Asphal, Āsphal: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āsphal (आस्फल्).—1 P. or Caus.

1) To cause to flap, rock or shake; to strike or press against; आस्फलितं यत्प्रमदाकराग्रैः (āsphalitaṃ yatpramadākarāgraiḥ) R.16.13; पयोराशेरोघः प्रलयपवनास्फलित इव (payorāśeroghaḥ pralayapavanāsphalita iva) Uttararāmacarita 5.9. lashed, stirred; Nāg.1.; शिलायामास्फालितः (śilāyāmāsphālitaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

2) To twang; धनुरास्फालयन् (dhanurāsphālayan) Uttararāmacarita 4.

3) To sound, play upon (as a lute), strike; वीणामास्फालयन्तीम् (vīṇāmāsphālayantīm) K.131; Śiśupālavadha 1.9.

4) To rend assunder, tear in pieces.

See also (synonyms): āsphul.

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

Āsphal (आस्फल्):—[=ā-√sphal] Caus. -sphālayati, to cause to flap;

—to rock, shake, throw, [Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Uttararāma-carita] etc.;

—to tear asunder, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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