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सेव् - sēv



सेव् [sēv]   1 Ā. (सेवते, सेवित; caus. सेवयति-ते; desid. सिसे- विषते; the स् of सेव् is generally changed to ष् after prepositions ending in इ such as नि, परि, वि)
To serve, wait or attend upon, honour, worship, obey; प्रायो भृत्यास्त्यजन्ति प्रचलितविभवं स्वामिनं सेवमानाः [Mu.4.21;] आचार- पूतं पवनः सिषेवे [R.2.13.] 'served or refreshed'; ऐश्वर्यादन- पेतमीश्वरमयं लोकोऽर्थतः सेवते [Mu.1.14.]
To go after, pursue, follow.
To use, enjoy; किं सेव्यते सुमनसां मनसापि गन्धः कस्तूरिकाजननशक्तिभृता मृगेण [R. G.]
To enjoy carnally; केतकीं सेवसे हन्त कथं रोलम्ब निस्त्रपः [Bv.1.118.]
To attach or devote oneself to, attend to, cultivate, practice, perform; विद्वद्भिः सेवितः (धर्मः) [Ms.2.1;] त्वया मनोनिर्विषयार्थ- कामया यदेक एव प्रतिगृह्य सेव्यते [Ku.5.38;] [R.17.49.]
To resort to, betake oneself to, dwell in, frequent, inhabit; तप्तं वारि विहाय तीरनलिनीं कारण्डवः सेवते [V.2.23;] [Pt.1.9.]
To watch over, guard, protect.
सेव्   cl. 1. Ā. ([Dhātup. xiv, 30]) सेवते (rarely °ति; pf.सिषेवे, °व, [MBh.] &c.; fut.सेविताGr.; सेविष्यते, ib., °ति, [MBh.]; aor.असिषेवत्, असेविष्टGr.; inf.सेवितुम्, [MBh.] &c.; ind.p.सेवित्वा, -सेव्य, ib.),
to dwell or stay near or in (loc.), [ŚBr.];
to remain or stay at, live in, frequent, haunt, inhabit, resort to (acc.), [Mn.]; [MBh.] &c.;
to serve, wait or attend upon, honour, obey, worship, ib.;
to cherish, foster (a child), [Kathās.];
to present with (instr.), [Ragh.];
to enjoy sexually, have sexual intercourse with (acc.), [Mn.]; [MBh.] &c.;
to refresh by soft breezes, fan (said of the wind), [R.]; [Kālid.]; [Pañcat.];
to devote or apply one's self to, cultivate, study, practise, use, employ, perform, do, [RV.] &c. &c.;
to exist or be found in anything (acc.), [R.]; [Hariv.]; [Kathās.] :
Pass.सेव्यते, to be followed or served &c., [MBh.] :
Caus.सेवयति (aor.असिषेवत्), to attend upon, serve, honour, [Hit.];
to tend, cherish (plants), [Bhartṛ.] :
Desid. of Caus. See सिसेवयिषु:
Desid.सिसेविषते, °तिGr.:
Intens.सेषेव्यते, ib.

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