Virashamsana, Vīrāśaṃsana, Vira-ashamsana: 6 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Vīrāśaṃsana can be transliterated into English as Virasamsana or Virashamsana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Virashamsana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vīrāśaṃsana (वीराशंसन).—n S The post in battle wished for by heroes, the post of danger.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Virashamsana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vīrāśaṃsana (वीराशंसन).—

1) keeping watch.

2) the post of danger in battle.

3) a forlorn hope.

4) a field of battle; पयोदजालमिव तद्वीरा- शंसनमाबभौ (payodajālamiva tadvīrā- śaṃsanamābabhau) Śi.19.79.

Derivable forms: vīrāśaṃsanam (वीराशंसनम्).

Vīrāśaṃsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīra and āśaṃsana (आशंसन).

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

Vīrāśaṃsana (वीराशंसन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. The post of danger, the place in battle which is most perilous and exposed. 2. Keeping watch. 3. A forlorn hope. E. vīra a hero, āṅ before śasi to wish, aff. lyuṭ .

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

1) Vīrāśaṃsana (वीराशंसन):—[from vīra > vīr] n. ‘place wished for by heroes’, the post of danger in battle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a field of battle, [Śiśupāla-vadha xix, 79] ([varia lectio] vairāś)

3) [v.s. ...] keeping watch, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] a forlorn hope, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Vīrāśaṃsana (वीराशंसन):—[vīrā+śaṃsana] (naṃ) 1. n. The post of danger in battle; keeping watch.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vīrāśaṃsana (वीराशंसन):—(vīra + ā)

1) adj. Helden ankündigend.

2) n. der Ort in der Schlacht, wo der Kampf am heftigsten wüthet, [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 68.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 801.]

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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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