Nath, aka: Nāth; 1 Definition(s)


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Nāth (नाथ्).—1 P. (nāthati, but sometimes Ā. also)

1) To ask, beg, solicit for anything (with dat. or two acc.); मोक्षाय नाथते मुनिः (mokṣāya nāthate muniḥ) Vop.; नाथसे किमु पतिं न भूभृतः (nāthase kimu patiṃ na bhūbhṛtaḥ) Ki.13.59; संतुष्ट- मिष्टानि तमिष्टदेवं नाथन्ति के नाम न लोकनाथम् (saṃtuṣṭa- miṣṭāni tamiṣṭadevaṃ nāthanti ke nāma na lokanātham) N.3.25; वनं न यायादिति नाथमानः (vanaṃ na yāyāditi nāthamānaḥ) Bu. Ch.2.54.

2) To have power, be master, prevail.

3) To harass, trouble.

4) To bless, wish well to, give blessings to; (said to be Ātm. only in this sense); धृत्या नाथस्व वैदेहि (dhṛtyā nāthasva vaidehi)... Bk.8.12; नाथितशमे (nāthitaśame) Mv.1.11; (Mammaṭa quotes the line dīnaṃ tvāmanunāthate kucayugaṃ patrāvṛtaṃ mā kṛthāḥ to show that nāth here only means 'to ask or beg', and says that nāthate should, therefore, be nāthati); सर्पिषो नाथते (sarpiṣo nāthate) Sk.

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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