Nasa, Nāsa, Nāsā, Nasha, Nasā: 15 definitions

Introduction

Nasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Nāsā (नासा) is a Sanskrit technical term, referring to the “nose”. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Nāsā (नासा) is another name for Vāsā, a medicinal plant identified with Adhatoda vasica Nees, synonym of Justicia adhatoda (“malabar nut”), from the Acanthaceae or acanthus family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.47-49 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Nāsā and Vāsā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Nāsā (नासा) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “nose”. It is one of the fourteen Adhyātma (pertaining to the body) mentioned in the Subālopaniṣad (fifth section). The corresponding Ādhibhūta (pertaining to the elements) is called ghrātavya (the odoriferous) and the corresponding Adhidaivata (presiding deity) is pṛthivī (the earth). Accordingly, “the nādis form their bond (or connect them). He who moves in the nose (nāsā), in the odoriferous (ghrātavya), in the earth (pṛthivī), in the nādis, in prāṇa, in vijñāna, in ānanda, in the ākāśa of the heart and within all else—That is Ātman. It is that which should be worshipped. It is without old age, death, fear, sorrow or end.”

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nāsā (नासा) refers to the “nose”. It is one of the six minor limbs (upāṅga) used in dramatic performance, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

These are the seven gestures of the nose (nāsā):

  1. natā (clinging),
  2. mandā (at rest),
  3. vikṛṣṭā (blown),
  4. socchvāsā (drawing air),
  5. vikūṇitā (contracted),
  6. svābhāvikā (natural).
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Nāśa (नाश).—Elision, the word is used in grammar as a synonym of 'lopa.'

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N (Knowledge).

The progress achieved through the satipatthana enables one to realise several nasas, which are stages of knowledge (or wisdom). There are also nasas that are specific to a Buddha, while others are peculiar to an arahanta, etc.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāsa : (m.) ruin; destruction; death. || nāsā (f.), the nose.

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

Nāsa, (Sk. nāśa, see nassati) destruction, ruin, death J. I, 5, 256; Sdhp. 58, 319. Usually vi°, also adj. vināsaka. Cp. panassati. (Page 351)

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Nāsā, (f.) (Vedic nāsā (du.); Lat. nāris, Ohg. nasa, Ags. nasu) 1. the nose, Sn. 198, 608.—2. the trunk (of an elephant) J. V, 297 (nāga°-uru); Sdhp. 153.

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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

naśā (नशा).—f ( A) Intoxicated state. 2 Intoxicating drugs or liquors: also intoxicating quality.

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nasa (नस).—m ( A) The ascending or descending por- tion of the colon. 2 A vein: also a sinew. 3 An instrument for paring the nails. 4 ( H) Snuff. 5 (nasya S) Anything administered medicinally through the nose, an errhine. nasa ghēṇēṃ or tōḍaṇēṃ To bleed. nasa dharaṇēṃ-dābaṇēṃ To arrest and stop (a person or business in progress); to compress the pulse of.

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nāśa (नाश).—m (S) Annihilation, destruction, ruin. 2 Damage, detriment, injury, loss. 3 In arithmetic. Elimination. nāśāprata pāvaṇēṃ To go to ruin.

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nāśā (नाशा).—a (Laxly formed from nāśa) Mischievous, destructive, that delights in injuring and spoiling.

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nāsa (नास).—m (nāśa S) Destruction or ruin: also damage, detriment, loss.

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nāsa (नास).—f ē ( H) Snuff.

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nāsā (नासा).—f S The nose. 2 The upper piece of a door-frame, lintel: opp. to śilā the threshold.

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

naśā (नशा).—f Intoxicated state. Intoxicating drugs or liquors.

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nasa (नस).—m The ascending or descending portion of the colon. A vein: also a sinew. An instrument for paring the nails. Snuff. Anything administered medicinally through the nose. nasa ghēṇēṃ or tōḍaṇēṃ To bleed nasa dharaṇēṃ-dābaṇēṃ To arrest and stop.

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nāśa (नाश).—m Destruction, ruin. Damage, loss.

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nāśā (नाशा).—a Mischievous, destructive.

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nāsa (नास).—m Destruction or ruin.

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nāsa (नास).—m f Snuff.

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nāsā (नासा).—f The nose. The upper piece of a door-frame, lintel.

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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

Nasā (नसा).—The nose.

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Nāśa (नाश).—[naś-bhāve ghañ]

1) Disappearance; गता नाशं तारा उपकृतमसाधाविव जने (gatā nāśaṃ tārā upakṛtamasādhāviva jane) Mk.5.25.

2) Frustration, destruction, ruin, loss; नेहाभिक्रमनाशोऽस्ति (nehābhikramanāśo'sti) Bg.2.4; R.8.88;12. 67: so वित्त°, बिद्धि° (vitta°, biddhi°) &c.

3) Death.

4) Misfortune, calamity.

5) Abandonment, desertion.

6) Flight, retreat.

7) (In arith.) Elimination.

8) Want of apprehension, non-perception (anupalambha).

Derivable forms: nāśaḥ (नाशः).

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Nāsā (नासा).—[nās-bhāve a]

1) The nose; स्फुरदधरनासापुटतया (sphuradadharanāsāpuṭatayā) U.1.29; प्राणापानौ समौ कृत्वा नासाभ्यन्तरचारिणौ (prāṇāpānau samau kṛtvā nāsābhyantaracāriṇau) Bg.5.27.

2) The trunk of an elephant.

3) The upper timber of a door.

4) A sound.

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

Nasā (नसा).—f.

(-sā) The nose: see nāsā and nāsikā .

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Nāśa (नाश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Annihilation, loss, destrution, disappearance, ruin. 2. Death. 3. Flight, retreat. 4. Abandonment, desertion. (In Arithmetic.) 5. Elimination. E. ṇaś to cease to be, affix bhāve ghañ.

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Nāsā (नासा).—f.

(-sā) 1. The nose. 2. The upper timber of a door. 3. The trunk of an elephant. E. ṇas to sound, to stand, ac aff.

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

Nasa (नस).—[-nas + a], a substitute for nāsā, when latter part of a comp. adj., e. g. unnasa, i. e. ud-, adj. Having a prominent nose, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 8, 42. go-, 1. m. A large kind of snake, [Suśruta] 2, 265, 12. 2. f. , The nose of a cow, 2, 171, 7. 3. f. , A certain plant, 2, 170, 1. vi-, adj. Noseless. su-, adj. Handsomenosed.

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Nāśa (नाश).—i. e. 2. naś + a, m. 1. Loss, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 35. 2. Disappearance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 47, 13. 3. Destruction, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 339. 4. Death, 63.

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Nāsā (नासा).—the base of some cases and derivatives is nas, f. The nose, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 125.

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

Nasa (नस).—(adj. —°) = 2 nas.

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Nāśa (नाश).—[masculine] loss, ruin, destruction, death.

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Nāsā (नासा).—[feminine] ([dual] & sgl.) nose.

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

1) Naśa (नश):—[from naṃś] 1. naśa See dur-ṇaśa, dū-ṇaśa.

2) [from naś] 2. naśa m. destruction, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary] (cf. 2. nāśa).

3) Nasa (नस):—[from nas] m. (ifc.) the nose (cf. apī-n, urū-ṇ, kumbhīn etc.)

4) Nasā (नसा):—[from nasa > nas] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Nāśa (नाश):—1. nāśa m. (√1. naś) attainment (See dūṇ).

6) 2. nāśa m. (√2. naś) the being lost, loss, disappearance, destruction, annihilation, ruin, death, [Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (ifc. destroying, annihilating cf. karma-nāśā, graha-nāśa, duḥ-svapna-n)

7) flight, desertion, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) ([arithmetic]) elimination, [ib.]

9) Nāsā (नासा):—[from nās] f. the nose (either [dual number] e.g. [Atharva-veda v, 23, 3], or sg. [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.; ifc. f(ā). , [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.)

10) [v.s. ...] proboscis (cf. gaja-n)

11) [v.s. ...] = -dāru (below), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] Gendarussa Vulgaris, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. 3. nas and nāsikā).

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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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