asana

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See also: ásana, āsana, and asaną

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The cobra position, a common asana

Borrowed from Sanskrit आसन (ā́sana, āsaná, sitting down), from आस्ते (ā́ste, to sit down).

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Noun[edit]

asana (plural asanas)

  1. A body position, typically associated with the practice of yoga.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 414:
      She had taught him several yoga asanas and now every morning he obediently performed them while he thought of her sitting somewhere out among the olives beyond the tower in the lotus pose which seemed to cost her no effort at all, intoning the Aum []
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit असन (asana).

Noun[edit]

asana (plural asanas)

  1. Any of certain trees of genus Pterocarpus
    1. Pterocarpus indicus
    2. Pterocarpus echinatus.
  2. The wood of such trees, sometimes sold as Philippine mahogany.
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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑsɑnɑ/, [ˈɑs̠ɑnɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑsɑnɑ
  • Syllabification: a‧sa‧na

Noun[edit]

asana

  1. (yoga) asana

Declension[edit]

Inflection of asana (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative asana asanat
genitive asanan asanoiden
asanoitten
partitive asanaa asanoita
illative asanaan asanoihin
singular plural
nominative asana asanat
accusative nom. asana asanat
gen. asanan
genitive asanan asanoiden
asanoitten
asanainrare
partitive asanaa asanoita
inessive asanassa asanoissa
elative asanasta asanoista
illative asanaan asanoihin
adessive asanalla asanoilla
ablative asanalta asanoilta
allative asanalle asanoille
essive asanana asanoina
translative asanaksi asanoiksi
instructive asanoin
abessive asanatta asanoitta
comitative asanoineen
Possessive forms of asana (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person asanani asanamme
2nd person asanasi asananne
3rd person asanansa

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit आसन (āsana).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈasa.na]
  • Hyphenation: asa‧na

Noun[edit]

asana (first-person possessive asanaku, second-person possessive asanamu, third-person possessive asananya)

  1. asana, a body position.
    Synonyms: pose, gerakan
  2. seat, chair.
  3. sitting in peculiar posture according to the custom of devotees.
  4. (archaeology) related to definitions above.

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈsa.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Syllabification: a‧sa‧na

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit आसन (āsana).

Noun[edit]

asana f

  1. asana

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

asana m inan

  1. genitive singular of asan

Further reading[edit]

  • asana in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • asana in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈsana/, [aˈsa.na]

Noun[edit]

asana m (plural asanas)

  1. asana

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