Abhishastipa, Abhiśastipā, Abhishasti-pa: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Abhiśastipā can be transliterated into English as Abhisastipa or Abhishastipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhiśastipā (अभिशस्तिपा):—[=abhi-śasti-pā] [from abhi-śasti > abhi-śaṃs] mfn. defending from imprecations, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhiśastipā (अभिशस्तिपा):—[tatpurusha compound] m.
1) Protecting against calumny or abuse; e. g. as an epithet of ājya or clarified butter, Vājas.: anabhiśastyabhiśastipā anabhiśastenyam (Mahīdh.: abhiśastirṛtvijāṃ parasparavirodhena nindanaṃ tasyāḥ pāti rakṣatītyabhiśastipāḥ; or protecting against slanderers; e. g. as an epithet of Soma, Ṛgv.: kimaṅga tvā brahmaṇaḥ soma gopāṃ kimaṅga tvāhurabhiśastipāṃ naḥ (Sāy.: = abhiśaṃsakebhyaḥ pālayitāram).
2) Protecting against injury or destruction; e. g. as an epithet of Soma, Ṛgv.: soma…suvīro abhiśastipāḥ (when Sāyaṇa analyzes the latter word instead of abhiśasti-pā, into abhi and śasti-pā which seems unnecessary: abhito hiṃsāto rakṣakaḥ; comp. the following word and its explanation); or protecting against those who inflict injury, against enemies; e. g. also as an epithet of Soma, Sāy.: abhitaḥ śastirhiṃsā yeṣāṃ tebhiśastayaḥ śatravaḥ tebhyaḥ parirakṣakaḥ (comp. the remark s. v. abhiśasti Ii.). Comp. the following. E. abhiśasti I. and Ii., and pā.
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