(ifc.f(ā). ) touch , sense of touch (-tasind.e.g.sparśa-taḥ sukhaṃ tat , " that is pleasant to the touch ") , contact (fig. applied to the beginning of an eclipse or to any astron. contact) Mn. MBh. VarBr2S. &c
(in gram.) collective N. of the twenty-five consonants constituting the five classes from k to m (so-called because formed by complete contact of the organs of utterance ; cf.sthāna and spṛṣṭa) Pra1t. ChUp. BhP.
(in phil.) the quality of tangibility (which constitutes the skin's viṣayaq.v.) IW. 68
any quality which is perceptible by touching any object (e.g. heat , cold , smoothness , softness &c ) MBh. &c
( Dha1tup. xxviii , 128) spṛśáti (mc. also °te ; pr. p.spṛśānaMBh. ; impf.asparśatBhP. ; pf.pasparśa , paspṛśuḥ , paspṛśeib.&c ; Subj.paspárśatRV. ; aor.aspṛkṣatAV. Br. ; asprākṣītBr. MBh. ; aspārkṣītGr. ; Prec.spṛśyātMBh. ; fut.spraṣṭā or sparṣṭāGr. ; sparkṣyatiib. ; sprakṣyatiMBh. ; inf.spraṣṭumib.&c ; -spṛ́śeRV. ; -spṛ́śasBr. ; ind.p.spṛṣṭvā , -spṛ́śyaib.&c ) , to touch , feel with the hand , lay the hand on (acc. or loc.) , graze , stroke RV. &c ; to handle , take hold of (anyo 'nyaṃ hastau spṛśataḥ , " they mutually touch or shake hands ") MBh. Ka1v. &c ; (with apáḥ , udakam , jalam ; or adbhis&c ) to touch or sip water , wash or sprinkle certain parts of the body with water Gr2S3rS. Mn. ii , 60MBh. &c ; to touch so as to hurt , injure , harm Katha1s. ; to perceive or feel by touch Up. Mn. VarBr2S. ; to touch , come into contact (lit. ; and fig. in astron. sense) VarBr2S. ; to reach or penetrate to (loc. or acc. ; with karṇam , " to come to the ears " ; with kriyām , " to set about any action ") MBh. R. &c ; to come up to , equal (acc. ; with girā , " to equal with words " i.e. " to be able to describe ") Ka1v. ; to act upon , affect Sarvad. BhP. ; to touch i.e. endow or fill with (instr.) RV. iv , 3 , 15 ; to touch i.e. befall , fall to the lot of , come upon , visit , afflict (acc.) ChUp. MBh. Ka1v. &c ; to touch , take hold of , make one's own , appropriate MBh. iv , 135 ; to attain to , obtain , experience , undergo MBh. Ka1m. &c ; to grant , bestow (cf.Caus.) BhP. : Pass.spṛśyate (aor.asparśi) , to be touched or seized or affected by MBh. &c : Caus.sparśayati , °te (aor.apasparśat or apispṛśat ; Subj.pispṛśaḥ , °śatiRV. ) , to cause to touch (two acc.) , bring into immediate contact with (loc. or instr.) Mn. MBh. &c ; to convey to (loc.) RV. ; to fill or cover with (instr.) &c ; to perceive by touch , feel MaitrUp. ; to offer , present , give Mn. MBh. &c : Desid.pispṛkṣati (cf.pispṛkṣu) Gr.: Intens.parīspṛśyate , parīspraṣṭi , parīsparṣṭiib.
-spṛśati (rarely A1.°te) , to touch , bring into contact with (A1. " touch one's self ") AV. &c ; (with or without salilam , apas&c ) to touch water , sprinkle , wash MBh. R. ; to touch , come into contact (in astrol , sense) VarBr2S. ; to reach or penetrate to , attain MBh. Katha1s. BhP. Ja1takam. ; to come into close relation with (acc.) Ra1jat. ; to come upon , visit , afflict R. ; to take out of (abl.) MBh. viii , 788 : Caus.-sparśayati , to bring into contact TS. Br. S3rS.