Savasa, Savasha, Shavasha, Śavāśa, Shava-asha, Shavasa, Śavasa: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Savasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Śavāśa and Śavasa can be transliterated into English as Savasa or Shavasha or Shavasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śavasa (शवस) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śavasa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Savasa, (sa4+vasa) one’s own will DhsA. 61 (°vattitā; cp. Expos. 81). (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

savāśā (सवाशा).—m (śavāśēṃ) A tribe of Brahmans or an individual of it. Originating in a company of one hundred and twenty five Brahmans defiled by partaking of a Shraddha-entertainment given by a Brahman, himself defiled by carnal connection with a mahārīṇa.

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

savāśā (सवाशा).—m A tribe of Brahmans or an in- dividual of it.

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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

Śavāśa (शवाश).—a. feeding on corpses; यावन् नराशैर्न रिपुः शवाशान् संतर्पयत्यानम तावदस्मै (yāvan narāśairna ripuḥ śavāśān saṃtarpayatyānama tāvadasmai) Bk.12. 75.

Śavāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śava and āśa (आश).

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

Savāsa (सवास).—mfn.

(-saḥ-sā-saṃ) 1. Scented, perfumed. 2. Having a dwelling. E. sa with, vāsa abode, &c.

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

Savāsa (सवास).—adj. 1. having a dwelling. 2. scented.

Savāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and vāsa (वास).

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

1) Śavāśa (शवाश):—[from śava] m. a c°-eater, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

2) Śavasā (शवसा):—[from śavas > śava] ind., mightily, with might

3) Savāsa (सवास):—[=sa-vāsa] [from sa > sa-vaṃśā] 1. sa-vāsa mfn. scented, perfumed, [Jātakamālā]

4) [v.s. ...] 2. sa-vāsa mfn. having a dwelling, [ib.]

5) Sāvasa (सावस):—mfn. supplied with provisions, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Savāsa (सवास):—[sa-vāsa] (saḥ-sā-saṃ) a. Having a house; perfumed.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Śavāśa (शवाश):—(śava + āśa) m. Leichenfresser [Bhaṭṭikavya 12, 75.]

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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

Savāsa (सवास):—(a) aromatic, perfumed; having a dwelling (place).

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