Pashu, Paśu, Pasu: 30 definitions

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Pashu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Paśu can be transliterated into English as Pasu or Pashu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: bhagavadgitausa.com: Kashmir Saivism

Pasu: It is the individual soul. Before the soul stepped into this mundane world sporting a body, it was in Kevala state (Kevala-k-kitai), which is disembodied inactive condition of the soul mired in Anava (I-ness, Mineness, spiritual darkness). Vaishnava ThAkura calls them, Ahamta (mineness) and Mamata --possessiveness (example of Ahamta: I am a doctor; example of Mamata: This is my house.) Mala, the inherent darkness of the soul. It was solitary (Kevala) and of low status, pining all the time for Bliss. It was wilted, with no iccha, Jnana and Kriya (desire, knowledge and action)-- a case of deep depression and darkness. Kevala state is a dormant state of the soul suspended in time between destruction and creation of the universe. It is a time of sleep for the soul because there is no world to speak of, and Maya and karma exist in a potential but inactive state. This is the interphase for the soul and the world, when there is no kinesis; the inactive soul keeps company with Anava Mala. (you may draw some parallels between the interphase of the soul and that of the cell physiology.)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (shaivism)

Paśu (पशु) refers to the “flock” of the universe, of whom Śiva is the lord, according to the Pāśupatas (Śiva-worshippers).—[...] The principal scriptures of these Pāśupatas are the Atharvaśiras Upaniṣad and the Śatarudrīya section of the Yajurveda. The Purāṇas describe the entire beings in the Universe as the flock (paśu) and the Śiva is the lord of the flock (paśupati) and Paśupati frees those beings from bondage (pāsa) who have extreme love and devotion to Śiva.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1) Paśu (पशु) refers to “bound souls”, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya verse 1.116-125.—Accordingly, “Engaged in the path of the observance of the skull, the Lord wanders, free from attachment, displaying the Lokamārga and the supreme Lokātīta. And the lokas are designated ‘bound souls’ (paśu), including gods, demons and men. No one realizes the supreme certainty with respect to knowledge of the self. And except for Śarva, the supreme god, there is no such behaviour of another [God]. No other god has certainty of knowledge. There is no such behaviour anywhere in the world with all its Gods. [...]”.

2) Paśu (पशु) refers to “uninitiated (persons)”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “Contempt [for these] will make him fall immediately here in this world and in the other world, O Pārvatī. He should not follow the path of the paśus [i.e. that of the uninitiated] and he should not long for the leftover of paśus. He should strive for an encounter with the Yoginīs. He should not have sex with uninitiated women (paśustrī). He should not give leftovers to the uninitiated (paśu). He should never abuse women. [...]”.

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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

The paśus (embodied souls) are divided into three classes: viz., the vijñānakalas, the pralayākalas and the sakalas. Those that are enveloped by that kind of ignorance known as mala only are called the vijñānakalas; those with mala and māyā are called the pralayākalas and those with all three kinds of ignorance, mala, māyā and karma are called the sakalas.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Paśu (पशु, “animal”)— Dakṣa is said to have created the animals, such as the bipeds and quadrupeds. This was the history of animals in the Cākṣuṣa Manvantara and in this Vaivasvata Manvantara they are born as the progeny of Kaśyapa who is also the ancestor fo the Devas, Asuras, Gandharvas, etc. and the plant-world. (Vāyu Purāṇa, 69.290 ff)

Classification of Animals: The four-fold classification, viz.,

  1. aṇḍaja,
  2. udbhija,
  3. svedaja
  4. and jarāyuja

is frequently alluded to in the (Vāyu) Purāṇa. We are informed that at the sacrifice of Dakṣa all the creatures of the world such as jarāyujas, svedajas, and udbhijjakas—were invited to attend the session. We have also a list of svedaja creatures.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Paśu (पशु).—Born of Savitā: grāmya and āraṇya; killing of except in yajñas considered as hiṃsā; sacrifice of, for preta, bhūta, and gaṇas irreligious and sinful;1 the sages finding many heads of cattle for sacrificial purposes by Indra complained about the hiṃsā and said that hiṃsā must be removed from the sacrifices and that they could be performed only with seeds and corns; there was a difference of opinion and the sages referred the question to king Vasu; he called it hiṃsā and was punished; final conclusion that in killing Paśu in a yajña there was no hiṃsā;2 fourteen kinds distinguished.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 1; VII. 15. 7-10; XI. 10. 28; 21. 29-30; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 51-2.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 92-114.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 6. 54; II. 32. 11-2, 16.
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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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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Paśu (पशु) refers to “domestic animals” such as cows donkeys, and represents a division of the animal world (tairyaksarga) according to the Sāṃkhyakārikā. The tairyaksarga is one of the three types of elemental creation, also known as bhautikasarga.

The Sāṃkhyakārikā by Iśvarakṛṣṇa is the earliest extant text of the Sāṃkhya school of philosophy and dates from the 4th century CE. It contains 72 Sanskrit verses and contents include epistemology and the theory of causation.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Paśu (पशु) refers to an “animal”, mentioned as an example of a gift  used in a Yajña (sacrifice), in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras 1.—“yajña [viz., iṣṭi], sacrifice, is an act by which we surrender something for the sake of the gods. Such an act must rest on a sacred authority (āgama), and serve for man’s salvation (śreyortha). The nature of the gift is of less importance. It may be puroḍāśa, cake; karu, pulse; sāṃnāyya, mixed milk; paśu, an animal; soma, the juice of the Soma-plant, &c.; nay, the smallest offerings of butter, flour, and milk may serve for the purpose of a sacrifice”.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Paśu (पशु) refers to the “fettered (disciple)”, according to the Mahānayaprakāśa verse 2.1-35, while explaining the cycles of the goddesses of consciousness.—Accordingly, “Daily life (vyavahāra) in the world is predominantly of the nature of action; accordingly, knowledge of the Pīṭhakrama is explained in terms of that. With this intention, the teacher makes the fettered (disciple) (paśu) a recipient of the tradition once he has eaten the sacrificial pap (caru)”.

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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

Paśu (पशु) refers to “cows”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If the sun and moon should be eclipsed when in the sign of Aries (Meṣa), the Pāñcālas, the Kaliṅgas, the Sūrasenas, the people of Kāmboja, of Odra, of Kirāta, soldiers and persons who live by fire will be afflicted with miseries. If the sun or moon should be eclipsed when in the sign of Taurus (Vṛṣabha), shepherds, cows [i.e., paśu], their owners and eminent men will suffer miseries”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Paśu (पशु) refers to an “animal”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If [someone] scratches his breast, there is the bone of an animal (paśu-śalya) or hair [at a depth of] one and a half cubits underground. [The officiant] should remove that extraneous thing carefully. If [someone] touches his heart, there is [an extraneous thing] related to it at a depth up to the heart. [...]

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Paśu (पशु) means ‘animal’ generally, including man. There is frequent mention of the five sacrificial animals—the horse, the cow, the sheep, the goat, and man. Seven such domestic animals are spoken of in the Atharvaveda and later; probably, as Whitney observes, merely as a sacred mystic number, not, as the commentator explains, the usual five with the ass and the camel added.

Of animals apart from man a threefold division is offered in the Rigveda—

  1. into those of the air (vāyavya),
  2. those of the jungle (āraṇya),
  3. and those of the village (grāmya), or tame animals.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Paśu (पशु) refers to “cows”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “[...] And even among the five-sensed beings, many belong to the animal world such as the cow (paśu), the deer, the bird, the serpent, etc. Hence human birth is as difficult of attainment as a heap of jewels at the crossing of the roads. And if one loses the condition of a human being by negligence, it is as difficult to attain it once again, as it is difficult for a burnt tree to regain its old freshness. Even if human birth is attained, a good country, a good family, keen senses, health, etc. are more and more difficult of attainment. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Paśu.—(EI 8), animal sacrifice. Cf. a-paśu-medhya (IE 8-5), ‘free from the obligation of supplying animals for sacrifices.’ (CII 4), the individual soul. Note: paśu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pasu : (m.) a beast; quadruped.

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

Pasu, (Vedic paśu, cp. Lat. pecu & pecunia, Gr. pέkos fleece, Goth. vieh, E. fee) cattle M. I, 79; J. V, 105; Pv. II, 1312 (°yoni); Miln. 100; PvA. 166 (°bhāva); n. pl. pasavo S. I, 69; Sn. 858; Gen. pl. pasūnaṃ Sn. 311; Pv. II, 25.—dupasu bad cattle Th. 1, 446. (Page 447)

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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

paśu (पशु).—m (S) A beast, a brute, a quadruped.

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pasū (पसू).—f (pasaviṇēṃ) A mare kept for breeding.

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

paśu (पशु).—m Beast, a brute, a quadruped.

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pasū (पसू).—f A mare kept for breeding.

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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

Paśu (पशु).—ind. Behold ! How good !

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Paśu (पशु).—[sarvamaviśeṣeṇa paśyati, dṛś-ku paśādeśaḥ]

1) Cattle (both singly and collectively); प्रजापतिर्हि वैश्याय सृष्ट्वा परिददे पशून् (prajāpatirhi vaiśyāya sṛṣṭvā paridade paśūn) Manusmṛti 9.327,331.

2) An animal in general; a being; सर्वथा यत् पशून् पाति तैश्च यद् रमते पुनः तेषामधिपतिर्यच्च तस्मात् पशुपतिः स्मृतः (sarvathā yat paśūn pāti taiśca yad ramate punaḥ teṣāmadhipatiryacca tasmāt paśupatiḥ smṛtaḥ) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.22.123.

3) A sacrificial animal, such as a goat; an oblation, a victim.

4) A brute, beast; often added to words meaning 'man' to show contempt; a fool; भूतानि चात्मन्यपृथग्दिदृक्षतां प्रायेण रोषोऽभिभवेद् यथा पशुम् (bhūtāni cātmanyapṛthagdidṛkṣatāṃ prāyeṇa roṣo'bhibhaved yathā paśum) Bhāgavata 4.6.46; पुरुषपशोश्च पशोश्च को विशेषः (puruṣapaśośca paśośca ko viśeṣaḥ) H.1; cf. नृपशु, नरपशु (nṛpaśu, narapaśu) &c.

5) Name of a subordinate deity and one of Śiva's followers.

6) An uninitiated person.

7) The soul, the Supreme Spirit.

8) A sacrifice in which an animal is killed.

9) Fire.

Derivable forms: paśuḥ (पशुः).

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

Paśu (पशु).—m.

(-śuḥ) 1. An animal in general, a beast. 2. A goat. 3. A subordinate deity and one of Siva'S followers. 4. Any living being. 5. A sacrifice, an oblation. 6. The divine soul of the universe. 7. The glomerous fig tree. ind. See, behold. E. dṛś to see, paśa substituted, and ku Unadi aff.

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

Paśu (पशु).—[paś + u], m. 1. Cattle (viz. neatcattle, horses, goats, sheep, asses, and dogs), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 48. 2. A beast, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 304. 3. An animal to be immolated, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 61, 8.

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

Paśu (पशु).—[masculine] cattle (singly or coll.), animal. [especially] domestic [adjective] or sacrificial victim (sometimes including man, sometimes said contemptuously of a man. — Abstr. † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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Paśu (पशु).—[masculine] cattle (singly or coll.), animal. [especially] domestic [adjective] or sacrificial victim (sometimes including man, sometimes said contemptuously of a man. — Abstr. † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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

1) Paśu (पशु):—[from paś] 1. paśu ind. see, behold! [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [from paś] 2. paśu paśu or paśu, m. ([instrumental case] paśunā or śva; [dative case] paśve or paśave; [genitive case] paśvas or śos; [dual number] paśvā; [accusative] [plural] paśvas or śūn) cattle, kine ([originally] ‘any tethered animal’; singly or collect. ‘a herd’), a domestic or sacrificial animal (as opp. to mṛga, ‘wild animal’; 5 kinds are enumerated, ‘men, kine, horses, goats and sheep’ [Atharva-veda xi, 2, 9 etc.], to which are sometimes added mules and asses [Mahābhārata] vi, 155 etc. or camels and dogs [Atharva-veda iii, 10, 6] [commentator or commentary]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] any animal or brute or beast (also applied contemptuously to a man; cf. nara-p and nṛ-p)

4) [v.s. ...] a mere animal in sacred things id est. an uninitiated person, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] an animal sacrifice, [Aitareya-āraṇyaka; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] flesh, [Ṛg-veda i, 166 6] an, ass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a goat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a subordinate deity and one of Śiva’s followers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] (with Māheśvaras and Pāśupatas) the individual soul as distinct from the divine Soul of the universe, [Religious Thought and Life in India 89]

10) [v.s. ...] Ficus Glomerata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) Name of a people, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio] patti)

12) [v.s. ...] cattle (only as [accusative] before manyate [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxiii, 30] and manyamāna [Ṛg-veda iii, 53, 23]; and [plural] paśūni, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara])

13) [v.s. ...] cf. [Zend] pasu; Lit. pecu; Old [Prussian] pecku; [Gothic] faíhu; [German] fihu, vihe, Vieh; [Anglo-Saxon] feoh; [English] fee.

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

Paśu (पशु):—(śuḥ) 2. m. An animal; a goat; cattle; a subordinate deity; a living being; a sacrifice; soul of the universe; a fig-tree.

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

Paśu (पशु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pasu.

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Pashu 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

Paśu (पशु):—(nm) an animal; beast; cattle; a savage brute; ~[caryā] beastly/savage conduct; sensual gratification; ~[pati]([nātha]) an epithet of Lord Shiv; ~[pāla/pālaka] a cattle-breeder; ~[pālana] cattlebreeding; ~[bala] brute force, mere physical strength; -[bali] animal sacrifice; -[bhāva] beastliness, savagery; ~[vat] beastly, savage, brutal; resembling an animal.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Pasu (पसु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Paśu.

2) Pasū (पसू) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prasū.

3) Pasū (पसू) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prasṛ.

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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

Paśu (ಪಶು):—

1) [noun] the mature female of domestic cattle; a cow.

2) [noun] collectively, domesticated oxen, cows, etc.; cattle.

3) [noun] (gen.) any animal.

4) [noun] any of wild animals.

5) [noun] an animal kept for offering to a deity in a sacrifice.

6) [noun] a kind of plant.

7) [noun] (fig.) a stupid fellow.

8) [noun] (Śaiva phil.) the individual person.

9) [noun] (fig.) a person who is brutal and grossly sensual; a brute.

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Pasu (ಪಸು):—

1) [verb] to divide (a whole) into parts, groups, etc.

2) [verb] (math.) to divide a quantity by another quantity.

3) [verb] to distribute among.

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Pasu (ಪಸು):—[noun] = ಪಸಿವು [pasivu].

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Pasu (ಪಸು):—

1) [noun] the colour of growing grass or foliage; green colour.

2) [noun] a young of anything.

3) [noun] a kind of aromatic plant.

4) [noun] a rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium and valued as a gem; emerald.

5) [noun] a green pawn in the game of dice.

6) [noun] green crop.

7) [noun] the green skin of a fruit.

8) [noun] that which is fresh.

9) [noun] the volatile, crystaline ketone with strong characteristic odour derived from the camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora).

10) [noun] the black colour.

11) [noun] a green tattooed mark or design.

12) [noun] the act of tattooing.

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Pasu (ಪಸು):—

1) [noun] the mature female of domestic cattle; a cow.

2) [noun] collectively, domesticated oxen, cows, etc.; cattle.

3) [noun] (gen.) any animal.

4) [noun] any of wild animals.

5) [noun] (fig.) a stupid fellow.

6) [noun] (fig.) a person who is brutal and grossly sensual; a brute.

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Pāsu (ಪಾಸು):—

1) [verb] to unfold (a roll) and spread over a flat area.

2) [verb] to put forward; to pose.

3) [verb] to stretch (as one’s hand, weapon, etc.).

4) [verb] to lie or be lying across.

5) [verb] to spread oneself over a wide area of be diffused throughout.

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Pāsu (ಪಾಸು):—

1) [noun] = ಪಾಸಿಕೆ [pasike].

2) [noun] anything, as a mat, sheet, spread (on a flat surface.

3) [noun] the threads running lengthwise in the loom; warp.

4) [noun] a piece of cloth having squares of different colours, used to play the game of chance with dice, on.

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Pāsu (ಪಾಸು):—[noun] = ಪಾಶ - [pasha -] 1 & 2.

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Pāsu (ಪಾಸು):—

1) [noun] a passing of an examination (as in a school); a succeeding in getting into the next higher class.

2) [noun] the quality of being acceptable.

3) [noun] a written permission to go out of or enter into a territory, town, nation, etc.

4) [noun] a ticket, certificate, etc. giving permission or authorization to come or go freely or without charge; a pass.

5) [noun] ಪಾಸು ಬೀಳು [pasu bilu] pāsu bīḷu to be liked; to be approved; ಪಾಸು ಮಾಡು [pasu madu] pāsu māḍu to pass (a candidate) through a trial, test, examination or course of study successfully; to pass; 2. to sanction, permit or approve (a resolution in a meeting); ಪಾಸಾಗು [pasagu] pāsāgu to go through a trial, test, examination or course of study successfully; to pass; 2. to be sanctioned, permitted or approved (as a resolution in a meeting).

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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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