Asad, Āsad, Ashad: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āsad (आसद्).—1 P.

1) To sit down or near (with acc. or loc.).

2) To watch or lie in, wait for य आसीदन्ति दम्पती (ya āsīdanti dampatī) Rv.1.85.32.

3) To approach, reach, to go to or towards (a place &c.); हिमालयस्यालयमाससाद (himālayasyālayamāsasāda) Ku.7.69; Bk.7.31; Śi.2.2; आसनम् (āsanam) R.6.4,53; 11.23.

4) To meet with, find, form; सख्यम् (sakhyam) R.5.6; 14.25; अपायम् (apāyam) Bk.3.26 suffering; केचिद् वेपथुमासेदुः (kecid vepathumāseduḥ) 4.43.

5) To encounter, attack.

6) To commence, undertake.

7) To place. -1 P. or -Caus.

1) (a) To meet with, find; मृत्युभयमासादितः (mṛtyubhayamāsāditaḥ) Bhāg. (b) To get, obtain; अमरगणनालेख्यमासाद्य (amaragaṇanālekhyamāsādya) R.8.95; Ms.4.227; धनम्, सुखम् (dhanam, sukham) &c.

2) To approach, go to, reach; नक्रः स्वस्थान- मासाद्य गजेन्द्रमपि कर्षति (nakraḥ svasthāna- māsādya gajendramapi karṣati); ते पुण्यमासाद्य सुरेन्द्रलोकम् (te puṇyamāsādya surendralokam) Bg.9.2.; Me.36; Bk.8.37.

3) To overtake, come up with; अनेन रथवेगेन पूर्वप्रस्थितं वैनतेयमप्यासादयेयम् (anena rathavegena pūrvaprasthitaṃ vainateyamapyāsādayeyam) V.1, Ve.3.9.

4) To encounter, attack; आसादितौ कथं ब्रूतं न गजैः कूलमुद्रुजैः (āsāditau kathaṃ brūtaṃ na gajaiḥ kūlamudrujaiḥ) Bk.6.95.

5) To effect, occasion, accomplish.

6) To make one sit down (Ved.).

7) To put on, wear : आसाद्य कवचं दिव्यं सहस्रार्कसमद्युति (āsādya kavacaṃ divyaṃ sahasrārkasamadyuti); Rām.7.6.64.

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

Asad (असद्).—m. (-d or -t) A name of Indra.

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

Āsad (आसद्).—sit upon or near ([accusative] or [locative]) preside over ([accusative]); waylay, watch; get to, arrive at, approach (as friend cr foe), meet with, find, hit, gain, obtain. [Causative] cause to sit down upon, set or place in ([locative] or [accusative]), appoint to (infin.); cause, produce; approach, come near ([accusative]), encounter, meet with; overtake, attack, assail; get or fall into ([accusative]); gain, obtain; visit, befall; use, apply.

Āsad is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and sad (सद्).

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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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