Aṃśa

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Amsa, AMZa, Amsha


Aṃśa literally means 'vibhājanam'.

Origin of the Word Aṃśa

The verb root means the ‘division or making parts of something’ according to the Kavikalpadruma. The penultimate phoneme is the palatal.

Meaning of Aṃśa

The meaning of aṃśa is from the verb root ‘bhāj’ which means separation.

Example of Aṃśa

The example can be quoted from the verse in the literature Durgādāsa’s Dhātudīpikā.[1] The meaning of the verse is ‘the merchant divides the money into parts’.

References

  1. 'अंशयति अंशापयति धनं वणिक्।'. It is pronounced as ‘aṃśayati aṃśāpayati dhanaṃ vaṇik.'
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu