Tarsha, Tarṣa: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Tarṣa can be transliterated into English as Tarsa or Tarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tarṣa (तर्ष).—A son of Vāsanā and Arka; a Vasu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 13.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Tarṣa (तर्ष):—[tarṣaḥ] Thirst

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Tarṣa (तर्ष) refers to “thirst”, according to the Mattavilāsaprahasana.—Accordingly, as the Kāpālika cries out: “My darling, look. This pub resembles the Vedic sacrificial ground. For its signpost resembles the sacrificial pillar; in this case alcohol is the Soma, drunkards are the sacrificial priests, the wine glasses are the special cups for drinking Soma, the roasted meat and other appetizers are the fire oblations, the drunken babblings are the sacrificial formulae, the songs are the Sāman-hymns, the pitchers are the sacrificial ladles, thirst (tarṣa) is the fire (agni) and the owner of the pub is the patron of the sacrifice”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tarṣa (तर्ष).—&c. See under तृष् (tṛṣ).

Derivable forms: tarṣaḥ (तर्षः).

See also (synonyms): tarṣaṇa.

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Tarṣa (तर्ष).—[tṛṣ-bhāve ghañ]

1) Thirst; किमु नृपफलतर्षः (kimu nṛpaphalatarṣaḥ) Pratimā 3.21.

2) Desire, wish.

3) The ocean.

4) A boat.

5) The sun.

Derivable forms: tarṣaḥ (तर्षः).

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

Tarṣa (तर्ष).—m.

(-rṣaḥ) 1. Thirst. 2. Wish, desire. 3. The ocean. 4. A raft or float. 5. The sun. E. tṛṣ to thirst, affix bhāve ghañ or tṝ to pass over, karmaṇi karaṇe vā sa . samudre bhelake ca .

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

Tarṣa (तर्ष).—i. e. tṛṣ + a, m. Thirst, desire, Mahābhārata 12, 4296.

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

Tarṣa (तर्ष).—[masculine] ṇa [neuter] thirst, greediness, desire.

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

1) Tarṣa (तर्ष):—[from tara] 1. tarṣa m. = rīṣa, a raft, [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 62 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] the ocean, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] the sun, [Uṇādi-vṛtti]

4) 2. tarṣa m. (√tṛṣ) thirst, wish, desire for (in [compound]), [Mahābhārata xii; Rāmāyaṇa ii, 100, 3; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 8, 12] (ati-, ‘excessive desire’)

5) Desire (son of Arka [the sun] and Vāsanā), [vi, 6, 13]

6) Tarṣā (तर्षा):—[from tarṣa] f. thirst, desire, [xi, 9, 27].

7) Tarsa (तर्स):—n., [Pāṇini 8-3, 59], [vArttika] 1, [Patañjali]

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

Tarṣa (तर्ष):—(rṣaḥ) 1. m. Thirst, desire; the ocean; a raft; the sun.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tarsha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tarṣa (ತರ್ಷ):—

1) [noun] a physical need to drink water or the feeling of discomfort caused by this; thirst.

2) [noun] a strong wish; a desire.

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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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