Avas, Āvas, Āvās: 8 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avas (अवस्).—n. [av-bhāve asic] Ved.

1) Protection, assistance.

2) Fame, celebrity.

3) Food, provision.

4) Wealth; riches.

5) Going.

6) Satisfaction, pleasure.

7) Wish, will, desire, aspiration. -ind. [अवर-प्रथमायाः पञ्चम्याः सप्तम्या वाऽर्थे असि, अव् आदेशः (avara-prathamāyāḥ pañcamyāḥ saptamyā vā'rthe asi, av ādeśaḥ) P.V.3.39]

1) Below, downwards, hitherward.

2) (As a preposition with instr. or abl.) (a) Below, at the lowest place. (b) Without, on the outside.

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Āvas (आवस्).—1 P. (With acc.)

1) To inhabit, dwell in; रविमावसते सतां क्रियायै (ravimāvasate satāṃ kriyāyai) V.3.7; पुरीमिमामावसत् (purīmimāmāvasat) Rām.; sometimes with loc.; Manusmṛti 7.69; रम्यं पशव्यमाजीव्यं जाङ्गलं देशमावसेत् (ramyaṃ paśavyamājīvyaṃ jāṅgalaṃ deśamāvaset) Y.1.321.

2) To be occupied or engaged, enter upon; गृहस्थाश्रमम् (gṛhasthāśramam) Manusmṛti 3.2.

3) To take part carnally; cohabit. गुरोस्तल्पमावसन् (gurostalpamāvasan) Ch. up.5.1.9.

4) To pass, spend (as night). -Caus.

1) To allow one to dwell, receive hospitably.

2) To inhabit, settle in a place.

3) To halt or encamp (for the night).

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Āvās (आवास्).—1 P. [वास् (vās) with आ (ā)] To perfume; आवासयन्तो गन्धेन जग्मुरन्यद्वनं ततः (āvāsayanto gandhena jagmuranyadvanaṃ tataḥ) Rām.2.13.41.

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

Avas (अवस्).—[av + as], n. Protection, Chr. 288, 14 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 14.

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

Avas (अवस्).—1. [neuter] favour, aid, assistance, recreation, relief, comfort, joy, inclination, desire.

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Avas (अवस्).—2. [adverb] down; as [preposition] down from ([ablative] or [instrumental]), under ([instrumental]).

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Āvas (आवस्).—settle or enter upon ([accusative]), dwell or live in ([locative]); cohabit with ([accusative]); [with] gurostalpam commit adultery with the teacher’s wife. [Causative] harbour, lodge; take up one’s abode in ([accusative]); stop, stay, [especially] over night.

Āvas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and vas (वस्).

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

1) Avas (अवस्):—1. avas n. (√av), favour, furtherance, protection, assistance, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) refreshing, [Ṛg-veda]

3) enjoyment, pleasure, [Ṛg-veda]

4) wish, desire (as of men for the gods etc., [Ṛg-veda], or of the waters for the sea, [Ṛg-veda viii, 16, 2]) (cf. -sv-avas.)

5) 2. avas ind. (once, before m, avar, [Ṛg-veda i, 133, 6]; cf. [Pāṇini 8-2, 70]) ([from] 2. ava) downwards, [Ṛg-veda]

6) (as a [preposition]) down from ([ablative] or [instrumental case]), [Ṛg-veda]

7) below (with [instrumental case]), [Ṛg-veda i, 164, 7 and 18, x, 67, 4.]

8) Avās (अवास्):—(√2. as), ([Vedic or Veda] [indeclinable participle] avāsyā) to put down, [Ṛg-veda i, 140, 10.]

9) Āvas (आवस्):—[=ā-vas] -√5. vas [Parasmaipada] -vasati, to abide, dwell;

—to spend (time), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa];

—to enter, inhabit;

—to take possession of [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.;

—to sleep with, [Manu-smṛti] :

—[Causal] -vāsayati, to cause or allow any one to dwell or abide;

—to receive hospitably, [Rāmāyaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī];

—to inhabit, settle in a place, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

10) Āvās (आवास्):—[=ā-√vās] Caus. -vāsayati, to perfume, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 103, 40.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āvas (आवस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āusa, Āvasa.

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Avas in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avas in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) residence; dwelling place; ~[si] resident..—avas (आवास) is alternatively transliterated as Āvāsa.

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