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[«previous next»] — Tasthivas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tasthivas (तस्थिवस्):—[from tasthāna] a mf(thuṣī)n. [perfect tense]p. [Parasmaipada] √sthā, q.v.

2) [from sthā] b mfn. ([perfect tense] p. of √1. sthā; [nominative case] vān, thuṣī, vat) one who has stood, standing, remaining, continuing in, being on or in ([locative case]), [Ṛg-veda; Raghuvaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] one who has stood still or stopped or made a pause (used as [perfect tense] tense, ‘he made a pause’ [Harivaṃśa]), fixed, immovable, stationary (opp. to jagat), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] occupied with, engaged in ([locative case]), [Raghuvaṃśa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] keeping on with ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] persevering, constant, [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] ready to, prepared for ([dative case]), [ib.]

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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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