Astha, Āsthā, Asthā, Ashtha: 12 definitions

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Astha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Astha (अस्थ).—[अ, आ (a, ā) and आ३ (ā3)]. This term is used in Ṛk Tantra cf. अस्थनामिनी सन्ध्यम् (asthanāminī sandhyam) R.T.94, अस्थ (astha) possibly means 'belonging to अ (a) i. e. all the three grades ह्रस्व, दीर्घ (hrasva, dīrgha) and प्लुत (pluta) of अ'.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āsthā (आस्था).—f (S) Care or concern about; engagedness or interestedness in; zeal, ardor, or desire:--opp. to lukewarmness or indifference. 2 Hope, wishful expectation. v kara Faith or belief.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āsthā (आस्था).—f Care or concern about, zeal. Hope, faith.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asthā (अस्था).—Ved. At once; नेममाविरस्था कृणोति (nemamāvirasthā kṛṇoti) Rv.1.48.1.

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Āsthā (आस्था).—1 P.

1) To stand or remain on or by, to occupy. Śvet.2.5.

2) To ascend, mount; रथम्, स्यन्दनम् (ratham, syandanam) &c.

3) To use, have recourse to, resort to, practise, take, assume, follow; यथा यथा हि सद्वृत्तमातिष्ठन्त्यनसूयकाः (yathā yathā hi sadvṛttamātiṣṭhantyanasūyakāḥ) Ms.1.128, 2.133,1.11; समाधिमास्थाय (samādhimāsthāya) Ku.5.2 practising concentration of mind; स्वरूपम् (svarūpam) Ku.5.84. assuming his own form; तनुम् (tanum) Mu.7.19; R.6.72; कूर्मसंकोचमास्थाय प्रहारानपि मर्षयेत् (kūrmasaṃkocamāsthāya prahārānapi marṣayet) Pt.3.21 contracting himself like a tortoise; पदमातस्थुषा (padamātasthuṣā) Ku.6.72 taking a place among; व्रतम् (vratam) Ve.3.21; so स्त्रीरूपम् (strīrūpam) Pt.3.31; आस्थितबिषादधियः (āsthitabiṣādadhiyaḥ) Ki.6.29 gloomy; तं तं नियममास्थाय (taṃ taṃ niyamamāsthāya) Bg.7.2,8.12; K.165; आस्थितविष्टरः (āsthitaviṣṭaraḥ) R.15.79; सुहृदास्थितायां सभायाम् (suhṛdāsthitāyāṃ sabhāyām) Ku.7.29; विषमग्निं जलं रज्जुमास्थास्ये तव कारणात् (viṣamagniṃ jalaṃ rajjumāsthāsye tava kāraṇāt) Mb. use; चिन्तामौनमि- वास्थिता (cintāmaunami- vāsthitā) V.4.67 lost in moody abstraction.

4) To do, perform, carry out.

5) To recognise, acknowledge, own.

6) To exhibit, aim at.

7) To undertake, promise, agree.

8) To behave. -Caus.

1) To cause to stand.

2) To hold fast, cling to.

3) To collect, obtain.

4) To place in, infix.

5) To show, represent, introduce; प्रविश्य स्थापकस्तद्वत्काव्यमास्थापयेत्ततः (praviśya sthāpakastadvatkāvyamāsthāpayettataḥ) S. D.283; Mv.1.13.

6) To step.

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Āsthā (आस्था).—[āsthā-aṅ]

1) Regard, care, respect, consideration, care for (with loc.); न संभ्रमो न भीः काचिदास्था वा समजायत (na saṃbhramo na bhīḥ kācidāsthā vā samajāyata) Mb.12.281.12; मर्त्येष्वास्थापराङ्मुखः (martyeṣvāsthāparāṅmukhaḥ) R.1.43; मय्यप्यास्था न ते चेत् (mayyapyāsthā na te cet) Bh.3.3;2.98; see अनास्था (anāsthā) also.

2) Assent, promise.

3) Prop, support, stay.

4) Hope, confidence; जयलक्ष्म्यां बबन्धास्थाम् (jayalakṣmyāṃ babandhāsthām) Rāj.1.5.245.

5) An effort.

6) State, condition.

7) An assembly.

8) A place or means of abiding.

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

Āsthā (आस्था).—f.

(-sthā) 1. Prop, stay, place or means of abiding. 2. An assembly. 3. Effort, pains, care. 4. Consideration, regard. E. āṅ before sthā to stay, to stand, aṅ and ṭāp affs.

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

Āsthā (आस्था).—āsthā f. 1. Stay, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 93. 2. Trust, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 96. 3. Regard, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 59.

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

Asthā (अस्था).—[adverb] immediately.

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Āsthā (आस्था).—[feminine] consideration, care, wish, interest, inclination ([with] [locative] or —°).

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Āsthā (आस्था).—stand on ([locative]); mount, ascend; step into, enter; take one’s place at, resort to ([accusative]); get to, partake of, enjoy ([accusative]); undergo, incur; take, choose, use, employ. [Middle] accede to, acknowledge; stand by, set a value upon ([locative]). [Causative] cause to ascend or enter, introduce; cause to stay, keep back; put, place, lay; bring near, procure; fix in. fasten to ([locative]).

Āsthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and sthā (स्था).

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

1) Astha (अस्थ):—only ifc. for asthi q.v. e.g. an-astha, ūru-astha, puruṣāstha q.v.

2) Asthā (अस्था):—ind. (?) at once, [Ṛg-veda x, 48, 10.]

3) Āṣṭhā (आष्ठा):—f. region, quarter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Āsthā (आस्था):—[=ā-sthā] 1. ā-√sthā [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -tiṣṭhati, -te, to stand or remain on or by;

—to ascend, mount;

—to stay near, go towards, resort to, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kumāra-sambhava] etc.;

—to act according to, follow, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to undertake, perform, do, carry out, practise, use, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to side or take part with, be of the opinion of;

—to maintain, affirm, [Patañjali];

—to acknowledge;

—to take care for, have regard for, [Mahābhārata; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] etc.:

—[Causal] -sthāpayati, to cause to ascend, [Kauśika-sūtra];

—to cause to stay or stop;

—to arrest, stop, [Ṛg-veda; Kauśika-sūtra];

—to fix into, put into, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to hurt, [Ṛg-veda];

—to constipate;

—to strengthen, [Suśruta];

—to introduce, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-sthā f. consideration, regard, care, care for (with [locative case] e.g. mayy āsthā, care for me), [Hitopadeśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] assent, promise, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] confidence, hope

8) [v.s. ...] prop, stay, support, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] place or means of abiding, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] an assembly, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] state, condition, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Āsthā (आस्था):—[ā-sthā] (sthā) 1. f. Prop, stay; effort.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Astha (अस्थ):—n. = asthi Knochen.

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Asthā (अस्था):—Adv. etwa sogleich.

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Āṣṭhā (आष्ठा):—f. Weltgegend.

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Āsthā (आस्था):—f. (adj. Comp. f. ā) —

1) Verlangen nach , Interesse für , Sorge um , Lust an , Drang zu (Loc. oder im Comp. vorangehend) [Bālarāmāyaṇa 47,2.] [Indische sprüche 4444.] Instr. so v.a. mit Leib und Seele , nur darauf bedacht [2304.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 81,113.87,24.] —

2) *Einwilligung , Versprechen.

3) *Stütze.

4) *Versammlung.

5) *Aufenthalt.

6) *Zustand.

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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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