paśu पशु

Definition: m. (instrumental case paś/unā-or śva-; dative case p/aśve-or paś/ave-; genitive case paśv/as-or śos-; dual number paśv/ā-; accusative plural paśv/as-or ś/ūn-) cattle, kine (originally "any tethered animal";singly or collect. "a herd"), a domestic or sacrificial animal (as opp. to mṛga-,"wild animal"; 5 kinds are enumerated,"men, kine, horses, goats and sheep"[ ] , to which are sometimes added mules arid asses[ vi, 155 etc.] or camels and dogs[ commentator or commentary ]) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: AV. xi , 2 , 9 , MBh., AV. iii , 10 , 6, RV.
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