Jhasha, aka: Jhasa, Jhaṣa; 5 Definition(s)


Jhasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Jhaṣa can be transliterated into English as Jhasa or Jhasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Jhaṣa (झष) is mentioned in the story of Manu told in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa, where it means a ‘great fish’ (mahā-matsya) according to the commentator. Eggeling suggests that a horned fish is meant, because in the Taittirīya Saṃhitā the Iḍā, or personified libation, is represented as a cow, and this may have brought in the idea of a horned fish in the later form of an old legend. But cf. Jaṣa (जष).

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jhasa : (m.) a fish.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Jhasa, (?) a window or opening in general J. II, 334. (Page 286)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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

jhāsā (झासा).—m Holding out threats of injury or evil. v kara, mhaṇa, liha. A method of extortion or intimidation, and contrad. from trāgā Inflicting of injury upon one's self with the same object. Both words are assigned to the Gujarati language.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Jhaṣa (झष).—1 A fish in general; झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि (jhaṣāṇāṃ makaraścāsmi) Bg.1.31; cf. words like झषकेतन (jhaṣaketana) below.

2) A large fish.

3) The sign Pisces of the zodiac.

4) Heat, warmth.

5) The sign Capricornus of the zodiac.

-ṣam 1 A forest, wood.

2) A desert, dreary forest.

Derivable forms: jhaṣaḥ (झषः).

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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