Chas: 6 definitions



Chas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhas.

Ambiguity: Although Chas has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cash. It further has the optional forms Chaṣ and Chash.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Chas (छस्).—tad. affix ईय (īya) added to the word भवत् (bhavat) in the general शैषिक (śaiṣika) senses, e. g. भवदीयः (bhavadīyaḥ); cf P. IV.2.115. The mute letter स् (s) has been attached to the affix छस् (chas) So that the base भवत् (bhavat) before it could be termed pada (cf. सिति च (siti ca) P, I.4.16) and as a result have the consonant त् (t) changed into द् (d) by P. VIII.2.39.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Chas refers to “[Chas! chas! Chas!] Sound of drinking milk/ or any liquid”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chaṣ (छष्).—1 U. (chaṣati-te) To hurt, injure, kill.

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

Chaṣ (छष्).— (v. r. kaś and kaṣ), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.], [Ātmanepada.] To kill, to hurt.

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

Chaṣ (छष्):—[class] 1. [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] to hurt, [Dhātupāṭha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Chas 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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