Vyashva, Vyaśva: 5 definitions


Vyashva 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 Vyaśva can be transliterated into English as Vyasva or Vyashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vyaśva (व्यश्व).—A King. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 127, Stanza 3, that this King remains in the palace of Yama.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vyaśva (व्यश्व).—i. e. vi-aśva, adj. Having no horse, Chr. 297, 15 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 15.

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

Vyaśva (व्यश्व).—[adjective] horseless; [masculine] [Name] of an ancient Ṛṣi.

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

1) Vyaśva (व्यश्व):—[=vy-aśva] [from vy] a mfn. deprived of horses, horseless, [ṢaḍvBr.; Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] of an ancient king (also [plural]), [ib.; Mahābhārata]

4) [=vy-aśva] b etc. See p. 1028, col. 3.

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Vyashva 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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