Sasura, Sa-asura, Sāsura: 9 definitions

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Sasura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sasur.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sāsura (सासुर) means “including the demons”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 1.12.456-459.—Accordingly, “By reflecting on ultimate reality, (the energy of the goddess) wanders throughout the whole universe, including the gods, demons and men [i.e., sāsurasadevāsuramānuṣa] as the division of pervasion and the pervader. Through the Yoga (lit. ‘union’), by means of which (this energy) is checked (and so appropriated); and by the unfolding of its essential nature, the yogi becomes of that nature, endowed with the very essence of accomplishment. By attaining oneness in this way, Yoga—Āṇava, Śākta and Śāmbhava—has been explained, which illumines the meaning of the teacher’s (instruction)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sasura : (m.) father-in-law.

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

Sasura, (Vedic śvaśura, f. śvaśrū (see P. sassū), Idg. *sǔekuros, *sǔekrū; cp. Gr. e(kurόs & e(kurά; Lat. socer & socrus; Goth. swaihra & swaíhrō, Ags. swēor & sweger; Ohg. swehur & swigar) father-in-law Vin. III, 137; M. I, 168; A. II, 78; VvA. 69, 121; Th. 2, 407 (sassura); J. I, 337; sassu-sasurā mother- and father-in-law J. II, 347; III, 182; IV, 38; VI, 510; the form sassura Th. 2, 407 has probably arisen through analogy with sassu.—f. sasurī VvA. 69. (Page 700)

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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

sāsūra (सासूर).—n (Commonly sāsara) The house of one's husband's father.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sasura (ससुर).—1. [adjective] with the gods.

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Sasura (ससुर).—2. [adjective] with liquor, intoxicated.

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

1) Sasura (ससुर):—[=sa-sura] [from sa > sa-saṃrambha] a mfn. along with the gods, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

2) [=sa-sura] [from sa > sa-saṃrambha] b mfn. with liquor, having liquor, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

3) [v.s. ...] intoxicated, [Catalogue(s)]

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Sasura 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

1) Sasura (ससुर) [Also spelled sasur]:—(nm) father-in-law; a term of abuse generally used by menfolk.

2) Sasurā (ससुरा):—(nm) see [sasura]—generally used in the latter sense i.e. as a term of abuse.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Sasura (ससुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śvasura.

2) Sāsura (सासुर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śvāśura.

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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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