Ashreyas, Aśreyas: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Aśreyas can be transliterated into English as Asreyas or Ashreyas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśreyas (अश्रेयस्).—a.

1) Not better, inferior, worse; अश्रेयान् श्रेयसीं जातिं गच्छत्यासप्तमाद्युगात् (aśreyān śreyasīṃ jātiṃ gacchatyāsaptamādyugāt) Ms.1.62.

2) Worthless, useless. n. (-s) Mischief, unhappiness.

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

Aśreyas (अश्रेयस्).—mfn.

(-yān-yasī-yaḥ) 1. Worthless, useless, unprofitable, bad. 2. Inferior, worse. E. a neg. śreyas excellent.

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

1) Aśreyas (अश्रेयस्):—[=a-śreyas] mfn. ([Comparative degree]) not the better, inferior, [Manu-smṛti x, 64; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] n. (as) mischief, [Mahābhārata iii, 1195; v, 7079; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Aśreyas (अश्रेयस्):—[(yān-yasī-yaḥ) a.] Worthless.

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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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