Virashaya, Vīraśaya, Vira-shaya: 4 definitions



Virashaya 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 Vīraśaya can be transliterated into English as Virasaya or Virashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vīraśaya (वीरशय).—the couch of a dead or wounded hero in a battle; battlefield; कलेवरं योगरतो विजह्याद्यदग्रेणीर्वीरशयेऽनिवृत्तः (kalevaraṃ yogarato vijahyādyadagreṇīrvīraśaye'nivṛttaḥ) Bhāg.6.1.33.

2) a particular posture.

Derivable forms: vīraśayaḥ (वीरशयः).

Vīraśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīra and śaya (शय). See also (synonyms): vīraśayana, vīraśayyā.

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

Vīraśaya (वीरशय).—[masculine] the couch of a (wounded or dead) hero.

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

Vīraśaya (वीरशय):—[=vīra-śaya] [from vīra > vīr] m. ([Bhāgavata-purāṇa]) the couch of a dead or wounded hero (formed of arrows).

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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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