Adhishta, Adhīṣta, Adhīṣṭa: 6 definitions


Adhishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Adhīṣta and Adhīṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Adhista or Adhishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adhishta in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Adhīṣta (अधीष्त).—A son of Brahmā with mantraśarīra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 6.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Adhīṣṭa (अधीष्ट).—A respectful command; polite expression of wish with felicitation.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhīṣṭa (अधीष्ट).—a. [adhi-iṣ divādi-kta] Honorary, solicited.

-ṣṭaḥ [bhāve-kta] Honorary office or duty; one of the cases in which लिङ् (liṅ) or the Potential may be used; P.III. 3.161 (adhīṣṭaḥ = satkārapūrvako vyāpāraḥ Sk.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Adhiṣṭa (अधिष्ट).—see adhīṣṭa.

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Adhīṣṭa (अधीष्ट).—(in Sanskrit, e.g. Pāṇini 5.1.80, but very rare), ppp. of adhyeṣati, requested (for instruction); compare Pali ajjhiṭṭha, used with ajjhesita as ppp. to ajjhesati: tena adhīṣṭu (= °ṭo) Lalitavistara 393.14; yais tathāgato 'dhīṣṭo 'bhūd asya dharmaparyāyasya saṃprakāśanāya 438.15; Mahāvastu iii.403.14 (probably read with mss. adhiṣṭo); yādhīṣṭā bhavati tayāsau bhikṣuṇī praṣṭavyā Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 10a.3; anadhīṣṭa not requested for instruction, Divyāvadāna 329.21 ff.

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

1) Adhīṣṭa (अधीष्ट):—mfn. (√3. iṣ), solicited, asked for instruction (as a teacher), [Pāṇini]

2) mn. instruction given by a teacher solicited for it, [Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Adhīṣṭa (अधीष्ट):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m.

(-ṣṭaḥ) One requested or honourably engaged to assume a duty, as a teacher &c. (not one hired for money). Ii. n.

(-ṣṭam) An honourable occupation. E. iṣ with adhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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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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