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अंशु

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

Per Lubotsky, presumably a loanword from Uralic substratum.

NounEdit

अंशु (aṃśúm

  1. filament, stalk (especially of the Soma plant)
    • RV 4.22.8
      पिपीळे अंशुर मद्यो न सिन्धुर आ तवा शमी शशमानस्य शक्तिः |
      अस्मद्र्यक छुशुचानस्य यम्या आशुर न रश्मिं तुव्योजसं गोः ||
      pipīḷe aṃśur madyo na sindhur ā tvā śamī śaśamānasya śaktiḥ |
      asmadryak chuśucānasya yamyā āśur na raśmiṃ tuvyojasaṃ ghoḥ ||
      Pressed is the gladdening stalk as ’twere a river: so let the rite, the toiler's power, attract thee
      To us-ward, of the Bright One, as the courser strains his. exceedingly strong leather bridle.
  2. kind of Soma libation
  3. thread
  4. end of a thread, a minute particle
  5. point, end
  6. array, sunbeam
  7. cloth
  8. name of a rishi
    • RV 8.5.26
      यथोत कर्त्व्ये धने.अंशुं गोष्वगस्त्यम |
      यथा वाजेषु सोभरिम ||
      athota kṛtvye dhane.aṃśuṃ ghoṣvaghastyam |
      yathā vājeṣu sobharim ||
      And Amsu in decisive fight, Agastya in the fray for kine.
      And, in his battles, Sobhari.
  9. name of an ancient Vedic teacher, son of a धनंजय (dhanaṃjaya)
  10. name of a prince

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0001