Jalasaya, Jalāsaya, Jalashaya, Jala-ashaya, Jalaśaya, Jala-shaya: 9 definitions

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Jalasaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Jalaśaya can be transliterated into English as Jalasaya or Jalashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jal-āśaya.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’; see sāgara. Note: jal-āśaya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jalāsaya : ((jala + asaya), m.) a lake; an artificial tank.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jalāśaya (जलाशय).—m (S) A reservoir or collection of water;--as the ocean, a sea, lake, tank, pond, well, basin, trough.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jalāśaya (जलाशय).—m A collection of water.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—a.

1) resting or lying in water.

2) stupid, dull, apathetic. (-yaḥ) 1 a pond, lake, reservoir.

2) a fish.

3) the ocean.

4) the fragrant root of a plant (uśīra).

Jalāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and āśaya (आशय).

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Jalaśaya (जलशय).—m. an epithet of Viṣṇu;

Derivable forms: jalaśayaḥ (जलशयः).

Jalaśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and śaya (शय). See also (synonyms): jalaśayana, jalaśāyin.

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

Jalaśaya (जलशय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Vishnu. E. jala water, and śaya who sleeps; he is supposed to sleep borne by his serpent couch above the ocean, during the four months of the periodical rains in India; also during the intervals of the submersion of the world. jale śete śī-ac . 7 ta0 sa0 .

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Jalāśaya (जलाशय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Stupid, dull, cold, apathetic. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A pond, a tank, a lake, a reservoir or any piece of water. 2. The ocean. n.

(-yaṃ) A fragrant grass, (Androdgon muricatum.) E. jala water, and āśaya an abode or receptacle, or jala for jaḍa cold, and āśaya disposition.

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

1) Jalaśaya (जलशय):—[=jala-śaya] [from jala] m. ‘reposing on water (id est. on his serpent-couch above the waters, during the 4 months of the periodical rains and during the intervals of the submersion of the world)’, Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Jalāśaya (जलाशय):—[from jala] mfn. lying in water, [Mahābhārata iii, 11123]

3) [v.s. ...] stupid, [Kathāsaritsāgara vi, 58 (and 1 32?) ]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a reservoir, pond, lake, ocean, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] = la-kubjaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] n. = la-moda, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Jalāśayā (जलाशया):—[from jalāśaya > jala] f. a kind of grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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