Ashanak, Āśaṅak: 1 definition
Ashanak means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Āśaṅak can be transliterated into English as Asanak or Ashanak, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Āśaṅak (आशङक्).—1 Ā.
1) To suspect, distrust; दयितां साध्वीं त्वमाशङ्किष्वथाः कथम् (dayitāṃ sādhvīṃ tvamāśaṅkiṣvathāḥ katham) Bk.21.1.
2) To suspect or believe to be; आशङ्कसे यदग्निम् (āśaṅkase yadagnim) Ś.1.27; Śi.3.72; Bk.6.6.
3) To be in doubt or suspense; संदिग्धमेव सिद्धौ कातरमाश- ङ्कते चेतः (saṃdigdhameva siddhau kātaramāśa- ṅkate cetaḥ) M.4.5.
4) To fear, be afraid, apprehend; भरतागमनमाशङ्क्य (bharatāgamanamāśaṅkya) R.12.24; Pt.392; दत्तपूर्वेत्याशङ्क्यते (dattapūrvetyāśaṅkyate) Māl.4.
4) To start a doubt or objection.
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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