Apushta, Apuṣṭa: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Apuṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Apusta or Apushta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Apusht.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apuṣṭa (अपुष्ट).—a.

1) 1. Not nourished or fed, lean, not fat.

2) Not loud or violent, soft, low (as sound).

3) (In Rhet.) Not feeding or assisting (the meaning), irrelevant (mukhyānupakārin), regarded as one of the arthadoṣas (faults of the sense or meaning); as in the instance given under S. D.576 विलोक्य वितते व्योम्नि विधुं मुञ्च रुषं प्रिये (vilokya vitate vyomni vidhuṃ muñca ruṣaṃ priye), the adjective वितत (vitata) 'expanded', as applied, to the sky, does not in any way help the cessation of anger and is, therefore, irrelevant.

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

Apuṣṭa (अपुष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) Lean. E. a neg. puṣṭa nourished.

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

1) Apuṣṭa (अपुष्ट):—[=a-puṣṭa] mfn. unnourished, lean

2) [v.s. ...] soft, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] invalid, unimportant, [Kāvyaprakāśa]

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

Apuṣṭa (अपुष्ट):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭam) 1) Not nourished, not fat, lean.

2) (In Rhetoric.) Irrelevant, unassisting (as a word); irrelevancy is one of the 22 arthadoṣa q. v.; in the sentence e. g. ‘vilokya vitate vyomni vidhuṃ muñca ruṣaṃ priye’, the word vitate is apuṣṭa, since the expansion of the sky is there irrelevant for causing the cessation of anger.

3) Not loud, not violent; as crying.

4) (In Music.) Tenour (?); one of the five modifications of breath in its passage from the navel upwards, according to the native theory, which is thus expressed in the Saṅgītadarpaṇa: brahmagranthisthitaṃ prāṇaṃ sa prerayati pāvakaḥ . pāvakapreritaḥ sotha kramādūrdhvapathe caran . atisūkṣmaṃ dhvaniṃ nābhau hṛdi sūkṣmaṃ gale punaḥ . puṣṭaṃ śīrṣe tvapuṣṭaṃ ca kṛtrimaṃ vadane tathā . āvirbhāvayatyevaṃ pañcadhā kīrtyate budhaiḥ . kathaṃ kaṇṭhasthitaḥ puṣṭaḥ syādapuṣṭaḥ śiraḥsthitaḥ . ucyate tatra śirasi saṃcāryārohivarṇayoḥ . saṃbhūtirna bhavedyasmādapuṣṭaḥ śirasi sthitaḥ . nakāraṃ prāṇanāmānaṃ dakāramanalaṃ viduḥ . jātaḥ prāṇāgnisaṃyogāttena nādobhidhīyate. E. a neg. and puṣṭa.

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

Apuṣṭa (अपुष्ट):—[a-puṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. Lean.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apushta 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Apuṣṭa (अपुष्ट) [Also spelled apusht]:—(a) unconfirmed; unnourished; stunted; hence ~[] (nf).

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