Vishtha, Viṣṭhā, Visthā: 14 definitions


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Vishtha has 13 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Viṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Vistha or Vishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Viṣṭhā (विष्ठा):—

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Viṣṭhā (विष्ठा):—2. f. = 3. viṣ faeces [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 2, 19.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 634.] [Halāyudha 3, 15.] pitṛpitāmahaprapitāmahāśca viṣṭhāyāṃ jāyante [PAIṬHĪNASI] in [DĀYABH. 273, 3. 4.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 180 (=] [Mahābhārata 13, 4282). 4, 220] ([Mahābhārata 12, 1320]). [Mahābhārata 5, 5445. 13, 1551. 4827.] [Suśruta 2, 246, 7.] [Śārṅgadhara SAṂH. 1, 3, 16.] [Spr. (II) 1111.] yadi kāko gajendrasya viṣṭhāṃ kurvīta mūrdhani . sa svabhāvo hi nīcānāṃ yo gajo gaja eva saḥ .. [SUBHĀṢ. 122.] tasyopari balākayā . viṣṭhā kadācinmuktābhūt [Kathāsaritsāgara 56, 172. 70, 91] [?(pl.). PAÑCAR. 1, 2, 43. 2, 2, 69.] suvarṇamayīṃ viṣṭhāṃ vidhāya [Pañcatantra 192, 16.] viṣṭhāyāṃ kṛmirbhūtvā Inschr. in [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 7, 28, 12.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 64, 39.] karaṇa [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 95, 14.] śva [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 10, 91.] kāka [Oxforder Handschriften 223,b, No. 544.] Hier und da fälschlich viṣṭā geschrieben. — Vgl. go, mukha, vāji .

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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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