Re: Does सहस्राणि (sahasrAni) mean 10 or 1000?
namasté & svāgata te astu ( welcome to you)
Note the term used sahasram or sahasra = 1,000 . It also means ' a very large number'
The term you offered is Note the devanāgarī written form सहस्राणि is really sahasrāṇi. This informs us sahasra has been put in the plural form sahasrāṇi.
In the neuter gender, nominal case , 1st person, we have the following forms in 3 voices (vacana ) :
dual : sahasre
plural : sahasrāṇi
Note I said in the nominal case, as the 'form' or declination also appears as sahasrāṇi in the vocative and accusative cases.
Without having the reader lose interest and have their eyes roll back into their heads, a brief definition of these 3 cases (out of 8 that are recognized; some say 7):
- the nominal case is used or indicates the subject one is talking of ( verbally or within a sentence/verse)
- the accusative case indicates the direct object being addressed or directed; this is denoted by a verb being used.
- vocative case indicates direct access ; it is like an interjection. O'śiva ! or like śiva pāhi me ( śiva protect me!)
- plus 5 more cases
because you are identical with śiva