आसन

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit आसन (āsana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

आसन (āsanm

  1. sitting
  2. mode of sitting, posture, attitude, position
  3. seat, place, stool
    1. (Hinduism) a small carpet or deer-skin on which Hindus sit during prayer.
  4. (yoga) asana

Declension[edit]

Declension of आसन
Singular Plural
Direct आसन (āsan) आसन (āsan)
Oblique आसन (āsan) आसनों (āsnõ)
Vocative आसन (āsan) आसनो (āsno)

References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “आसन”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “आसन”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

आसन n

  1. Devanagari script form of āsana

Declension[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From आस्ते (ā́ste, to sit down), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hā́stay, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hā́stay, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ḗsti, from *h₁ēs- (whence Sanskrit आस् (ās)). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἧμαι (hêmai, to be seated), Hittite [script needed] (ēša), Hittite [script needed] (āšzi).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

आसन (ā́sana or āsanán

  1. seat, chair
  2. a comfortable position
  3. sitting, sitting down, the way of sitting
  4. sitting in peculiar posture according to the custom of devotees
  5. halting, stopping, encamping
  6. abiding, dwelling
  7. seat, place, stool
  8. the withers of an elephant, the part where the driver sits
  9. maintaining a post against an enemy

Declension[edit]

Neuter a-stem declension of आसन (ā́sana)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative आसनम्
ā́sanam
आसने
ā́sane
आसनानि / आसना¹
ā́sanāni / ā́sanā¹
Vocative आसन
ā́sana
आसने
ā́sane
आसनानि / आसना¹
ā́sanāni / ā́sanā¹
Accusative आसनम्
ā́sanam
आसने
ā́sane
आसनानि / आसना¹
ā́sanāni / ā́sanā¹
Instrumental आसनेन
ā́sanena
आसनाभ्याम्
ā́sanābhyām
आसनैः / आसनेभिः¹
ā́sanaiḥ / ā́sanebhiḥ¹
Dative आसनाय
ā́sanāya
आसनाभ्याम्
ā́sanābhyām
आसनेभ्यः
ā́sanebhyaḥ
Ablative आसनात्
ā́sanāt
आसनाभ्याम्
ā́sanābhyām
आसनेभ्यः
ā́sanebhyaḥ
Genitive आसनस्य
ā́sanasya
आसनयोः
ā́sanayoḥ
आसनानाम्
ā́sanānām
Locative आसने
ā́sane
आसनयोः
ā́sanayoḥ
आसनेषु
ā́saneṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic
Neuter a-stem declension of आसन (āsaná)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative आसनम्
āsanám
आसने
āsané
आसनानि / आसना¹
āsanā́ni / āsanā́¹
Vocative आसन
ā́sana
आसने
ā́sane
आसनानि / आसना¹
ā́sanāni / ā́sanā¹
Accusative आसनम्
āsanám
आसने
āsané
आसनानि / आसना¹
āsanā́ni / āsanā́¹
Instrumental आसनेन
āsanéna
आसनाभ्याम्
āsanā́bhyām
आसनैः / आसनेभिः¹
āsanaíḥ / āsanébhiḥ¹
Dative आसनाय
āsanā́ya
आसनाभ्याम्
āsanā́bhyām
आसनेभ्यः
āsanébhyaḥ
Ablative आसनात्
āsanā́t
आसनाभ्याम्
āsanā́bhyām
आसनेभ्यः
āsanébhyaḥ
Genitive आसनस्य
āsanásya
आसनयोः
āsanáyoḥ
आसनानाम्
āsanā́nām
Locative आसने
āsané
आसनयोः
āsanáyoḥ
आसनेषु
āsanéṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • आसन” in Carl Cappeller, A Sanskrit–English Dictionary: Based upon the St. Petersburg Lexicons, Strasbourg: Karl J. Trübner, 1891, →OCLC, page 70.
  • Monier Williams (1899), “आसन”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, OCLC 458052227, page 159.
  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006) The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics), New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 296