Peshas, Peśas: 7 definitions



Peshas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Peśas can be transliterated into English as Pesas or Peshas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Peśas (पेशस्) denotes in the Ṛgveda and later an embroidered garment such as a female dancer would wear. The fondness of the Indians for such raiment is noted by Megasthenes and by Arrian, who refer to their “[...]”. So in one passage a garment (vastra) is called peśana, with which Roth happily compares the Roman vestis coloribus intexta. [...]

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Peśas (पेशस्).—n.

1) Form.

2) Gold; यथा पेशस्कारी पेशसो मात्रामपादायान्यन्नवतरं कल्याणतरं रूपं तनुते (yathā peśaskārī peśaso mātrāmapādāyānyannavataraṃ kalyāṇataraṃ rūpaṃ tanute) Bṛ. Up.4.4.4.

3) Brightness, lustre.

4) Decoration, ornament.

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

Peśas (पेशस्).—i. e. piś + as, n. An ornament, Chr. 294, 4 = [Rigveda.] i. 92, 4.

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

Peśas (पेशस्).—[neuter] shape, form; ornament, decoration, embroidery, p. peśasvant.

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

1) Peśas (पेशस्):—[from peśa] n. shape, form, colour, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] an artificial figure, ornament, embroidery, an embroidered garment, [ib.; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Peśas (पेशस्):—

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Peśas (पेशस्):—n.

1) Gestalt , Form.

2) künstliche Figur , Zierat , Schmuck ; insbes. in einem Gewebe. —

3) ein künstliches Gewebe , ein gesticktes Gewand.

context information

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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