Sphur: 5 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sphur (स्फुर्).—6 P. (sphurati, sphurita)

1) (a) To throb, palpitate (as eyes &c.); शान्तमिदमाश्रमपदं स्फुरति च बाहुः कुतः फल- मिहास्य (śāntamidamāśramapadaṃ sphurati ca bāhuḥ kutaḥ phala- mihāsya) Ś.1.16; स्फुरता वामकेनापि दाक्षिण्यमवलम्ब्यते (sphuratā vāmakenāpi dākṣiṇyamavalambyate) Māl. 1.8; अभिमतफलशंसी चारु पुस्फोर बाहुः (abhimataphalaśaṃsī cāru pusphora bāhuḥ) Bk.1.27; स्फुरति हृदयं वाहय रथम् (sphurati hṛdayaṃ vāhaya ratham) Pratimā 3.1. (b) To shake, tremble, quiver, vibrate in general; स्फुरदधरनासापुटतया (sphuradadharanāsāpuṭatayā) U.1.29; 6.33.

2) To twitch, struggle, become agitated; हतं पृथिव्यां करुणं स्फुरन्तम् (hataṃ pṛthivyāṃ karuṇaṃ sphurantam) Rām.

3) To start, dart, spring forward; पुस्फुरुर्वृषभाः परम् (pusphururvṛṣabhāḥ param) Bk.14.46.

4) To spring back, rebound (as a bow.).

5) To spring or break forth, shoot out, spring up, rise forth; धर्मतः स्फुरति निर्मलं यशः (dharmataḥ sphurati nirmalaṃ yaśaḥ) Ku.3.68.

6) To start into view, become visible or manifest, appear clearly, become displayed; मुखात् स्फुरन्तीं को हर्तुमिच्छति हरेः परिभूय दंष्ट्राम् (mukhāt sphurantīṃ ko hartumicchati hareḥ paribhūya daṃṣṭrām) Mu.1.8; रचितरुचिरभूषां दृष्टिमोषे प्रदोषे स्फुरति निरवसादां कापि राधां जगाद (racitarucirabhūṣāṃ dṛṣṭimoṣe pradoṣe sphurati niravasādāṃ kāpi rādhāṃ jagāda) Gīt.11.

7) To flash, scintillate, sparkle, glitter, gleam, shine; स्फुरतु कुचकुम्भयोरुपरि मणिमञ्जरी रञ्जयतु तव हृदयदेशम् (sphuratu kucakumbhayorupari maṇimañjarī rañjayatu tava hṛdayadeśam) Gīt.1; (tayā) स्फुरत्प्रभामण्डलया चकाशे (sphuratprabhāmaṇḍalayā cakāśe) Ku.1.24; R.3.6;5.51; Me.15,27.

8) To shine, distinguish oneself, become eminent; जातस्तु गण्यते सोऽत्र यः स्फुरत्यन्वयाधिकम् (jātastu gaṇyate so'tra yaḥ sphuratyanvayādhikam) Pt.1.27.

9) To flash on the mind, rush suddenly into memory.

1) To go tremulously.

11) To bruise, destroy. -Caus. (sphārayati-te, sphorayati-te)

1) To cause to throb or vibrate.

2) To cause to shine, irradiate.

3) To throw, cast. -With अप (apa) to shine forth or out. अभि (abhi)

1) to spread or be diffused, expand.

2) to become known.

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Sphur (स्फुर्).—(at the end of a compound) quivering, throbbing; ततः सपत्नापनयस्मरणानुशयस्फुरा (tataḥ sapatnāpanayasmaraṇānuśayasphurā) Śi.2.14.

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

Sphur (स्फुर्).—r. 6th cl. (sphurati) 1. To throb, to beat. 2. To move. 3. To swell. 4. To struggle. 5. To start, to dart. 6. To spring back, to rebound. 7. To break forth. 8. To start into view. 9. To flash, to scintillate. 10. To shine. 11. To flash on the mind. 12. To go tremulously. 13. To bruise, to destroy. With abhi, 1. To expand. 2. To become known. With pra, 1. To tremble. 2. To expand. 3. To spread wide. With vi, 1. To tremble. 2. To struggle. 3. To glitter. 4. To draw, to twang, (as a bow.)

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

Sphur (स्फुर्).—also sphar Sphar, (which appears only in the [Causal.] and derivative nouns; nevertheless, it is the original form, its a being changed to u by the combined influence of the preceding labial and the accent of the sixth conj. cl.), i. 6, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To tremble, Mahābhārata 3, 1867; to palpitate, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 143, 14; to throb, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 5, 5. 2. To struggle, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 123; to rebound, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 48, 83. 3. To break forth, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 11, 1; [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 59 (puraḥ sphurant, Springing up before one’s eyes). 4. To flash, to shine, to sparkle, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 10, 6; [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 52; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 33; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 136. 5. To destroy (ved.). sphurita, 1. Shaken. 2. Trembling, [Pañcatantra] 64, 15; throbbing. 3. Glittering, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 15; shining, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 40, 10. 4. Swollen. n. 1. Trembling, motion, Mahābhārata 1, 1258. 2. Throbbing of the eyelids, the quivering of the lip, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 18. [Causal.] sphāraya, and † sphoraya, To cast, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 66, 8. sphārita, 1. Throbbing, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 60, 12. 2. Spread, large, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 552.

— With abhi abhi, abhisphurita, 1. Expanded, in full bloom. 2. Known.

— With pari pari, parisphurita, 1. Glanced. 2. Glancing. 3. Expanded, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 72, 10.

— With pra pra, To tremble, Mahābhārata 3, 11498. prasphurita, 1. Trembling, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 22, 112. 2. Swollen, [Pañcatantra] 220, 1. 3. Budded.

— With vi vi, 1. To tremble, Mahābhārata 3, 15639. 2. To struggle, Mahābhārata 1, 6001. 3. To glitter, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 26, 283. visphurita, 1. Tremulous, shaken, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 117, 10. 2. Swollen, enlarged. [Causal.] sphāraya, 1. To draw (a bow), [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 30, 28; [Kirātārjunīya] 17, 24. 2. To cause to flash, Mahābhārata 3, 404. visphārita, 1. Trembling. 2. Flashing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 54, 19. 3. Twanged or drawn, as a bowstring, [Kirātārjunīya] 14, 31. 4. Evident.

— Cf. (i. e. + the Sskr. ph is produced by the influence of s), probably the ved. use shows that hither belong also A. S. spurnan; A. S. spura; probably [Latin] sperno. Cf. skhal.

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

Sphur (स्फुर्).—sphurati sphurate [participle] sphurita jerk, dart, kick (tr. & [intransitive]); quiver, tremble, glitter, sparkle, start into view, appear, arise.

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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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