Aṃśaḥ

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aṃśaḥ (m): this word is derived from the verb-root ‘aṃśa vibhājane’ which ends in ‘a’ and belongs to the tenth group called curādi and the word means dividing or one division. Amarakośa gives ‘bhāgaḥ’ and ‘vaṇṭakaḥ’ as the synonyms. jaṭādhara adds ‘vibhāgaḥ’ and ‘bhaktiḥ’. There is the word ‘aṃsa’ which has the dental S because the Kavikalpadruma says aṃśāsakta vibhājane | vidyāvinoda etc. say that the word ‘aṃsa’ means shoulder only. The word aṃśa means a part of a thing, a part of inherited property, one fourth of a thing or number, the result of division (in mathematics) and a special form of the Sun. The Mahābhārata says “The 1/360 part of a circle, which is known as ‘degree’, is also another meaning of ‘aṃśa’ in geometry. A king who belonged to Yadu’s dynasty was also called ‘aṃśa’ which is known from a statement of the epics.

Sometimes transliterated as: Amsah, AMZaH, Amshah


Ref: == “धाता मित्रोऽर्य्यमा शक्रो वरुणस्त्वंश एव च ।भगो विवस्वान् पूषा च सविता दशमस्तथा॥एकादशस्तथा त्वष्टा द्वादशो विष्णुरेव च ।जघन्यजम्तु सर्व्वेषामादित्यानां गुणाधिकः” ॥ ततः कुरुवत्सः ततश्च अनुरथः ततः पुरुहोत्रो जज्ञे ततश्च अंश इति । ==