Asamanjasa, Asamañjasa: 11 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Asamanjasa in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस):—One of the many sons of Sagara (son of Bāhuka). He was born from the King’s second wife, Keśinī. He himself had a son named Aṃśumān. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.8.14)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस).—(ASAMAÑJA). A King of the Solar dynasty born to Sagara. For genealogy see under SAGARA. Birth. There is a story about his birth in the Rāmāyaṇa. Once there was a king called Sagara in Ayodhyā. He married two women named Keśinī and Sumati. For a long time they had no sons and so they went to the Himālayas and started penance there in the mount of Bhṛguprasravaṇa. After a hundred years Bhṛgumaharṣi appeared before them and pleased them thus: "Your elder wife Keśinī will give birth to a son who will continue your dynasty and your second wife will give birth to sixty thousand children". After a few years Keśinī gave birth to Asamañjas and Sumati to a big ball of flesh. That ball broke and sixty thousand babes came out from it. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Sarga 83). Character of Asamañjas. He was a very cruel man always tormenting people. He used to throw little children into the Sarayū river and stand on the banks of the river enjoying the sight of the children dying drowning. People hated him. His father, therefore, drove him out of his palace. To this bad man was born Aṃśumān, a King who became the favourite of the people. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Sarga 38). (See full article at Story of Asamañjasa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asamanjasa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

asamañjasa (असमंजस).—a (S) Dull of apprehension. 2 Unwise, unreflecting, inconsiderate, indiscreet. 3 S Unequal or unlike.

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asamañjasa (असमंजस).—n S Unconformity, dissimilitude, disparity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

asamañjasa (असमंजस).—a Dull of apprehension; unwise.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asamanjasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस).—a.

1) Indistinct, unintelligible; स्खलदसमञ्जसमुग्धजल्पितं ते (skhaladasamañjasamugdhajalpitaṃ te) U.4.4; Māl.1.2 faltering, inarticulate and pretty prattle.

2) Unbecoming, improper; यद्यपि न कापि हानिर्दाक्षामन्यस्य रासभे चरति । असमञ्जसमिति मत्वा तथापि तरलायते चेतः (yadyapi na kāpi hānirdākṣāmanyasya rāsabhe carati | asamañjasamiti matvā tathāpi taralāyate cetaḥ) || Udb.

3) Absurd, nonsensical, foolish; कृतं किं वा सुपर्णस्य ते नैकेनासमञ्जसम् (kṛtaṃ kiṃ vā suparṇasya te naikenāsamañjasam) Bhāg.1.17.7.

-sam Non-conformity, disparity, difference. ind.

1) Unbecomingly, improperly.

2) In a fluctuating or confused manner.

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

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस).—mfn.

(-saḥ-sā-saṃ) Unequal, unlike. n.

(-saṃ) Unconformity, disparity, difference. E. a neg. samañjasa equal.

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

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस).—I. adj. unfit, unskilled, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 95, 12; incorrect, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 162, 10. Ii. sam, adv. unbecomingly, Mahābhārata 2, 2100. Iii. n. impropriety, an abominable act, [Pañcatantra] in Weber, Ind. St. iii. 371, 15.

Asamañjasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and samañjasa (समञ्जस).

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

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस).—[adjective] unequal, irregular, false; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस):—[=a-samañjasa] [from asamañjas] mfn. unfit, unbecoming, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a good-for-nothing fellow, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. unconformity, impropriety, unbecomingness, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcatantra] etc.

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

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस):—[a-samañjasa] (saṃ) n. Unconformity; disparity, difference.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Asamañjasa (असमञ्जस):—Adj. und m Adv. nicht richtig , — wie Jmd oder Etwas sein sollte , unpassend , ungehörig.

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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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