sthira स्थिर

Definition: a. [√ sthâ] firm, hard, solid, stiff, strong; fixed, immovable, motionless; steady (gait, gaze); permanent, continual, enduring, lasting, changeless; steadfast, sustained, persevering; kept secret (counsel); constant, faithful, trustworthy (of persons); of good courage; firmly resolved to (inf.); certain, sure, undoubted: manas or hrida yam sthiram kri, steel one's heart, take courage; n. (RV.) resistance: ac. w. ava-tan, P. break the resistance of any one (g.), Â. yield; w. â-tan, offer resistance.

Dictionary: Macdonell
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