Ashleshabhava, Ashlesha-bhava, Aśleṣābhava: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Aśleṣābhava can be transliterated into English as Aslesabhava or Ashleshabhava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśleṣābhava (अश्लेषाभव).—Name of Ketu, i. e. the descending node.

Derivable forms: aśleṣābhavaḥ (अश्लेषाभवः).

Aśleṣābhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśleṣā and bhava (भव). See also (synonyms): aśleṣāja, aśleṣābhū.

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

Aśleṣābhava (अश्लेषाभव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A mane of Ketu or the dragon’s head: see ketu. E. aśleṣā the asterism, and bhava born, born under the sign Asleha; or aśleṣā disjunction, and bhava produced; as Ketu was formed of the lower extremeties which had been sundered by Vishnu from Rahu.

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

Aśleṣābhava (अश्लेषाभव):—[=a-śleṣā-bhava] [from a-śleṣā] m. the Ketu (or descending node), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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