Ashan, Aśan, Āsan: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Aśan can be transliterated into English as Asan or Ashan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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 (आसन्).—win.

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 √) ([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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Ashan 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

Source: 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.

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