Avarsha, Avarṣa: 6 definitions


Avarsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Avarṣa can be transliterated into English as Avarsa or Avarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avarṣa (अवर्ष).—Want of rain, drought; करोतु भर्तृकोऽवर्षाम् (karotu bhartṛko'varṣām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.94.33.

Derivable forms: avarṣaḥ (अवर्षः).

See also (synonyms): avarṣaṇa.

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

Avarṣa (अवर्ष).—m. drought, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 35, 28. Aṣṭavarṣa, i. e.

Avarṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and varṣa (वर्ष).

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

Avarṣa (अवर्ष).—[neuter] want of rain, drought.

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

1) Avarṣa (अवर्ष):—[=a-varṣa] n. want of rain, drought, [Mahābhārata xii, 1208; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Avarṣā (अवर्षा):—[=a-varṣā] [from a-varṣa] f. idem, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4579.]

3) Āvarṣa (आवर्ष):—a See ā-√vṛṣ.

4) [=ā-varṣa] [from ā-vṛṣ] b m. pouring, raining.

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