शंसति

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *śánsati, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ćánsati, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱéns-e-ti, from *ḱens- (to announce, proclaim). Cognate with Latin cēnseō, Ancient Greek κόσμος (kósmos), Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬢𐬵(saŋh, to declare), Polish sądzić.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

शंसति (śáṃsati) (root शंस्)

  1. to declare, announce, proclaim
  2. to say, tell
  3. to praise, commend, extol
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 7.100.5
      प्र तत्ते अद्य शिपिविष्ट नामार्यः शंसामि वयुनानि विद्वान् ।
      तं त्वा गृणामि तवसमतव्यान्क्षयन्तमस्य रजसः पराके ॥
      pra tatte adya śipiviṣṭa nāmāryaḥ śaṃsāmi vayunāni vidvān .
      taṃ tvā gṛṇāmi tavasamatavyānkṣayantamasya rajasaḥ parāke .
      To-day I laud this name, O Shipivista, I, skilled in rules, the name of thee the Noble.
      Yea, I the poor and weak praise thee the Mighty who dwellest in the realm beyond this region.