Aspada, Āspada: 7 definitions


Aspada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Āspada (आस्पद) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mayamata XIX.10-12, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āspada (आस्पद).—n S A place. In comp. as ahaṅkārāspada Seat of consciousness or self, the body; guṇāspada Seat of excellencies or qualities, a clever, learned, or virtuous man; mōhāspada Seat of desire, woman, money &c.; mamatāspada Centre of one's affections, a son &c.; lōbhāspada, harṣāspada, śōkāspada, duḥkhāspada, sukhāspada &c.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद).—[ā-pad-gha suṭ ca]

1) A place, site, seat, room; तस्यास्पदं श्रीर्युवराजसंज्ञितम् (tasyāspadaṃ śrīryuvarājasaṃjñitam) R.3.36; ध्यानास्पदं भूतपतेर्विवेश (dhyānāspadaṃ bhūtapaterviveśa) Ku.3.43,5.1,48,69; कथं तादृशानां गिरि वैतथ्यमास्पदं कुर्यात् (kathaṃ tādṛśānāṃ giri vaitathyamāspadaṃ kuryāt) K.174; राजन्यास्पदमलभत (rājanyāspadamalabhata) Dk.16 obtained a hold on the king.

2) (Fig.) An abode, subject, receptacle; निधनता सर्वापदामास्पदम् (nidhanatā sarvāpadāmāspadam) Mk.1.14; करिण्यः कारुण्यास्पदम् (kariṇyaḥ kāruṇyāspadam) Bv.1.2. आस्पदं त्वमसि सर्वसंपदाम् (āspadaṃ tvamasi sarvasaṃpadām) Ki.13.39; so दोष°, उपहास° (doṣa°, upahāsa°) &c.

3) Rank, position, station; काव्यार्थभावनेनायमपि सभ्यपदास्प- दम् (kāvyārthabhāvanenāyamapi sabhyapadāspa- dam) D.

4) Dignity, authority, office; लब्धास्पदोऽस्मीति विवादभीरोः (labdhāspado'smīti vivādabhīroḥ) M.1.17.

5) Business, affair.

6) Prop, support.

7) The tenth place from the लग्न (lagna) (in Astrol.) q. v.

Derivable forms: āspadam (आस्पदम्).

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

Āspada (आस्पद).—n.

(-daṃ) 1. Business, affair. 2. Office, rank, station. 3. Dignity. 4. Authority. 5. Place, site. E. āṅ before pad to go, deriv. irr.

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

Āspada (आस्पद).—i. e. perhaps āt-pada, n. 1. A place, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 44. 2. palace, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 235. 3. A position, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 184.

— Cf. perhaps [Latin] oppidum.

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

Āspada (आस्पद).—[neuter] place, seat, station, abode; object for (—°). dī bhū become an object of (—°).

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

1) Āspada (आस्पद):—n. (ifc. mf(ā)n. [from] pada with ā prefixed, s being inserted), place, seat, abode, [Śakuntalā; Kathāsaritsāgara; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Bhartṛhari; Daśakumāra-carita] etc.

2) the tenth lunar mansion, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

3) business, affair

4) dignity, authority

5) power, [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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