Pishaca, Piśāca, Pisāca, Pisaca, Piśācā: 33 definitions

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Pishaca has 31 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Piśāca and Piśācā can be transliterated into English as Pisaca or Pishaca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishacha.

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

Piśāca (पिशाच):—gaṇa pṛṣodarādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 3, 109.] ākarṣādi zu [5, 2, 64.] parśvādi zu [5, 3, 117.]

1) m. eine Klasse dämonischer Wesen, zu deren Aufstellung die Irrlichter Veranlassung gegeben haben mögen, [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 6.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 75.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 91.] [Halāyudha 1, 87.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 116.] aśucimarudeśanivāsinaḥ [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 37.] (upāditsati) agnikāmakātara ivolmukapiśācam [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 14, 7. -] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 30, 8. 34, 51.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 4, 20, 6. 9. 36, 4. 37, 10. 5, 29, 4. 5. 6, 32, 2. 8, 2, 12. 12, 1, 50.] Götter, Menschen, Väter — Asura, Rakṣas, Piśāka [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 2, 4, 1, 1.] [KĀTH. 37, 14.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 37. 43. 12, 44.] hiṃsrāṇāṃ ca piśācānām 57. na bhakṣayati yo māṃsaṃ vidhiṃ hitvā piśācavat [5, 50.] yakṣarakṣaḥpiśācānnaṃ madyaṃ māṃsaṃ surāsavam [11, 95.] [Arjunasamāgama 10, 50.] [Mahābhārata 3, 2407.] rakṣaḥpiśācāśca himavantam (rakṣanti) [?8, 2104. Harivaṃśa 11794. 14698. Rāmāyaṇa 1, 42, 7. Kapila 4, 2. Suśruta 1, 16, 16. 21, 14. 89, 20. 114, 9. 117, 9. 2, 532, 2. 533, 13. Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 13, 11. 38 (37), 5. 45, 13. Kathāsaritsāgara 28, 162. fgg. Rājataraṅgiṇī 6, 155. Viṣṇupurāṇa 42.] jaḍonmattapiśācavat [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 15, 43. 5, 5, 29.] [Burnouf 131.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 313, 11. 436, 2.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 54. fgg.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 299 (68).] mathite (araṇeḥ) pādajaṅghe ca piśācaḥ saṃprajāyate [Pariśiṣṭa des Atharvaveda] bei [KUHN], Herabkunft d. Feuers, 208. Kinder der Krodhā [Harivaṃśa 11554.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 150,] [Nalopākhyāna 18.] nṛtyatpiśācāṅganāḥ [Prabodhacandrodaja 3, 13.] vidyā [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 10, 7.] veda [MÜLLER, SL. 451.] bhāṣā [Kathāsaritsāgara 7, 27.] caryā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 14, 26. 28.] dakṣiṇā [Mahābhārata 13, 4316.] kṣayaṇa [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 2, 18, 4.] cātana ebend. jambhana [5, 29, 14.] han (vajra) [Kāṭhaka-Recension 39, 5.] sabha n. [Bharata] zu [Amarakoṣa] [Śabdakalpadruma] dauḥśīlyapiśācāveśavaikṛta [Rājataraṅgiṇī 3, 505.] deśa [MUIR, Sanskrit Texts II, 59.] vāc 61. sapiśācā vātyā [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 3, 80,] [Scholiast] f. ī gaṇa parśvādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 177, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 2.] [Śabdamālā im Śabdakalpadruma] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 1, 16, 3.] [Mahābhārata 3, 2558. 10520. 16139.] [Harivaṃśa 14572.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 60, 22.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 36, 8.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 384, 15.] strī ein teuflisches Weib [Prabodhacandrodaja 15, 12.] āśā (vgl. āśāpiśācikā) [?76, 18. Nach Viṣṇupurāṇa 122, Nalopākhyāna 19 und 150, Nalopākhyāna 18] ist piśācā (sic) eine Tochter Dakṣa’s und Mutter der Piśāka. Vgl. abhrapiśāca, udara, dhanapiśācī (unter dhanapiśācikā), piśāci und paiśāca . —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Rakṣas [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 12, 15. 6, 35, 12.] —

3) f. ī eine Art Valeriana (gandhamāṃsī) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]; vgl. piśitā .

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

Piśāca (पिशाच):——

1) m. (adj. Comp. f. ā) — a) eine Klasse dämonischer Wesen zu deren Aufstellung die Irrlichter Veranlassung gegeben haben mögen. Am Ende eines Comp. so v.a. ein Teufel — , ein Dämon von [Kād. (1872) 255,11(417,9).] — b) Nomen proprium eines Rakṣas. —

2) f. ā Nomen proprium einer Tochter Dakṣa’s und Mutter der Piśāka. —

3) f. ī — a) f. zu 1)a). Am Ende eines Comp. so v.a. ein Teufel — , ein Dämon von [Bālarāmāyaṇa 86,11.] — b) *eine Valeriana [Rājan 12,101.] — c) Nomen proprium einer Yoginī [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 2,a.100,2,4.]

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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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