Parshvastha, Pārśvastha, Parshva-stha: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pārśvastha can be transliterated into English as Parsvastha or Parshvastha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parshvastha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ) refers to “(one who abides) nearby”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Profiting by that opportune moment, Kāma, by means of his arrow Harṣaṇa delighted the moon-crest god Śiva who was nearby [i.e., pārśvastha]. O sage, in assistance to Kāma, Pārvatī reached the place near Śiva with emotions of love and accompanied by Spring. In order to make the trident-bearing lord take interest in her, Kāma drew his bow very carefully and discharged his flowery arrow on Him. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parshvastha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ).—a. being at the side, near, close, proximate; सुरपतिमपि श्वा पार्श्वस्थं विलोक्य न शङ्कते (surapatimapi śvā pārśvasthaṃ vilokya na śaṅkate) Bh. (-sthaḥ) 1 a companion.

2) an assistant of a stagemanager; cf. पारिपार्श्वक (pāripārśvaka).

Pārśvastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pārśva and stha (स्थ).

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

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ).—mfn.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-sthyaṃ) Staying near or close to, or at the side. m. (sthaḥ) 1. A sort of chorus to the Indian drama, an actor in the prelude, and interpreter of the plot. 2. An associate, a companion, E. pārśva the side, (of the manager, &c.) stha who stays.

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

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ).—[pārśva-stha], adj. Staying near or at the side, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 40, 21.

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

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ).—[adjective] standing near.

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

1) Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ):—[=pārśva-stha] [from pārśva > pārśava] mf(ā)n. standing at the side, being near or close to, adjacent, proximate, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. an associate, companion

3) [v.s. ...] ([especially]) a stage manager’s assistant (said to serve as a sort of chorus, sometimes an actor in the prelude who explains the plot), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ):—[pārśva-stha] (sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) a. Near, at the side. m. An actor in the prelude of a drama; a companion.

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

Pārśvastha (पार्श्वस्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāsattha.

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Parshvastha 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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