Himsa, Hiṃsā: 18 definitions

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Himsa has 17 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Hinsa.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Hiṃsa (हिंस):—(von 1. hiṃs)

1) adj. verletzend, schädigend: ā.e hiṃsānā.apa di.yumā kṛdhi [Ṛgveda 10, 142, 1.] —

2) f. ā a) Leidzufügung am Leibe oder Gute, Schädigung [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 18, 113. 30, 231.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 371. 830.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 596.] [Medinīkoṣa s. 13.] [Halāyudha 2, 323. 5, 24.] im Gegensatz zu vidyā [Yāska’s Nirukta 14, 8. 9.] — [MAITRYUP. 3, 5.] akṛtvā prāṇināṃ hiṃsām [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 48.] samā-car [5, 43. fg. 8, 285. 293. 297.] prāyā kṛṣiḥ [?10, 63. 83. 11, 63. 141. 145. 12, 7. Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 240. Bhagavadgītā 18, 25. KAṆ. 6, 1, 7. Nīlakaṇṭha 23 (pl.). Rāmāyaṇa 3, 1, 22.] vihāra [51, 20.] [Suśruta 1, 71, 1.] śīla [323, 8.] rucitva [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 29, 25.] rata [Spr. (II) 225. 5437. v. l. 6943] [?(= Mahābhārata 13,1664). 7391. Rājataraṅgiṇī.2,53.3,27. Oxforder Handschriften 80,b,6. fgg. 103,b,16. Bhāgavatapurāṇa.2,6,8.3,29,8.5,9,18. Pañcatantra 60,6. SARVADARŚANAS. 43,10. 115,14.] hiṃsopakārin [Hemacandra] [Yogaśāstra 3, 72.] loka [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 28, 19.] bhūta [Oxforder Handschriften 103,b,16.] paśu [17.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 15, 7.] prāṇi [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 325. 3, 79.] sattvahiṃsā (so mit der ed. Calc. zu lesen) [1, 133.] ari vom Feinde kommend [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 57.] a [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 44. 10, 63. 11, 222.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 313.] [Mahābhārata 3, 13835.] ruci [Rāmāyaṇa.5,30,3.] [Spr. (II) 819. fgg. 1426. 6638. 6715.] [Oxforder Handschriften 80,b,9. 12. 103,b,16.] Personificirt ist die Hiṃsā die Gattin Adharma's [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 50, 29.] eine Tochter Lobha's von der Niṣkṛti [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 8, 3.] — b) Asteracantha longifolia [Ratnamālā 54] wohl fehlerhaft für hiṃsrā .

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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