Shasva, Sashva, Śasva, Sāśva, Shashva: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

Shasva 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 terms Śasva and Sāśva can be transliterated into English as Sasva or Shasva or Sashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sāśva (साश्व).—An ancient King in Bhārata. It is said in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter I, Verse 17, that this King remains in the palace of Yama and glorifies him.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śasva (शस्व).—a. (from śaṃs)

1) Best, excellent.

2) Praiseworthy, laudable.

-syā a ऋक् (ṛk) which is to be recited; योनिश्चासौ शस्या च योनिशस्या (yoniścāsau śasyā ca yoniśasyā) ŚB. on MS.7.2.17; पुरोनुवाक्या च याज्या च शस्यैव तृतीया (puronuvākyā ca yājyā ca śasyaiva tṛtīyā) Bṛ. Up.3.1.7.

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

Sāśva (साश्व).—adj with horses. Saptāśva, i. e.

Sāśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and aśva (अश्व).

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

1) Śaśva (शश्व):—[from śaśvat] [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati = śaśvāyate below, [Vopadeva]

2) Sāśva (साश्व):—mfn. with horses, possessing horses, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

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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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