Avasrij, Avasṛj: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Avasṛj can be transliterated into English as Avasrj or Avasrij, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avasṛj (अवसृज्).—6 P.

1) To throw or cast down, pour out, let fall, drop; मयाभिमन्त्रिता पूर्वं कस्मात्त्वमवसर्जिता (mayābhimantritā pūrvaṃ kasmāttvamavasarjitā) Rām. 7.56.23; U.3.23; Ms.1.8; so सायकान्, बीजम्, वृष्टिम् (sāyakān, bījam, vṛṣṭim) &c.

2) To let loose, liberate, dismiss &c.

3) To remit.

4) To form; create.

5) To place on, throw or cast at.

6) To leave, give up, abandon; as क्रोधम् वैरम् (krodham vairam) &c.

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

Avasṛj (अवसृज्):—[=ava-√sṛj] ([subjunctive] -sṛjāt [Ṛg-veda x, 108, 5] or -sṛjat [Ṛg-veda i, 174, 4] or -sṛjat [Ṛg-veda i, 55, 6 and x, 113, 4]; Imper. 2. sg. -sṛjā, or -sṛjā; [imperfect tense] -asṛjat; perf. [Potential] -sasṛjyā, [Ṛg-veda i, 24, 13]; p. -sṛjat, [Ṛg-veda ii, 3, 10])

—to fling, throw (as arrows or the thunderbolt), [Ṛg-veda iv, 27, 3; Atharva-veda iv, 6, 7; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.;

—to throw or put into ([locative case]), [Manu-smṛti i, 8; Mahābhārata iii, 12769, Ved], to let off, let loose, let go, send, dismiss, abandon, surrender (as to misfortune, aghāya, [Ṛg-veda i, 189, 5]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.;

—to give up (as one’s anger etc.), [Mahābhārata v, 1822 and vi, 5848], (or one’s life, prāṇān) xii, 88 ;

—to pardon, [Ṛg-veda vii, 86, 5];—(any one’s life, prāṇān), [Mahābhārata iii, 3052];

—to deliver (a woman), [Ṛg-veda x, 138, 2];

—to be delivered, bring forth, [Atharva-veda i, 11, 3];

—to produce, form, shape, [Harivaṃśa 7057; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Ātmanepada] ([imperfect tense] 3. [plural] avāsṛjanta) to relax, lose energy and power, [Ṛg-veda iv, 19, 2];

— ([imperfect tense] avāsṛjat for sajat, [from] -√sañj, [Brāhmaṇa]) to attach to ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata i, 1973.]

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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. 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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