Jhasha, Jhasa, Jhaṣa: 9 definitions
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 (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
jhasa : (m.) a fish.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Jhasa, (?) a window or opening in general J. II, 334. (Page 286)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and 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.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) 1. A fish. 2. The sign “Pisces” of the Zodiac. 3. Heat, warmth. 4. A forest, a thicket. f.
(-ṣā) A plant, (Hedysarum lagopodioides.) n.
(-ṣaṃ) Waste land. E. jhaṣ to injure, affix karmaṇi gha .
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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Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 1 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Introduction to volume 2 (kāṇḍa 3-4) < [Introductions]
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CC - Various other medicinal Recipes (continued) < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 40 - The army of Demons (Asuras) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 43 - Gaurī’s Marriage < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)