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n. (given name female from=Sanskrit) used in India.

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Asha is the Zoroastrian concept of "truth, order".

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Asha (; aša) is the Avestan language term (corresponding to Vedic language ṛta) for a concept of cardinal importance to Zoroastrian theology and doctrine. In the moral sphere, aša/arta represents what has been called "the decisive confessional concept of Zoroastrianism." The opposite of Avestan aša is druj, "lie."

The significance of the term is complex, with a highly nuanced range of meaning. It is commonly summarized in accord with its contextual implications of 'truth' and 'right(eousness)', 'order' and 'right working'. For other connotations, see meaning below.

Its Old Persian equivalent is arta-. In Middle Iranian languages the term appears as ard-.

The word is also the proper name of the divinity Asha, the Amesha Spenta that is the hypostasis or "genius" of "Truth" or "Righteousness". In the Younger Avesta, this figure is more commonly referred to as Asha Vahishta (Aša Vahišta, Arta Vahišta), "Best Truth". The Middle Persian descendant is Ashawahist or Ardwahisht; New PersianArdibehesht or Ordibehesht. In the Gathas, the oldest texts of Zoroastrianism and thought to have been composed by the prophet himself, it is seldom possible to distinguish between moral principle and the divinity. Later texts consistently use the 'Best' epithet when speaking of the Amesha Spenta, only once in the Gathas is 'best' an adjective of aša/arta.

Usage examples of "asha".

Kelder kept a steadying hand on Asha as the threesome started walking.

Kelder had to dodge, then duck quickly back to catch Asha as she lost her balance.

To distract himself he concentrated on his conversation with Asha, who had pains of her own to try to forget, ones far more lasting than sore feet.

Now she stood on two feet again, instead of four, and Asha stood beside her.

They were in the central square of the Bazaar, and Kelder and Asha both looked about in wonder.

He glanced down at Asha, remembering what she had said about her father.

He found Asha crouched in the mouth of the alley, watching in all directions.

Kelder on the back, and he started, then realized it was just Asha, following him.

Kelder asked, glancing back at Asha and seeing only a small, dark shape.

Little Asha was having trouble staying awake, her head constantly on the verge of falling forward into her fried potatoes.

Irith was laughing, and found Asha sound asleep, her cheek resting on the oily potato slices.

They had to carry Asha to the room Irith had rented, Kelder taking her under the arms, Irith taking her feet.

He glanced down at Asha, hoping for some useful suggestion, but all he saw was that she was on the verge if tears.

He lowered Asha to the pavement and then glanced casually at the guard.

He took Asha by the hand and started walking, southward across the trackless sands, toward the cliffs that he knew lay just below the horizon.