Apsu: 4 definitions


Apsu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apsu (अप्सु).—a. [nāsti psu rūpaṃ yasya Nir.]

1) Formless, shapeless.

2) Not beautiful. Note :

-apsu forms the first member of several compounds.

-kṣit a god (dwelling within the clouds); अप्सुक्षितो महिनैकादश स्थ (apsukṣito mahinaikādaśa stha) Ṛgveda 1.139.11.

-cara a. aquatic; moving in waters. P.IV.3.1.

-ja, jā a. born in the waters or in the atmosphere; यदग्ने दिविजा अस्यप्सुजा वा सहस्कृत (yadagne divijā asyapsujā vā sahaskṛta) Ṛgveda 8.43.28. (-jāḥ) -योनिः (yoniḥ) 1 a horse.

2) a cane or reed.

-jit vanquishing the aerial Asuras.

-mat a. possessed of what is in water; not losing one's nature in water (as lightning); getting sufficient water.

-yoni a. born from the waters.

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

1) Apsu (अप्सु):—[from ap] a for words beginning thus See sub voce apsu.

2) [=a-psu] 1. a-psu mfn. without food, [Ṛg-veda vii, 4, 6.]

3) 2. apsu ([locative case] [plural] of 2. ap q.v.), in the water or waters.

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

Apsu (अप्सु):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-psuḥ-psuḥ-psu) Deprived of beauty, altered in form or appearance; e. g. Ṛgv.: mā tvā vayaṃ (scil. vasiṣṭhāḥ) sahasāvannavīrā māpsavaḥ pari ṣadāma māduvaḥ (Sāyaṇa: apsavo rūparahitāḥ); comp. ahrutapsu. E. a priv. and psu (instead of psus), with udātta on the first syllable.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apsu 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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