Nasa, Nāsa, Nāsā, Nasha, Nasā: 34 definitions


Nasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

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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.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Nāsā (नासा):—Nose

2) Nāśa (नाश):—[nāśaṃ] Absense, Loss

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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.”

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Nāśa (नाश) refers to “cessation”, according to the Gorakṣasiddhāntasaṅgraha, a text dealing with Yoga quoting from approximately seventy-two sources including the Amanaska Yoga treatise.—Accordingly, [while describing the state of emancipation]: “It is said, ‘the goal of the supreme spirit is liberation’. And it is the state [achieved through] the essence of Śiva. His essence [is described] in the Gorakṣopaniṣat, ‘the deity of constant bliss is above the non-dual state’. [...] In the Amanaska, [it is said]: ‘That is declared as the highest Brahma which is free from existence and non-existence, without cessation (nāśa) and arising (utpatti) [nāśotpattivivarjitam] and beyond all imaginings [of the mind]’.”.

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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 (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Nāsā (नासा) refers to the “nose”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] may she be pleased with us, for keeping up the sustenance of the world, she, who in the form of slumber that is extremely exhilarating to all born in the universe, extends pleasure in the nose (i.e., nāsā), eyes, face, arms, chest and the mind”.

2) Nāśa (नाश) refers to the “annihilation (of all creations)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Dharma said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “[...] This sky, these quarters and the winds may get destroyed but the curse of a chaste lady will never be destroyed. In the Satyayuga you shine with all the legs, O king of gods, on all occasions, day or night, like the moon on a full moon night. If you are destroyed, the annihilation of all creations (sṛṣṭi-nāśa) will occur. But a sense of helpless despair is unnecessary. So I shall explain. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nāsa (नास) refers to the “mouth”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] What is located in the sequence of the sacred seats is in the midst of Dakṣa and the rest (in the heart) above the navel. One should know (this), the Śāmbhava state, by means of the teaching from the teacher's mouth. One should worship (the sacred seats in the order listed above) in the same way, in the ear, mouth, nose [i.e., nāsa], and above the eyebrows (respectively)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Nāśa (नाश) refers to “ruination”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “That prince meets with ruin [i.e., nāśa] who does not support a Jyotiṣaka well-versed in all the Divisions and Subdivisions of Saṃhitā and in Horoscopy and Astronomy. Even men who, having conquered their passions and cut asunder all ties of family, live in woods, desire to question a learned Jyotiṣaka regarding their future”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Nāśa (नाश) refers to the “loss (of one’s dear one)”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 8.88-90.—Accordingly: “The wise say that death is the natural state of embodied creatures and life is a change in that state. If a being remains breathing even for a moment it is surely fortunate. The foolish man regards the loss of his dear one (priya-nāśa) as a dart shot into his heart. Another man looks on the same as a dart that has been pulled out, for it is a door to beatitude. When we are taught that our own body and soul unite and then separate, tell me which wise person should be tormented by separation from the external objects of the senses?”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Nāśa (नाश) or Nāśaka refers to “destructive (thoughts)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.121-128, while describing the prevention of natural disasters]—“[...] When the deities curse Brahmins, men, etc., interior diseases, anguish, and destructive thoughts (nāśacittanāśakāḥ) [occur], then, [the Mantrin should] conduct the previous rite, for appeasement”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Nāsā (नासा) refers to the “nose”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 31).—Accordingly, “[...] This body with its nine gates (nanadvāra [=navadvāra?]) is always secreting impurity: the eyes (akṣi) spill out rheum (akṣi-gūthaka) and tears (aśru); the ears (karṇa) produce wax (karṇagūthaka); the nose (nāsā) contains snot (siṃghāṇaka); the mouth (mukha) has saliva (lālā) and vomit (vāntīkṛta); the anus (guda) and the urethra (mūtramārga) constantly empty out excrement (viṣ) and urine (mūtra); and the hair-pores (romakūpa) sweaty impurity. [...]”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Nāsa (नास) refers to the “ears”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, sixty koṭis of Bodhisattvas, having stood up from the congregation, joined their palms, paid homage to the Lord, and then uttered these verses in one voice: ‘[...] (227) Just as a mirror would never bring pleasure to those who had their noses and ears sliced off (saṃchinna-karṇa-nāsa), so, having heard the true accusation, they will reject the true dharma. (228) There will be monks who receive the true dharma and behave accordingly, but no one will listen to their dharmas. [...]’”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Nāśa (नाश) refers to the “destruction (of one’s life)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān reached the vicinity of the residence of Vaiśravaṇa], “Then at the time of drought [at] the lotus lake, all forest flowers, fruits, leaves and foliage were dry, the flowers withered. The fish, Makaras, Timiṅgilas, alligators, bees and various other water-born beings were deprived of water, and when only little water remained they fled in the ten directions, dashed, ran with pained hearts because their lives were obstructed and ruined (jīvitaṛnāśa)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Nāśa (नाश) refers to “destruction” (of the three worlds), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool , having formed a delight in pleasure which is produced by the objects of the senses [and is] continually transitory, the three worlds are destroyed [com.have gone to destruction (nāśaṃ gatam)]”.

Synonyms: Vinaṣṭa, Vigama, Viccheda, Vilaya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Nasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Justicia adhatoda in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adhatoda zeylanica Medik. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Helios (1893)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Research Bulletin (1970)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Glimpses of Cytogenetics in India (1992)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1992)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Nasa, for example extract dosage, health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, side effects, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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 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) Mṛcchakaṭika 5.25.

2) Frustration, destruction, ruin, loss; नेहाभिक्रमनाशोऽस्ति (nehābhikramanāśo'sti) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 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) Uttararāmacarita 1.29; प्राणापानौ समौ कृत्वा नासाभ्यन्तरचारिणौ (prāṇāpānau samau kṛtvā nāsābhyantaracāriṇau) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 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).

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

1) Nasā (नसा):—(sā) 1. f. Idem.

2) Nāśa (नाश):—(śaḥ) 1. m. Annihilation; death; flight; desertion; elimination.

3) Nāsā (नासा):—(sā) 1. f. The nose.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nāsā (नासा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇassā, Ṇāsa, Ṇāsava, Ṇāsā, Palāva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nasa in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Naśā (नशा):—(nm) intoxication; inebriation; ~[khora] an inebriate, one addicted to intoxicants; ~[khorī] addiction to intoxicants. consuming alcohol as an addiction; inebriation; -[pānī] some intoxicating drink; ~[baṃdī] prohibition; —[utaranā] to be deintoxicated; the effect of intoxication to end; to regain normalcy after a state of intoxication to come to senses; pride or vanity to be knocked off; —[kāphūra honā] see —[hiraṇa honā; —caḍhanā/chānā] to get inebriated, to be intoxicated, to take a drop too much, to be under a spell of intoxication; —[jamanā] to be inebriated, to have the full effect of intoxication; intoxication to attain its fullness; —[miṭṭī honā] the fun of intoxication to be lost/spoilt; —[hiraṇa honā] to be deintoxicated; to be shocked/stunned back to senses, to come to senses (from an abnormal state of intoxication); [naśe kī hālata honā meṃ] to have a drop in one’s eyes; [naśe meṃ cūra/dhuta ho jānā] to drink till all is blue.

2) Nasa (नस) [Also spelled nas]:—(nf) a vein, sinew; nerve; ~[baṃdī] vasectomy; -[nasa ḍhīlī honā] to be unnerved; to be demoralised; -[nasa pahacānanā/-nasa se vākipha honā] to know through and through; -[nasa phaḍaka uṭhanā] the whole being to thrill in excitement; to be thrilled; -[nasa meṃ] all over the body, in one’s whole being; -[nasa meṃ bijalī dauḍanā] to be electrified, to be suddenly excited and stimulated; -[nasa meṃ honā] bred in the bone.

3) Nāśa (नाश) [Also spelled nash]:—(nm) destruction, ruination, devastation; waste; ~[ka/kārī] destructive, devastating; killing; wasteful; ~[vāda] nihilism; ~[vādī] a nihilist; nihilistic; ~[vāna/śīla] perishable, destructible; ephemeral, transitory; also [nāśya; —karanā] to destroy; to spoil, to ruin.

4) Nāsa (नास):—(nm) snuff; ~[dānī] a snuffbox.

5) Nāsā (नासा):—(nf) the nose; ~[puṭa] a nostril; ~[raṃdhra] nares.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ṇasa (णस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nyas.

2) Ṇasa (णस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Naś.

3) Ṇāsa (णास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nāśa.

4) Ṇāsa (णास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nāśa.

5) Ṇāsa (णास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nyāsa.

6) Ṇāsā (णासा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nāsā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāśa (ನಾಶ):—

1) [noun] a ceasing to be seen; disappearance.

2) [noun] the downfall, decay or destruction of anything.

3) [noun] cessation of life; death.

4) [noun] ನಾಶಮಾಡು [nashamadu] nāśa māḍu = ನಾಶಪಡಿಸು [nashapadisu]; ನಾಶಮಾಡುವವನು ದಾಸನಾದರೆ ಲೇಸು ಮಾಡಿಯಾನೆ [nashamaduvavanu dasanadare lesu madiyane]? nāśa māḍuvavanu lēsu māḍiyāne? he who is by nature a spoiler, indulges himself but in spoiling; ನಾಶವಾಗು [nashavagu] nāśavāgu to be spoiled or ruined.

5) [noun] to stop living; to die.

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Nāsa (ನಾಸ):—[noun] = ನಾಸಿಕ [nasika].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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