Shashpa, Śaṣpa, Shaspa, Śaspa: 13 definitions


Shashpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śaṣpa and Śaspa can be transliterated into English as Saspa or Shashpa or Shaspa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Śaṣpa (शष्प) refers to a “fermented form of rice known”, according to the Śatapathabrāhmaṇa, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The discussions on rice can be seen only in post-Ṛgvedic literature. [...] Śatapathabrāhmaṇa mentions the fermented form of rice known as śaṣpa. Apūpas, the cakes made from rice is also referred to in this Brāhmaṇa (Śatapathabrāhmaṇa II.2.3.12).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Śaṣpa (शष्प) refers to “(young shoots of) grass”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “In summer, [...] when birds cry out piteously, then the season, like the forest fire, becomes intolerable to these birds [i.e., hawks], who are accustomed to the valleys of the Himalayas, on which fine slabs of stone lie scattered, cleanly washed by the waterfalls and overgrown with young shoots of emerald-green grass (śaṣpa-samācita), and where the breezes blow fragrant with the exudation of the pine-trees. Therefore cooling processes should be now resorted to”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śaṣpa (शष्प).—n S Young grass. 2 A hair of the pubes.

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

śaṣpa (शष्प).—n Young grass. A hair of the pubes.

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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

Śaṣpa (शष्प).—Loss of intellect or presence of mind (pratibhākṣaya).

-ṣpam Young grass; शष्पाण्यत्ति (śaṣpāṇyatti) Uttararāmacarita 4.26; गङ्गाप्रपायान्तनिरूढशष्पम् (gaṅgāprapāyāntanirūḍhaśaṣpam) (gahvaram) R. 2.26.

Derivable forms: śaṣpaḥ (शष्पः).

See also (synonyms): śaspa.

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

Śaṣpa (शष्प).—n.

(-ṣpaṃ) Young grass. m.

(-ṣpaḥ) Loss of intellect or confidence. E. śas to hurt, Unadi aff. pa, and sa changed to ṣa; also śaspa.

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Śaspa (शस्प).—n.

(-spaṃ) 1. Young grass. 2. Loss of confidence or understanding. E. śas to injury, pa aff., and the sibilant unchanged.

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

Śaṣpa (शष्प).—and śaspa śaspa, [Pañcatantra] 9, 6 (probably from vb. śas; cf. vi-śas and śastra, properly, grass which may be cut), n. 1. Young grass, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 26; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 120 (read śaṣpa instead of śaṣya, Boll., and śasya, Calc.). 2. Loss of intellect.

— Cf. [Latin] cespes, i. e. cespo + vit = śaspa + vant, Endowed with young grass.

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Śaspa (शस्प).—see śaṣpa.

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

Śaṣpa (शष्प).—[neuter] (young) grass, p. vant†.

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

1) Śaṣpa (शष्प):—n. (ifc. f(ā). ; [according to] to [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 28] [from] √śas; often incorrectly śaspa and śaṣya) young or sprouting grass, any grass, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) loss of consciousness (= pratibhā-kṣaya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Śaṣpa (शष्प):—(ṣpaṃ) 1. n. Young grass; loss of intellect or confidence.

2) Śaspa (शस्प):—(spaṃ) 1. n. Young grass, loss of intellect or confidence.

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

Śaṣpa (शष्प) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sappha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shashpa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaṣpa (ಶಷ್ಪ):—[noun] young green grass.

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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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