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 stha [ stha ]

See p. 1262, col. 3

stha [ stha ]

( or ṣṭha ), mf ( ā ) n. ( only ifc. ) standing, staying, abiding, being situated in, existing or being in or on or among ( See agni-, garbha-, jala-, naraka-, rājya-stha etc. )

occupied with, engaged in, devoted to performing, practising ( See dhyāna-, yajña-, yoga-, savana-stha etc. )

a place, ground ( ibc. = sthala ) L.

stha-páti [ sthapati ]

m. ( accord. to some sthapati, fr. caus. of √ 1. sthā ) ' place-lord ', a king, chief, governor, head official ( accord. to KātyŚr., ' a Vaiśya or even a person of lower caste, who has celebrated the Go-sava sacrifice after being chosen king '

accord. to others, ' an Āyogava who is a town official ' ; niṣāda-sth° ). AV. VS. Br. ŚrS. R. Śiś.

an architect, master builder, carpenter, wheelwright MBh. R. etc. ( IW. 185 )

one who sacrifices to Bṛhas-patī L.

a guard or attendant on the women's apartments, chamberlain L.

a charioteer W.

N. of Bṛhas-pati L.

of Kubera L.

mfn. chief, best, principal L.

stha-śás [ sthazas ]

ind. according to ( its ) place RV.