Adish, Ādiś: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ādiś can be transliterated into English as Adis or Adish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ādiś (आदिश्) [=Ādiśika?] refers to an “indicator (of time)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities).—Accordingly, after Maya built the three cities: “[...] There were time-indicators (samaya-ādiś) [samayādiśikaiścaiva], playgrounds and different halls for Vedic studies. There were persons of various types—sinners, virtuous, pious, noble and those of good conduct too. The place was sanctified everywhere by chaste ladies engaged in serving their husbands and averse to evil practices. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādiś (आदिश्).—6 U.

1) To point out, indicate, show; मार्ग आदिश् (mārga ādiś) (oft. in dramas) lead the way; Ś.5.

2) To order, direct, command; वेलोपलक्षणार्थमादिष्टोऽस्मि (velopalakṣaṇārthamādiṣṭo'smi) Ś.4; पुनरप्यादिश तावदुत्थितः (punarapyādiśa tāvadutthitaḥ) Kumārasambhava 4.16; तेषामप्येतदादिशेत् (teṣāmapyetadādiśet) Manusmṛti 11.192; आदिक्षदस्याभिगमं वनाय (ādikṣadasyābhigamaṃ vanāya) Bhaṭṭikāvya 3.9,7.28; R.1.54,2.65; to appoint; वसुमित्रं गोप्तारमादिश्य (vasumitraṃ goptāramādiśya) M.5.

3) To aim at; assign; आदिक्षत्सिंहासनं तस्य (ādikṣatsiṃhāsanaṃ tasya) Bhaṭṭikāvya 3.3; हरिवीराणामादिशद्दक्षिणां दिशम् (harivīrāṇāmādiśaddakṣiṇāṃ diśam) Rām.

4) To report, announce; teach, lay down, prescribe, instruct, advise; न चास्य व्रतमादिशेत् (na cāsya vratamādiśet) Manusmṛti 4.8; बुद्धिमादिश्य (buddhimādiśya) R.12.68.

5) To specify, determine; प्रतिषिद्धमनादिष्टम् (pratiṣiddhamanādiṣṭam) Y.2.26.

6) To foretell, predict; सा सिद्धेनादिष्टा (sā siddhenādiṣṭā) Ratnāvalī 4, Bṛ. S.5.96; आदिष्टः सुरासुरसंगरो भावी (ādiṣṭaḥ surāsurasaṃgaro bhāvī) V.5.

7) To undertake, try; ब्रह्मास्त्रमादिश (brahmāstramādiśa) Mb.

8) To provoke, challenge.

9) To profess as one's own duty. -Caus. To indicate, show, point out, announce &c. (same as ādiś).

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Ādiś (आदिश्).—f. Ved.

1) Aim, design, intention; अस्याऽश्रीणीतादिशं गभस्तौ (asyā'śrīṇītādiśaṃ gabhastau) Ṛgveda 1.61.3.

2) A project, proposition.

3) A proposal, declaration.

4) A region, quarter.

5) A sacrifice offered to a particular deity.

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

Ādiś (आदिश्).—[ā-diś], f. Advise.

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

Ādiś (आदिश्).—[feminine] aiming at, design; [dative] (as [infinitive]) to aim at, to hit.

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Ādiś (आदिश्).—aim at, menace, challenge ([accusative]), assign, announce, teach, designate, term; foretell, prophesy of a [person or personal] ([accusative], [Passive] [with] [nominative]); direct, order, appoint to ([locative], [dative], [infinitive], or artham). [Causative] indicate, show.

Ādiś is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and diś (दिश्).

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

1) Ādiś (आदिश्):—[=ā-diś] 1. ā-√diś [Parasmaipada] -dideṣṭi ([subjunctive] 3. sg. -dideśati, [Atharva-veda vi, 6, 2, etc.]), -diśati ([3. [plural] -diśanti [imperative] 2. sg. -diśa [imperfect tense] 1. sg. ādiśam, etc.]), rarely -diśate ([Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 24, 51]) [infinitive mood] -diśe ([Ṛg-veda ix, 21, 5]) and -deṣṭum ([Aorist] 3. sg. ādikṣat [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya iii, 3] See, [Pāṇini 3-1, 45] [future] 1. [plural] -dekṣyāmaḥ, perf. -dideśa) to aim at, have in view;

—to threaten, [Ṛg-veda ix, 21, 5, etc.; Atharva-veda] ;

—to hit, [Ṛg-veda ix, 56, 1];

—to assign, [Ṛg-veda ii, 41, 17, etc.; Atharva-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.;

—to point out, indicate;

—to report, announce, teach, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad iii, 18, 1; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.;

—to determine, specify, denominate, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii, 5, 8; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Lāṭyāyana; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.;

—to declare, foretell, [Ratnāvalī; Mālavikāgnimitra] etc.;

—to order, direct, command, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to refer any one to ([locative case]);

—to banish, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to undertake, try, [Mahābhārata];

—to profess as one’s aim or duty, [Ṛg-veda; Yājñavalkya] :

—[Causal] -deśayati, to show, indicate, announce, [Ratnāvalī; Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Mṛcchakaṭikā] :

—[Intensive] (p. -dediśāna) to have in view, aim at ([accusative]), [Ṛg-veda ix, 70, 5.]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-diś f. aiming at, design, intention, [Ṛg-veda x, 61, 3, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a particular direction or point of the compass (enumerated with diś, pra, vi, and ud), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā vi, 19] (cf. [infinitive mood] ā-diśe = [dative case])

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ādiś (आदिश्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āisa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adish in German

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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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