Payas, aka: Pāyas; 3 Definition(s)


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Payas (पयस्).—n.

1) Water; Bhāg.8.2.4; पयसा कमलं कमलेन पयः पयसा कमलेन विभाति सरः (payasā kamalaṃ kamalena payaḥ payasā kamalena vibhāti saraḥ).

2) Milk; पयःपानं भुजङ्गानां केवलं विषवर्धनम् (payaḥpānaṃ bhujaṅgānāṃ kevalaṃ viṣavardhanam) H.3.4; R.2.36,63;14,78 (where both senses are intended).

3) Semen virile.

4) Food.

5) Ved. Night.

6) Vital spirit, power, strength (Ved). (payas is changed to payo before soft consonants).

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Pāyas (पायस्).—a. (- f.) [पयसो विकारः अण् (payaso vikāraḥ aṇ)] Made of water or milk.

-saḥ, -sam 1 Rice boiled in milk with sugar; Ms.3.271; 5.7; Y.1.173; अतप्ततण्डुलो धौतः परिमृष्टो घृतेन च । खण्डयुक्तेन दुग्धेन पाचितः पायसो भवेत् (ataptataṇḍulo dhautaḥ parimṛṣṭo ghṛtena ca | khaṇḍayuktena dugdhena pācitaḥ pāyaso bhavet) || Pākarājeśvara.

2) Turpentine.

3) An oblation of milk. rice, and sugar.

-sam 1 Milk.

2) Ambrosia, nectar.

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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