Sasin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sasin (Zoöl) The Indian antelope (Antilope bezoartica syn. Antilope cervicapra), noted for its beauty and swiftness. It has long, spiral, divergent horns.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sasin The common Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra or A. bezoartica, remarkable for its swiftness and beauty. It is abundant in the open dry plains of India, in flocks of from ten to sixty females to a single male. It will clear from 25 to 30 feet at a bound, and rise even 10 or 11 feet from the earth. It is grayish-brown or black on the upper parts of the body, with white abdomen and breast, and a white circle round the eyes. It stands about 2 feet 6 inches high at the shoulder. This is the animal which is considered to represent the modern restricted genus Antilope, from which many more have been successively detached for other and very numerous Antilopinæ of Asia and Africa. Its usual specific name is not to be confounded with the same word used in a generic sense for the very different African bohor. The sasin is among several antelopes loosely called algazel. It has long been known as a source of bezoar, as indicated by one of its specific names. The record of the sasin, in its relations to man, goes back to the dawn of history; for it is the animal with the straight corkscrew horns so commonly figured on the monuments of Assyria and Babylonia. In India it is usually figured drawing the car of Chandra, the moon-god, and furnishes a probable prototype of the animals with which the classic huntress Diana is associated. It is there also a regular attribute of Siva, or Mahadeva, held by the hind legs upright in one of the hands of this god, and connected with linga-worship, apparently from its reputed salacity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sasin sas′in the common Indian antelope.
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Usage

In literature:

Ven General Sasin tiet, your Mamma callet for me, ant says, 'Karl Ivanitch, I gif you my children.
"Boyhood" by Leo Tolstoy
Sasine, a mode of investiture in lands, according to ancient Scottish law.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
The legend is probably traceable back to the Sanskrit word sasin, moon, which means literally 'the hare-marked.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
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In news:

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks during the Sasin Bangkok Forum in July 9.
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In science:

Heller, M., Odrzyg´o´zd´z, Z., Pysiak, L. and Sasin, W., “Structure of Malicious Singularities”, Int. J.
General Relativity on Random Operators
Heller, M., Odrzyg´o´zd´z, Z., Pysiak, L., Sasin, W., “Noncommutative Unification of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. A Finite Model,” Gen.
General Relativity on Random Operators
Heller, M., Pysiak, L., Sasin, W., “Noncommutative Dynamics of Random Operators,” Int. J.
General Relativity on Random Operators
Heller, M., Pysiak, L. and Sasin, W., “Noncommutative Unification of General Relativity and Quantum Mechnics”, J.
General Relativity on Random Operators
Heller, M., Pysiak, L., Sasin, W., “Conceptual unification of gravity and quanta,” Int. J.
General Relativity on Random Operators
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