Ashis, Āśis, Ashish: 12 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Āśis can be transliterated into English as Asis or Ashis, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Āśis (आशिस्).—The benedictive mood, cf. किदाशिषि (kidāśiṣi) P.III.4.104, called regularly as आशीर्लिङ् (āśīrliṅ).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Āśis (आशिस्) (=āśīḥ?) refers to one of the various Alaṅkāras (‘figures of speech’) classified as Artha (‘sense’), as employed in the Bhīṣmacarita (Bhishma Charitra) which is a mahākāvya (‘epic poem’) written by Hari Narayan Dikshit.—In the poem, the poet has deliberately used ‘āśīḥ-alaṅkāra’. For instance, in verse I.11 of the Bhīṣmacarita the poet bows down again and again to the great poet and sage Vyāsa, the composer of the Purāṇas, and thus starts writing on the life-sketch of Bhīṣmapitāmaha and hope that he will guide him in this direction.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āśis (आशिस्) refers to “(bestowing) blessings”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī spoke to the seven Sages: “After saying thus and bowing to those sages, the daughter of the mountain stopped and remembered Śiva with an unruffled mind. On realising the resoluteness of Pārvatī, the sages hailed her and bestowed excellent blessings [i.e., āśisdaduścāśiṣamuttamām] upon her. O sage, after bowing to the goddess, the sages who wanted to test her, were delighted. They immediately returned to Śiva’s abode. Having reached the place they informed Śiva of all the details. Taking leave of Him with respect, they went to the heaven”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Āśis (आशिस्) refers to “(receiving) good wishes”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “[...] He is born in a good family, his mother is blessed, and he receives good wishes (āśismātā tasmin saṅgatā āśiṣaśca). He knows everything about [Śārikā,] the beloved of Śiva, who has fathomed true knowledge through devotion. My devotion to you nourishes me every day, as the rise of the full moon always nourishes the ocean. On account of the true affluence of victorious devotion to you I even ignore the excellent Lakṣmī. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Āśis (आशिस्).—f.

(-śīḥ) 1. Blessing, benediction, bestowing or wishing, a blessing upon others. 2. A serpent’s fang. E. āṅ before śās to rule, kvip affix, and ā is changed to i.

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

Āśis (आशिस्).—i. e. ā-śās, f. Benediction, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 32, 11.

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

Āśis (आशिस्).—1. [feminine] prayer, wish, benediction.

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Āśis (आशिस्).—2. & āśī [feminine] a serpent’s fang.

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

1) Āśis (आशिस्):—[from ā-śās] 1. āśis f. asking for, prayer, wish, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] blessing, benediction

3) [v.s. ...] wishing for any other, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Kumāra-sambhava; Śakuntalā etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a particular medicament

5) [v.s. ...] (for 2. āśis See sub voce)

6) 2. āśis f. a serpent’s fang

7) (for 1. āśis See ā-√śās.)

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

Āśis (आशिस्):—[ā-śis] (śīḥ) 5. f. Blessing, benediction; a serpent’s fang.

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

Āśiṣ (आशिष्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ashis 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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