Atharvashiras, Atharvaśiras, Atharvan-shiras: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Atharvaśiras can be transliterated into English as Atharvasiras or Atharvashiras, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atharvaśiras (अथर्वशिरस्).—n. (atharvaṇo vedasya śikhā śira iva vā brahmavidyāpratipādakatvena śreṣṭhatvāt) Name of an Upaniṣad dealing with Brahmavidyā. अथर्वशिरसोऽध्येता ब्रह्मचारी यतव्रतः (atharvaśiraso'dhyetā brahmacārī yatavrataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.9.29.

Atharvaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms atharvan and śiras (शिरस्). See also (synonyms): atharvaśikhā.

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

Atharvaśiras (अथर्वशिरस्).—[neuter] T. of an Upaniṣad.

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

1) Atharvaśiras (अथर्वशिरस्):—[=atharva-śiras] [from atharva > atharvan] n. idem

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a kind of brick, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Mahāpuruṣa.

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

Atharvaśiras (अथर्वशिरस्):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-raḥ) The name of an Upanishad of the Atharvaveda. E. atharvan and śiras ‘the head’ i. e. the principal Upanishad of the A. V.

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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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