Abhipsita, Abhīpsita: 12 definitions


Abhipsita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Abhipsit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Abhipsita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित) refers to “that which is desired”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, after Goddess Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā) granted a boon to Menā:—“Saying so, the Goddess Śivā vanished from there even as Menā was watching. O dear one, on getting the desired [i.e., abhīpsita] boon from the Goddess, Menā attained immeasurable joy. Her misery occasioned by penance vanished. Bowing down in that direction, the chaste lady of delighted mind returned to her abode repeating the benedictory word “Jaya” (be victorious)”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Abhipsita in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित) refers to “that which one desires”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.114-116, while describing the king’s consecration]—“[...] Then [the Mantrin] should carry out the sacrifice—[which] confers siddhi—within the palace using the method described earlier with abundant oblation, for as long as seven days, O Devi. [The king] then acquires great royal fortune [and an] unconquerable kingdom, as [he] desires (abhīpsitavā yadabhīpsitam). And the king will obtain the siddhis of the earth and sky. Then, the [Mantrin who performs] the nīrājana achieves [for himself] all the very best things, [and] destroys the aforementioned faults. O Devi, this is certain to take place”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhipsita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhīpsita (अभीप्सित).—p (S) Desired or wished: also liked or beloved.

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abhīpsita (अभीप्सित).—n S Welfare.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abhīpsita (अभीप्सित).—p Wished, desired; also liked.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhipsita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित).—a. Desired, wished; अभीप्सितार्थसिद्ध्यर्थं पूजितो यः सुरासुरैः (abhīpsitārthasiddhyarthaṃ pūjito yaḥ surāsuraiḥ) |

-tam A wish, desire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Wished, desired. E. abhi, āpa to obtain, in the desiderative form, and kta affix, iṭ inserted.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित).—[adjective] desired, agreeable, dear.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित):—[from abhy-āp] mfn. desired, acceptable, dear.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) Wished, desired; (neutr. wish, desire); e. g. Rāmāy.: abhīpsitaṃ tu me kiṃcitpriyaṃ kartumihārhasi; or Bhāgav. Pur.: alabdhābhīpsito jñānādiddhamanyuḥ śucārpitaḥ &c. E. āp in the desider., with abhi, kṛt aff. kta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) par.] Desired.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhipsita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhīpsita (अभीप्सित) [Also spelled abhipsit]:—(a) desired, wished for, cherished.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhipsita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhīpsita (ಅಭೀಪ್ಸಿತ):—[adjective] desired; wanted; wished.

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Abhīpsita (ಅಭೀಪ್ಸಿತ):—[noun] = ಅಭೀಪ್ಸೆ [abhipse].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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