Svasri, Svasṛ: 9 definitions
Svasri 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 term Svasṛ can be transliterated into English as Svasr or Svasri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Svasṛ (स्वसृ) is the regular word from the Rigveda onwards for ‘sister’. Like the word Bhrātṛ, the term sister can be applied to things not precisely so related. For example, in the Rigveda the fingers and the seasons are ‘sisters’, and night is the sister of dawn, for whom, as the elder, she makes way.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Svasṛ (स्वसृ).—f. [sū as-ṛn; Uṇādi-sūtra 2.97]
1) A sister; तस्य शक्तिं रणे कार्ष्णिर्मृत्योर्घोरां स्वसामिव (tasya śaktiṃ raṇe kārṣṇirmṛtyorghorāṃ svasāmiva) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.116.3; स्वसारमादाय विदर्भनाथः पुरप्रवेशाभिमुखो बभूव (svasāramādāya vidarbhanāthaḥ purapraveśābhimukho babhūva) R.7.1.29.
2) A finger (Ved.).
See also (synonyms): svasā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-sā) A sister. E. su before as to be or live, Unadi aff. ṛn .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Svasṛ (स्वसृ).—i. e. probably sva-strī, f. A sister, [Hiḍimbavadha] 1, 31;
Svasṛ (स्वसृ).—[feminine] sister, svasṛtva [neuter] sisterhood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Svasṛ (स्वसृ):—f. (of doubtful derivation) a sister (also applied to closely connected things of the fem. gender, as to the fingers, the waters etc.), [Ṛg-veda]; etc.
2) cf. [Greek] ἔορ; [Latin] soror; [Lithuanian] sesú; [Gothic] swistar; [German] Schwester; [English] sister.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Svasṛ (स्वसृ):—(sā) 4. f. A sister.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Svasṛ (ಸ್ವಸೃ):—[noun] a girl or woman as she is related to the other chldren of her parents; a sister.
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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Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
4. Woman as a Sister < [Chapter 3 - The Familial and Social Life of Women in the Atharvaveda]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 9.72.3 < [Sukta 72]
Rig Veda 10.108.10 < [Sukta 108]
Rig Veda 10.94.4 < [Sukta 94]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Gaṅgā-Sahasranāma (A Thousand Names of Gaṅgā) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]