Bhasas, Bhāsas: 8 definitions


Bhasas 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhāsas (भासस्).—(See Bhāsī).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāsas (भासस्).—n. Brightness, light; भासांसि वस्ते सूर्यो न शुक्रः (bhāsāṃsi vaste sūryo na śukraḥ) Ṛv.6.4.3.

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

Bhāsas (भासस्).—n.

(-saḥ) Light, lustre. E. bhās to shine, asic aff.

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

Bhāsas (भासस्).—1. [neuter] light, lustre.

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Bhāsas (भासस्).—2. [neuter] food.

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

1) Bhāsas (भासस्):—[from bhās] 1. bhāsas n. (for 2. See [column]2) brightness, light, lustre, [Ṛg-veda vi, 4, 3; 12, 5.]

2) 2. bhāsas n. (√bhas) food, prey, [Ṛg-veda iv, 33, 4] (cf. 1. bhāsas, [column] 1).

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

Bhāsas (भासस्):—(saḥ) 5. n. Light, lustre.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhasas 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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