Etasha, aka: Etaśa; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Etaśa can be transliterated into English as Etasa or Etasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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1) Etaśa (एतश).—A sage who is greatly extolled in the Ṛgveda. The son of King Svaśa fought with this sage and it was Indra who saved Etaśa then. (Sūkta 62, Anuvāka 11, Maṇḍala 1, Ṛgveda.).

2) Etaśa (एतश).—One of the horses of the Sun. (Sūkta 122, Anuvāka 18, Maṇḍala 1, Ṛgveda).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Etaśa (एतश).—a. Ved. Of a variegated colour, shining; येन वृश्चादेतशो ब्रह्मणस्पतिः (yena vṛścādetaśo brahmaṇaspatiḥ) Rv.1.53.9.

-śaḥ A dappled horse (particularly the horses of the sun).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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