Asman, Ashman, Aśman: 6 definitions


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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Aśman (अश्मन्).—m.

(-śmā) A stone or rock. E. aśa to spread, &c. manin Unadi aff.

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

Aśman (अश्मन्).—1. [masculine] eater.

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Aśman (अश्मन्).—2. [masculine] rock, stone, thunderbolt, sky. aśman [locative] in the sky. Du. heaven and earth.

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

1) Aśman (अश्मन्):—[from aśna] 1. aśman m. an eater, [Atharva-veda xviii, 4, 54.]

2) [from aśna] 2. aśman m. (once aśman, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii]), a stone, rock, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a precious stone, [Ṛg-veda v, 47, 3; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vi]

4) [v.s. ...] any instrument made of stone (as a hammer etc.), [Ṛg-veda] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] thunderbolt, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] a cloud, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]

7) [v.s. ...] the firmament, [Ṛg-veda v, 30, 8; 56, 4; vii, 88, 2]

8) [v.s. ...] cf. [Zend] asman; [Persian] aṣmān; [Lithuanian] akmu; [Slavonic or Slavonian] kamy.

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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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