Ashan, Aśan, Āsan: 10 definitions
Ashan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology. 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.
The Sanskrit term Aśan can be transliterated into English as Asan or Ashan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Asan in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Pterocarpus bilobus, Lingoum marsupium. For the possible medicinal usage of asan, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
Asan [आसन] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Terminalia elliptica Willd. from the Combretaceae (Rangoon creeper) family having the following synonyms: Terminalia alata, Terminalia macrocarpa, Terminalia ovata.
Asan [असण] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.
Asan in the Bengali language, ibid. previous identification.
Asan [असन] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Asan in the Gujurati language is another name for Aśvagandhā, a medicinal plant identified with Withania somnifera Dunal. (“Indian ginseng” or “Winter Cherry”) from the Solanaceae or Nightshade family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.109-112 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Other than the Gujurati word Asan, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which twenty-three are in Sanskrit.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Asan in India is the name of a plant defined with Pterocarpus marsupium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pterocarpus marsupium var. acuminata Prain (among others).
2) Asan is also identified with Terminalia alata It has the synonym Pentaptera tomentosa Roxb. ex DC., nom. illeg., nom. superfl. (etc.).
3) Asan is also identified with Terminalia coriacea It has the synonym Terminalia tomentosa Wight & Arn., nom. illeg., nom. superfl ..
4) Asan is also identified with Terminalia crenulata It has the synonym Pentaptera crenulata (Roth) DC..
5) Asan in Ivory Coast is also identified with Celtis mildbraedii It has the synonym see J.H. Barnhart, Biographical Notes upon Botanists. 2: 489. 1965 (etc.).
6) Asan is also identified with Celtis zenkeri It has the synonym Celtis stuhlmannii Engl. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Prodr. (1828)
· Novae Plantarum Species praesertim Indiae Orientalis (1821)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1828)
· Cat. Ind. Pl. (1833)
· Familles des Plantes (1763)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Asan, for example side effects, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aśan (अशन्).—m. Ved. A stone for slinging; a stone or cloud. अश्नापिनद्धं मधु पर्यपश्यन् (aśnāpinaddhaṃ madhu paryapaśyan) Ṛgveda 1.68.8; दश प्राक् सानु वि तिरन्त्यश्नः (daśa prāk sānu vi tirantyaśnaḥ) Ṛgveda 1.27.15.
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Asan (असन्).—n. Blood (used only in the declension of asṛj after acc. pl.).
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Āsan (आसन्).—n. Mouth; (a word optionally substituted for āsya in all cases after acc. dual).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Asan (असन्).—see asṛj.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aśan (अशन्).—[masculine] stone, rock, sky.
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Asan (असन्).—[neuter] blood.
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Āsan (आसन्).—[neuter] mouth, jaws.
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Āsan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and san (सन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aśan (अशन्):—m. (connected with √aś) ([only aśnā ([instrumental case]) and aśnas, perhaps better derived from aśman q.v., cf. Whitney’s Gr. 425 e]), stone, rock, [Ṛg-veda x, 68, 8]
2) a stone for slinging, missile stone, [Ṛg-veda ii, 30, 4 and iv, 28, 5]
3) ([Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung]) the firmament, [Ṛg-veda i, 164, i; 173, 2; x, 27, 15] [in the first two of these three passages the form aśnas has before been taken as [nominative case] sg. m. [from] 1. aśna q.v.]
4) Asan (असन्):—[from a-sat] 1. asan (in [compound] for asat).
5) 2. asan n. ved. the base of some cases (viz. [instrumental case] asnā [genitive case] [ablative] asnas [genitive case] [plural] asnām) of asṛj q.v., [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā etc.]
6) Āsan (आसन्):—[from ās] 1. āsan n. (defective, [Pāṇini 6-1, 63]), mouth, jaws, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]
7) [=ā-san] 2. ā-√san [Parasmaipada] ([imperative] 2. sg. ā-sanuhi, [Atharva-veda xiv, 2, 70]) to gain, obtain;—(for 1. āsan and āsanya See under 3. ās.)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Asan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a posture; seat; saddle; stage; a small square piece of mat, carpet, deer or tiger skin used for seating;—[ukhadana] to be dislodged; to be thrown out of gear;—[jamana] to entrench; to stick on; to be seated firmly;—[digana/dolana] to be allured or tempted; to get panicky or nervous;—[dena] to offer a seat (respectfully);—[marana] [lagana] to sit firmly, to be firmly entrenched;—[hilana] see—[digana]..—asan (आसन) is alternatively transliterated as Āsana.
2) Asan in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) easy; simple; convenient..—asan (आसान) is alternatively transliterated as Āsāna.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+63): Asamke, Asana, Asani, Asanika, Asanipata, Asanka, Asankin, Asankita, Asankya, Asanta, Asanya, Ashamkaratva, Ashamkegol, Ashamkitahridaya, Ashamkitahridaye, Ashamtamati, Ashamtate, Ashamte, Ashamtya, Ashanacchadana.
Ends with (+23): Abhibhashan, Adashan, Annprashan, Ardhatrayodashan, Ashra mashan, Ashtadasha, Ashthadashan, Bhashan, Bhujadvadashan, Caturdasha, Caucho mashan, Chaturdashan, Dasa, Dvadasha, Dvishodashan, Ekadashan, Inakyuleshan, Kandamulashan, Kushashan, Mashan.
Full-text (+28): Asneya, Ashna, Asrij, Asamantra, Aseshu, Ashanin, Asani, Sadasamaya, Upalasha, Ashanihata, Ashanigravan, Ashanisha, Sadasan, Asannishu, Asanvant, Ashanimat, Asanikri, Asanika, Asana, Ashavat.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 5.33.3 < [Sukta 33]
Rig Veda 10.29.4 < [Sukta 29]
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary (by Nandalal Sinha)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.163 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.5.94 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.5.96 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Rivers in Ancient India (study) (by Archana Sarma)
3(a). The river Sarasvatī in the Atharvaveda-saṃhitā < [Chapter 2 - The Rivers in the Saṃhitā Literature]