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वसति (vasatíf

  1. staying (especially "overnight"), dwelling, abiding, sojourn
    तिस्रो वसतीर् उषित्वा (tisro vasatīr uṣitvā) — having passed three nights
    vasatiṃ-√kri or √grah — to pass the night, take up one's abode in, + locative
  2. a nest
  3. a dwelling-place, house, residence, abode or seat of (genitive or compound)
  4. (Jainism) a Jain monastery
  5. night




वसति (vasatí)

  1. (according to some) dwelling, abiding (with वसाम् (vasām)), fixing one's residence (?)



वसति (vásati) (class-1 P. root √vas)

  1. to dwell, live, stop (at a place), stay (especially "overnight" , with or without rātrim or rātrīs) (RV. etc.)
  2. to remain, abide with or in (with locative of person; locative or accusative of place, especially with vāsam or vasatim) (ŚBr. etc.)
  3. to remain or keep on or continue in any condition
    (with a pp., e.g. with छन्न​ (channa, to continue to be covered) (KātyŚr.)
    or with an accusative, with ब्रह्मचर्यम् (brahmacaryam, to practise chastity) (AitBr.)
    or with an adv. e.g. with सुखम् (sukham, to live pleasantly or at ease)
    with or without दूरतस् (dūratas, to keep aloof) (TS. etc.)
  4. to have sexual intercourse with (+ locative) (Hariv.)
  5. to rest upon (+ locative) (Subh.)
  6. to charge or entrust with (+ instrumental) (Hariv.)

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  • 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 0930