Ashas, Aśas, Āśas, Āśās: 6 definitions


Ashas 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 terms Aśas and Āśas and Āśās can be transliterated into English as Asas or Ashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśas (अशस्).—a. Ved.

1) Not blessing, not praising.

2) Cursing, hating; रुद्रा अशसो हन्तना वधः (rudrā aśaso hantanā vadhaḥ) Ṛgveda 2.34.9.

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Āśas (आशस्).—a. Ved. [आ-शंस्-क्विप् (ā-śaṃs-kvip)] Hoping. f.

1) Praise.

2) Desire; यदाशसा वदतो मे विचुक्षुभे (yadāśasā vadato me vicukṣubhe) Av.7.57.1.

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Āśās (आशास्).—2 Ā.

1) To bless, pronounce or give a blessing; ऋक्छन्दसा आशास्ते (ṛkchandasā āśāste) Ś.4; किमन्यदाशास्महे केवलं वीरप्रसवा भूयाः (kimanyadāśāsmahe kevalaṃ vīraprasavā bhūyāḥ) Uttararāmacarita 1.

2) To desire, wish, hope, expect; यस्य भवान् मङ्गलमाशास्ते (yasya bhavān maṅgalamāśāste) Ve.6; Manusmṛti 3.8; सर्वमस्मिन्वयमाशास्महे (sarvamasminvayamāśāsmahe) Ś.7; आशासत ततः शान्तिम् (āśāsata tataḥ śāntim) Bhaṭṭikāvya 17.1.

3) To order, command, relate (P. also in this sense).

4) To praise.

5) To subdue; आ नो जीवान् वरुण तासु शाधि (ā no jīvān varuṇa tāsu śādhi) Ṛgveda 2.28.9.

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

Aśas (अशस्).—[adjective] cursing, hating, foe.

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Āśas (आशस्).—[feminine] wish, expectation, hope.

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Āśās (आशास्).—[Middle](A.) wish, pray or hope for ([accusative]); expect from ([ablative]); ±āśi/ṣam & āśiṣas make supplication, utter wishes for ([dative] or [locative]).

Āśās is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and śās (शास्).

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

1) Aśas (अशस्):—[=a-śas] mfn. (√śaṃs), not blessing or wishing well, cursing, hating, [Ṛg-veda ii, 34, 9 and iv, 4, 15.]

2) Āśas (आशस्):—[=ā-śas] [from ā-śaṃs] f. (earlier form for 1. āśā) wish, desire, hope (praise [Sāyaṇa]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda vii, 57, 1.]

3) Āśās (आशास्):—[=ā-√śās] [Ātmanepada] -śāste ([Aorist] 1. [plural] ā-śiṣāmahi, [Ṛg-veda viii, 24, 1]) to desire, wish, ask, pray for;

—to hope, expect, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to instruct, order, command, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

—to subdue, [Ṛg-veda ii, 28, 9] ([ā-śādhi = ‘anuśiṣṭān kuru’ [Sāyaṇa]])

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āśās (आशास्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsāsa.

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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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