Shvashura, aka: Śvaśura, Svashura, Svaśura; 4 Definition(s)


Shvashura 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 Śvaśura and Svaśura can be transliterated into English as Svasura or Shvashura or Svashura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Śvaśura (श्वशुर, “father-in-law”).—One of the Eleven Hands denoting Relationships.—(Instructions:) Following the last hand, the right hand is shown as Śikhara.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Śvaśura (श्वशुर) from the Rigveda onwards denotes the ‘father-in-law’ of the wife; not till the Sūtra period does it include the ‘father-in-law’ of the husband. The daughter-in-law (Snuṣā), in the normal case when the father-in-law was the head of the family to which her husband belonged in fact as well as in age, was bound to pay him all respect. When the old man had ceased to exercise control, she became mistress (samrājñī) over him and his wife. In the plural the word denotes the ‘parents-in-law’.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śvaśura (श्वशुर).—m S A father-in-law, the father of one's wife or husband. Ex. dēvī mhaṇē śvaśuragṛhīṃ yēūna || rahivāsa kēlā asē ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Śvaśura (श्वशुर).—[śu-āśu aśrute āśu-aś urac pṛṣo° Uṇ.1.44]

1) A father-in-law, wife'a or husband's father; राजर्त्विक्- स्नातकगुरून् प्रियश्वशुरमातुलान् । अर्हयन्मधुपर्केण परिसंवत्सरात् पुनः (rājartvik- snātakagurūn priyaśvaśuramātulān | arhayanmadhuparkeṇa parisaṃvatsarāt punaḥ) || Ms.3.119.

2) A respectable man.

-rau (dual) The father-in-law and mother-in-law.

Derivable forms: śvaśuraḥ (श्वशुरः).

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Svaśura (स्वशुर).—A father-in-law; cf. श्वशुर (śvaśura).

Derivable forms: svaśuraḥ (स्वशुरः).

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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