Lash, Laś, Laṣ: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Laś and Laṣ can be transliterated into English as Las or Lash, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laś (लश्).—1 U. (lāśayati-te) To exercise or practise any art; cf. लस् (las).

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Laṣ (लष्).—I. 1, 4 P. (laṣati-te, laṣyati-te, laṣita) To wish, desire, long for, be eager for; रामाच्युतौ बो लषतो बुभुक्षितौ (rāmācyutau bo laṣato bubhukṣitau) Bhāg.1.23.7; (usually with the preposition abhi q. v.). -II. 1 U. (lāṣayati-te) = लश् (laś) q. v.

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Las (लस्).—I. 1 P. (lasati, lasita)

1) To shine, glitter, flash; मुक्ताहारेण लसता हसतीव स्तनद्वयम् (muktāhāreṇa lasatā hasatīva stanadvayam) K. P.1; करवाणि चरणद्वयं सरसलसदलक्तकरागम् (karavāṇi caraṇadvayaṃ sarasalasadalaktakarāgam) Gīt.1; Amaru.19; बालेन नक्तंसमयेन मुक्तं रौप्यं लसड्डिम्बमिवेन्दुबिम्बम् (bālena naktaṃsamayena muktaṃ raupyaṃ lasaḍḍimbamivendubimbam) N.22.53 (v. l.).

2) To appear, arise, come to light.

3) To embrace.

4) To play, frolic about, skip about, dance.

4) To sound, resound. -Caus. (lāsayati-te)

1) To cause to shine, grace, adorn.

2) To cause to dance.

3) To exercise an art.

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

Laś (लश्).—r. 10th cl. (lāśayati-te) To be skilful or clever, to do any thing skilfully and scientifically. (This root is sometimes written laṣ or las).

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Laṣ (लष्).—r. 1st and 4th cls. (laṣati-te or laṣyati-te) To desire, to like, to love. (abhi is usually prefixed.) r. 10th cl. (lāṣayati-te) To be skilful.

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Las (लस्).—r. 1st cl. (lasati) 1. To embrace. 2. To sport or play. 3. To glitter. 4. To arise. With ud, 1. To glitter. 2. To appear. 3. To blow, to open. With pari, To appear gaudy. With vi, To sound, to echo. r. 10th cl. (lāsayati-te) 1. To be skilful, to do any thing skilfully or scientifically. 2. To work. With ut prefixed, 1. To shine, to be brilliant or splendid. 2. To be happy or delighted. With vi, To gambol, to sport, especially amorously.

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

Laś (लश्).—see 2. las.

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Laṣ (लष्).— (akin to 1. las, cf. lālasa), i. 1 and 4, [Parasmaipada.] To desire; cf. 2. las.

— With the prep. abhi abhi, 1. To desire, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 13, 20; to covet, [Hitopadeśa] 69, 5; Mahābhārata 1, 6580. 2. To take, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 107. abhilaṣita, n. Desire, [Hitopadeśa] 95, 4, M.M.

— Cf. probably etc.; [Latin] lascivus; [Gothic.] luston, lustus; A. S. lust, lyst, lystan.

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Las (लस्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To embrace. 2. To sport or play. 3. To shine, Mahābhārata 3, 15533. [Causal.] lāsaya, To cause to sport, to move, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 23.

— With the prep. ud ud, 1. To sport, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 152; [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 9, 86. 2. To shine, [Śiśupālavadha] 20, 56. [Causal.] 1. To cause to shine, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 8. 2. To delight, [Hitopadeśa] 21, 15.

— With prod pra-ud, To shine, [Śiśupālavadha] 2, 19.

— With samud sam-ud, 1. To break forth, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 193. 2. To shine forth, [Śiśupālavadha] 8, 65. 3. To sport. samullasita, 1. Sportive. 2. Beautiful.

— With vi vi, 1. To sport, to dally, [Hitopadeśa] 42, 9; with upari in upari-vi -lasant, Flashing up, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 48. 2. To play, to exhibit, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 237. 3. To shine, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 23; 36 (to flash); [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 461 (yena vilasitam, Who has lived in a brilliant style). vilasita, Sportive, wanton. n. 1. Wanton pastime. 2. Splendour. [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 46; flashing, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 137. Comp. Durvitasita, i. e. dus-, n. A wicked trick, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 104, 7.

— With pravi pra-vi, To break forth, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 24, 14.

— Cf. probably [Latin] ludo; see laṣ.

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Las (लस्).—laṣ LaṢ, laś LaŚ, i. 10, [Parasmaipada.] To do anything skilfully.

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

Laṣ (लष्).—laṣati (laṣate & laṣyati) [participle] laṣita desire, long for, strive after ([accusative]).

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Las (लस्).—lasati [participle] lasita gleam, glance; sound forth; appear, rise (only lasant & lasamāna), sport, play. [Causative] lāsayati (cause or teach to) dance.

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

1) Laś (लश्):—[class] 10. [Parasmaipada] lāśayati, to exercise an art, [Dhātupāṭha xxxiii, 55] ([varia lectio] for las).

2) Laṣ (लष्):—(cf.las) [class] 1. 4.[Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxi, 23]; cf. [Pāṇini 3-1, 70]) laṣati, te, laṣyati, te ([perfect tense] lalāṣa, leṣe; [Aorist] alAzIt, alaṣiṣṭa; [future] laṣitā; ṣiṣyati, te; [infinitive mood] laṣitum),

2) —to wish, desire, long for ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (mostly with [preposition] abhi);

2) —to strive after, approach ([accusative]), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]] :

2) —[Causal], or [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] lāṣayati ([Aorist] alīlaṣat), to exercise an art, [Dhātupāṭha xxxiii, 55] ([varia lectio] for las) :—[Desiderative] lilaṣiṣati [grammar]:—[Intensive] lālaṣyate, lālaṣṭi, [ib.]

3) Las (लस्):—1. las [class] 1. [Parasmaipada], ([Dhātupāṭha xvii, 64]) lasati (only p. lasat, lasamāna, and [perfect tense] lalāsa; [grammar] also [Aorist] alasīt; [future], lasitā, lasiṣyati),

—to shine, flash, glitter, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to appear, come to light, arise, [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to sound, resound, [ib.] (cf.ras);

—to play, sport, frolic, [Chandomañjarī];

—to embrace, [Dhātupāṭha] :—[Causal], or [class] 10. ([Dhātupāṭha xxxiii 55]), lāsayati ([Aorist] alīlasat; [Passive voice] lāsyate),

—to dance, [Rāmāyaṇa];

—to cause to teach to dance, [Vikramorvaśī];

—to exercise an art (cf.laś), [Dhātupāṭha]

4) cf. [Latin] lascivus, lascivire.

5) 2. las mfn. shining, glittering (See a-las).

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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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