) Apasyā (अपस्या):—[from apas] 1. apasyā f. activity, [Ṛg-veda v, 44, 8; vii, 45, 2] (cf. sv-apasyā, for 2. apasyā See 2. apasya below.)

4) Apasya (अपस्य):—[from apas] 2. apasya mf()n. watery, melting, dispersing, [Ṛg-veda x, 89, 2; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā x, 7]

5) Apasyā (अपस्या):—[from apas] 2. apasyā See 2 apasya f. a kind of brick (twenty are used in building the sacrificial altar), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

6) Apasya (अपस्य):—a apasyu See apas

7) Apāśyā (अपाश्या):—[=a-pāśyā] f. no great number of nooses or fetters, [Pāṇini 6-2, 156 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

8) Apāsya (अपास्य):—[from apās] [indeclinable participle] having thrown away or discarded

9) [v.s. ...] having left having disregarded

10) [v.s. ...] having excepted.

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

Apaśya (अपश्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-śyaḥ-śyā-śyam) (ved.) Not seeing. E. a neg. and paśya.

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Apasya (अपस्य):—I. 1. m. f. n.

(-syaḥ-syā-syam) Fit for a (sacrificial) act. [Mahīdhara explains in Vājas. 10. 7. apasyo vasānāḥ as epithets to the preceding word āpaḥ ‘waters’ and renders apasyaḥ in the stated sense; but the commentators on a Vārttika to Pāṇ. V. 4. 30. ‘vasuapasºº’ (misprinted in the present edition and therefore in the reprint of that edition ‘vasuayasºº’) explain apasyāḥ as meaning ‘water’; and while Mahīdhara takes apasyaḥ as an irregular nom. plur. instead of apasyāḥ, Patanjali and, after him, the Kāśikā consider it as an irregular accus. (= apaḥ); Patanjali: apasyo vasānāḥ . apo vasānāḥ ... Kaiyyaṭa: apśabdāddvitīyābahuvacanāntādyatpratyayo vibhakteścāluk. Kāśikā: dvitīyābahuvacanasyāluk . apo vasānā ityarthaḥ.] 2. f.

(-syā) 1) Water (see the preceding explanation).

2) The name of the first fifteen bricks amongst the twenty bricks which are placed five in each quarter on a sacrificial ground; the last five being called chandasyā. E. apas, taddh. aff. yat (or in Vājas. 10. 7. according to the quoted Vārttika, ap in the accus. plur., taddh. aff. yat). Ii. f.

(-syā) 1) Activity, action.

2) Desire to act. E. apasy, kṛt aff. a.

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Apāśyā (अपाश्या):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-śyā) A small or no quantity of nooses. (The word is udātta on the final syllable.) E. a neg. and pāśyā.

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Apasya in German

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