Asman, aka: Ashman, Aśman; 2 Definition(s)


Asman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Aśman can be transliterated into English as Asman or Ashman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

[Asman in Pali glossaries]

Asman, (nt.) (Vedic aśman; the usual P. forms are amha and asama2) stone, rock; only in Instr. asmanā SnA 362. (Page 89)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Asman in Sanskrit glossaries]

Aśman (अश्मन्).—a. Ved. Eating or pervading; अश्मान्नानामाधिपत्यं जगाम (aśmānnānāmādhipatyaṃ jagāma) Av.18.4.54. m. [अश्नुते व्याप्नोति संहन्त्यनेन बा° मनिन् (aśnute vyāpnoti saṃhantyanena bā° manin) Uṇ.4.146]

1) A stone; नाराचक्षेपणी- याश्मनिष्पेषोत्पतितानलम् (nārācakṣepaṇī- yāśmaniṣpeṣotpatitānalam) R.4.77.

2) A hard stone, rock.

3) Flint. ततोऽश्मसहिता धाराः संवृण्वन्त्यः समन्ततः (tato'śmasahitā dhārāḥ saṃvṛṇvantyaḥ samantataḥ) Mb.3.143.19.

4) A cloud.

5) A thunderbolt.

6) A mountain.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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