From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By M. A. Alwar
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. The meaning of the verse is ‘the merchant divides the money into parts’.
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu