अंशु

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See also: अंश

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hanśúṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hanćúš, possibly from the BMAC substrate per Lubotsky. Cognate with Younger Avestan 𐬄𐬯𐬎(ąsu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem declension of अंशु (aṃśú)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative अंशुः
aṃśúḥ
अंशू
aṃśū́
अंशवः
aṃśávaḥ
Vocative अंशो
áṃśo
अंशू
áṃśū
अंशवः
áṃśavaḥ
Accusative अंशुम्
aṃśúm
अंशू
aṃśū́
अंशून्
aṃśū́n
Instrumental अंशुना / अंश्वा¹
aṃśúnā / aṃśvā̀¹
अंशुभ्याम्
aṃśúbhyām
अंशुभिः
aṃśúbhiḥ
Dative अंशवे / अंश्वे²
aṃśáve / aṃśvè²
अंशुभ्याम्
aṃśúbhyām
अंशुभ्यः
aṃśúbhyaḥ
Ablative अंशोः / अंश्वः²
aṃśóḥ / aṃśvàḥ²
अंशुभ्याम्
aṃśúbhyām
अंशुभ्यः
aṃśúbhyaḥ
Genitive अंशोः / अंश्वः²
aṃśóḥ / aṃśvàḥ²
अंश्वोः
aṃśvóḥ
अंशूनाम्
aṃśūnā́m
Locative अंशौ
aṃśaú
अंश्वोः
aṃśvóḥ
अंशुषु
aṃśúṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
  • ²Less common

Descendants[edit]

  • Assamese: আঁহ (ãh)

References[edit]