Paishaca, Paiśāca: 14 definitions


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Paishaca has 12 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Paiśāca can be transliterated into English as Paisaca or Paishaca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Paishacha.

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

Paiśāca (पैशाच):—

1) adj. f. ī piśācisch: vivāha [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 21. 25. 34.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 61.] [Mahābhārata 1, 2962. 2965.] [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 1, 6.] astra [Harivaṃśa 10616.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 29, 17. 56, 9.] vyūha [Mahābhārata 6, 5009.] graha Besessenheit [3, 14506.] dakṣiṇā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 141.] kāyalakṣaṇa [Suśruta 1, 336, 4.] bhāṣā [Kathāsaritsāgara 6, 4. 8, 2. 15.] [Oxforder Handschriften No. 412.] [Griechischen und Indoskythischen Könige, Institt. linguae pr. 7 u.s.w.] [MUIR, Stenzler II, 59. fg. 64. 446.] —

2) m. = piśāca 1. gaṇa prajñādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 4, 38.] [Mahābhārata 13, 1397.] Bez. eines Volksstammes [Mahābhārata 7, 4819]; vgl. gaṇa parśvādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 3, 117] und [4, 1, 177, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 2.] —

3) f. ī Nacht [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 18.]

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Paiśāca (पैशाच):—

1) māyā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 55, 23.] bhāṣā [Sāhityadarpana 173, 10.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Paiśāca (पैशाच):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) den Piśāka eigen u.s.w. graha m. so v.a. Besessenheit.

2) m. — a) = piśāca 1)a) — b) Pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes. —

3) wohl n. Titel eines Werkes [Private libraries (Gustav) 1.] bhāṣya n. Titel eines ausführlichen Commentars zur Bhagavadgītā [Catalogue North-Western Provinves 1,290.]

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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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