Shev, aka: Śev; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śev can be transliterated into English as Sev or Shev, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śev (शेव्).—1 Ā. To worship; see सेव् (sev).

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Sev (सेव्).—1 Ā. (sevate, sevita; caus. sevayati-te; desid. siseviṣate; the s of sev is generally changed to after prepositions ending in i such as ni, pari, vi)

1) To serve, wait or attend upon, honour, worship, obey; प्रायो भृत्यास्त्यजन्ति प्रचलितविभवं स्वामिनं सेवमानाः (prāyo bhṛtyāstyajanti pracalitavibhavaṃ svāminaṃ sevamānāḥ) Mu.4.21; आचार- पूतं पवनः सिषेवे (ācāra- pūtaṃ pavanaḥ siṣeve) R.2.13. 'served or refreshed'; ऐश्वर्यादन- पेतमीश्वरमयं लोकोऽर्थतः सेवते (aiśvaryādana- petamīśvaramayaṃ loko'rthataḥ sevate) Mu.1.14.

2) To go after, pursue, follow.

3) To use, enjoy; किं सेव्यते सुमनसां मनसापि गन्धः कस्तूरिकाजननशक्तिभृता मृगेण (kiṃ sevyate sumanasāṃ manasāpi gandhaḥ kastūrikājananaśaktibhṛtā mṛgeṇa) R. G.

4) To enjoy carnally; केतकीं सेवसे हन्त कथं रोलम्ब निस्त्रपः (ketakīṃ sevase hanta kathaṃ rolamba nistrapaḥ) Bv.1.118.

5) To attach or devote oneself to, attend to, cultivate, practice, perform; विद्वद्भिः सेवितः (vidvadbhiḥ sevitaḥ) (dharmaḥ) Ms.2.1; त्वया मनोनिर्विषयार्थ- कामया यदेक एव प्रतिगृह्य सेव्यते (tvayā manonirviṣayārtha- kāmayā yadeka eva pratigṛhya sevyate) Ku.5.38; R.17.49.

6) To resort to, betake oneself to, dwell in, frequent, inhabit; तप्तं वारि विहाय तीरनलिनीं कारण्डवः सेवते (taptaṃ vāri vihāya tīranalinīṃ kāraṇḍavaḥ sevate) V.2.23; Pt.1.9.

7) To watch over, guard, protect.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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