Abhishu, Abhiṣu, Abhīśu, Abhīṣu: 9 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Abhiṣu and Abhīśu and Abhīṣu can be transliterated into English as Abhisu or Abhishu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiṣu (अभिषु).—5 P. (°su)

1) To extract Soma juice or any juice; अभिषुण्वन्त आसते (abhiṣuṇvanta āsate) Ait. Br.

2) To apply water to or press out; यानि चैवाभिषूयन्ते पुष्पमूलफलैः शुभैः (yāni caivābhiṣūyante puṣpamūlaphalaiḥ śubhaiḥ) Ms.5.1 (Kull. udakena saṃdhā).

3) To moisten, sprinkle; ते विज्ञायाऽ- भिसोष्यन्तं रक्तै रक्षांसि सव्यथाः (te vijñāyā'- bhisoṣyantaṃ raktai rakṣāṃsi savyathāḥ) Bk.9.9.

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Abhīśu (अभीशु) or Abhīṣu (अभीषु).—[abhi -aś -un, pṛṣo° ata itvam]

1) A rein, bridle; यैर्गुप्तान्यकुतोभयानि भुवनान्यासन्महाभीशवः (yairguptānyakutobhayāni bhuvanānyāsanmahābhīśavaḥ) Mv.5.23; तेन हि मुच्यन्तामभीशवः (tena hi mucyantāmabhīśavaḥ) Ś.1.

2) A ray of light; प्रफुल्लता- पिच्छनिभैरभीषुभिः (praphullatā- picchanibhairabhīṣubhiḥ) Śi.1.22; °मत् (mat) resplendent, splendid. cf. अभीशुः प्रग्रहरशिमनोः (abhīśuḥ pragraharaśimanoḥ) | Nm. 'अभीशुः प्रग्रहे रश्मौ (abhīśuḥ pragrahe raśmau)' इति शाश्वतः (iti śāśvataḥ) |

3) An arm (abhyaśnute karmāṇi Nir.).

4) A finger.

Derivable forms: abhīśuḥ (अभीशुः), abhīṣuḥ (अभीषुः).

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

Abhīśu (अभीशु).—m.

(-śuḥ) 1. A ray of light. 2. A rein. f.

(-śuḥ) A finger. E. abhi before aśū to pervade, u affix, derivative irregular. See abhīṣu.

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Abhīṣu (अभीषु).—m.

(-ṣuḥ) 1. A ray of light. 2. A rein. 3. Love, lust. 4. Passion. E. abhi before iṣa to desire, and u affix or aśa to pervade, &c. whence, abhiśu.

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

Abhīśu (अभीशु).—i. e. abhi-īś + u, m. A bridle, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 5, 15.

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

Abhīśu (अभीशु).—[masculine] rein; ray.

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Abhisū (अभिसू).—consecrate for ([accusative]), endow with ([instrumental]).

Abhisū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhi and (सू).

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

1) Abhiṣu (अभिषु):—[=abhi-ṣu] (3 √su), (3. [plural] -ṣuṇvanti; [indeclinable participle] -ṣutya)

—to press out (with stones) the Soma juice (or any other juice), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.;

—to press out with the help of any liquid, [Manu-smṛti v, 10] ([Passive voice] 3. [plural] -ṣūyante), [Suśruta];

— ([future] p. -soṣyat cf. [Pāṇini 8-3, 117]) to moisten, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya] :—[Causal] -ṣāvayati, [Pāṇini 8-3, 65] [commentator or commentary]

2) Abhiṣū (अभिषू):—[=abhi-ṣū] (1 √sū), -ṣuvati, to endow with ([instrumental case]), [Kāṭhaka];

2) —to consecrate for a purpose ([accusative]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];—[imperfect tense] -aṣuvat, [Pāṇini 8-3, 63] :—[Desiderative] -susūṣati, [ib., 64] [commentator or commentary]

3) Abhisū (अभिसू):—[=abhi-sū] to bring forth, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

4) Abhīśu (अभीशु):—m. ([from] √1. with abhi, [Nirukta, by Yāska iii, 9]), chiefly [Vedic or Veda] rein, bridle, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

5) ray of light, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]

6) (through incorrect interpretation of daśābhīśu q.v.) arm, finger, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]

7) Name of a Ṛṣi, [Vaṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

8) Abhīṣu (अभीषु):—[from abhīśu] m. (incorrectly for abhīśu) rein, bridle, [Mahābhārata vii, 8180]

9) [v.s. ...] ray of light, [Śiśupāla-vadha i, 22.]

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

Abhīśu (अभीशु):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-śuḥ) 1) (ved.) Finger (Nighantu: = aṅguli); e. g. Ṛgv.: sthirā vaḥ santu nemayo rathā aśvāsa eṣām . susaṃskṛtā abhīśavaḥ (Sāy.: = aṅgulayaḥ); or daśābhīśubhyo arcatajarebhyo daśa dhuro daśa yuktā vahadbhyaḥ (Durga to Yāska: ‘abhyaśnuvate karmāṇi’, abhīśavopyaṅgulaya eva tā abhyaśnuvate karmāṇi vyāpnuvantītyarthaḥ . anekairnāmabhiraṅgulaya evoktāḥ).

2) (ved.) Arm (Nigh.: = bāhu).

3) (ved.) A ray of light (Nigh.: = raśmi); see Durga at the end.

4) A rein (Nigh.: = raśmi); e. g. Ṛgv., Vājas.: rathe tiṣṭhannayati vājinaḥ puro yatrayatra kāmayate suṣārathiḥ . abhīśūnāṃ mahimānaṃ panāyata manaḥ paścādanu yacchanti raśmayaḥ (Sāy., Mahīdh.: = raśmīnām); or Vājas.: suṣārathiraśvāniva yanmanuṣyānnenīyatebhīśubhirvājina iva (Mahīdh.: = pragrahaiḥ); or Ṛgv.: anaśvo jāto anabhīśurarvā (Sāy.: = ālambanādhārapragrahasthānīyaraśmirahitaḥ). Comp. abhīṣu. E. (Yāska, Sāyaṇa, &c.) with abhi, uṇ. aff. uṇ, with an irregular contraction in the second syllable (compare e. g. abhīkṣṇa); ‘finger’ and ‘arm’ because they perform work; or perhaps because they move quickly, ‘finger’ being derived in several synonymes from radicals implying motion, comp. aṅguli, agrū, athari &c.; ‘rays of light’ metaph. as fingers of the sun; or perhaps because they ‘pervade; ‘rein’ esp. of the horses of the sun, metaph. as the rays; but acc. to Durga the two latter meanings would seem to refer to another E., viz. a rad. implying checking, restraining, ‘for the rays check the water and the reins horses’; perhaps īś with abhi, kṛt aff. u; Durga to Yāska on Nigh. 1. 5. (raśmiryamanātteṣāmāditaḥ sādhāraṇāni pañcāśvaraśmibhiḥ): ādityasaṃbandhenaiva raśmināmānyuttarāṇi pañcadaśa . raśmiryamanādudakasya . aśvānāṃ vā.

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Abhīṣu (अभीषु):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ṣuḥ) 1) A ray of light.

2) A rein.

3) Desire.

4) Attachment, love. (The two first meanings in Amarak., Hem., Viśvapr., &c. for the two latter comp. Śabdaratnāv.: abhīṣu pragrahe raśmau puṃsi kāmānurāgayoḥ. Bharata and Mathureśa on the Amarak. admit the form abhīśu only for the meaning ‘ray’ (in the classical dialect); Mallin. on the Śiśupālab. 16. 51. however observes that all the words which are given by the Koshas as ending in ṣ, occur in the vaidic and in the classical language with a final ś: viśvaprakāśādayaḥ sarvepyabhidhānikā mūrdhanyānteṣu ye lokavedayostālavyāntā dṛśyante. Comp. abhīśu.) E. see abhīśu, with for ś; but the comm. on the Amarak. derive the word from iṣ with abhi, kṛt aff. u; or abhi (= abhigata) and iṣu; this E. is without any probability.

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

1) Abhīśu (अभीशु):—[a-bhīśu] (śuḥ) 2. m. A ray of light; love; a reign. 2. f. A finger.

2) Abhīṣu (अभीषु):—[abhī+ṣu] (ṣu) 1. m. Idem.

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