Abhishasti, Abhiśasti, Abhishashti: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Abhiśasti can be transliterated into English as Abhisasti or Abhishasti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति).—f.

1) A curse.

2) Effect of an imprecation, misfortune, evil, calamity.

3) Censure, calumny, abuse, defamation, charge, insult.

4) Asking, begging.

5) What curses or injures; the cause or source of injury.

Derivable forms: abhiśastiḥ (अभिशस्तिः).

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

Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति).—f.

(-stiḥ) 1. Calumny, scandal, defamation. 2. Asking, begging. E. abhi before śaṃsa to praise or ask, and ktin aff.

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

Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति).—i. e. abhi-śaṃs + ti, f. Defamation, calumny.

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

Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति).—[feminine] imprecation, curse; censure, blame; misfortune, harm; concr. a slanderer, enemy.

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

1) Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति):—[=abhi-śasti] [from abhi-śaṃs] f. curse, imprecation, damnation, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] effect of imprecation, misfortune, evil, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] one who curses or injures, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] blame, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] ‘accusation’ (ifc.; See mithyābhiśasti)

6) [v.s. ...] calumny, defamation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] asking, begging, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-stiḥ) I.

1) Abuse, calumny, scandal, defamation (Med., Hemach., Viśvapr., Bhūripr., Ajayap., Śabdaratnāv., &c. = apavāda or lokāpavāda); e. g. Ṛgv.: uruṣyā ṇo abhiśasteḥ soma (Sāyaṇa: abhiśasterabhiśaṃsanādabhiśāparūpānnindanāt); or Vājas., Atharv.: amutra bhūyādadha (v. 1. ºdhi) yadyamasya bṛhaspatebhiśasteramuñcaḥ (Mahīdh.: abhiśasteḥ . abhiśāpādapi lokāpavādādapi); hence personified: (ved.) a slanderer, an enemy; e. g. Ṛgv.: jahī bhikitvo abhiśastimetām (Sāy.: = enamabhiśaṃsakam); or tvaṃ devāṃ~ abhiśasteramuñcaḥ (Sāy.: = abhiśaṃsakācchatroḥ); in the verse of the Ṛgv.: yuvaṃ sindhūṃ~rabhiśasteravadyādagnīṣomāvamuñcataṃ gṛbhītān it is probably more correct to take avadyāt as an apposition to abhiśasteḥ than to consider abhiśasteḥ as a masc. or as an adject. referring to avadyāt i. e. ‘you have liberated the rivers from that crime, the slander’, (but Sāy. from ‘that notorious crime’: abhiśasterabhiśasyamānādabhitaḥ prakaṭitādavadyāttasmātpāpādamuñcatam).

2) Asking, begging; (according to the various Koshas mentioned above; some comm. of the Amarak. however restrict its sense to the ‘religious begging’; thus Rāyam., Ramān., Nīlak., &c.: bhikṣāmātre, Bharatam.: vratabhikṣāyām). E. śaṃs with abhi, kṛt aff. ktin. Ii. Injury, destruction (ved.); e. g. Ṛgv.: nabho na rūpaṃ jarimā mināti purā tasyā abhiśasteradhīhi (Sāy.: abhiśasterhiṃsāhetoḥ); or somyāsaḥ…titikṣante abhiśastiṃ janānām (Sāy.: abhiśastiṃ = hiṃsām; but Mahīdh. takes the word in the latter instance, when it occurs in the corresponding verse of the Vājas., in the sense and etym. of I. 1. viz. = durvacanam); or Vajas.: samidasi sūryastvā purastātpātu kasyāścidabhiśastyai (Mahīdh.: = hiṃsāyāḥ); also personified in this sense: an enemy; when Sāyaṇa however, and probably wrongly, analyzes it as a [bahuvrihi compound] m.; comp. abhiśastipā, abhiśastipāvan and the following. E. śas with abhi, kṛt aff. ktin.

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Abhiṣaṣṭi (अभिषष्टि):—A bad reading in the printed edition of the Śeṣās of Hemach. for abhiśasti ‘begging’; in a similar manner abhiṣasta Hem. nān. 4. 123., which occurs in Mss., is a bad reading for abhiśasta.

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

Abhiśasti (अभिशस्ति):—[abhi-śasti] (stiḥ) 2. f. Calumny, defamation; asking, begging.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Abhiśasti (ಅಭಿಶಸ್ತಿ):—[noun] a formal charge made against a person of doing wrong; accusation.

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