Arcishmat, Arciṣmat: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Arciṣmat can be transliterated into English as Arcismat or Arcishmat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Archishmat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Arcishmat in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Arciṣmat (अर्चिष्मत्).—A sect of Pitṛs. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 236, Verse 15).

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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

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

Arciṣmat (अर्चिष्मत्).—a. [astyarthe matup] Flaming, brilliant, bright; अर्चिष्मतीः सन्ध्यामङ्गलदीपिकाः (arciṣmatīḥ sandhyāmaṅgaladīpikāḥ) V.3.2. m.

1) Fire, the god of fire; जज्ञे तेजो महार्चिष्मान् पञ्चवर्णः प्रभावतः (jajñe tejo mahārciṣmān pañcavarṇaḥ prabhāvataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.22. 3.

2) The sun. अर्चिष्मानर्चितोऽत्यर्थं ब्रह्मचर्यव्रते स्थितः (arciṣmānarcito'tyarthaṃ brahmacaryavrate sthitaḥ) Rām.5. 35.12.

3) A sort of subordinate deity.

4) Name of Viṣṇu.

-tī 1 Name of the town or world of Agni.

2) One of the 1 earths according to Buddhists.

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

Arciṣmat (अर्चिष्मत्).—mfn. (-ṣmān-ṣmatī-ṣmat) Brilliant, resplendent. m. (-ṣmān) 1. Fire. 2. The sun. E. arcis flame, and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Arciṣmat (अर्चिष्मत्):—[=arciṣ-mat] [from arcis > arc] mfn. brilliant, resplendent, [Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. fire, the god of fire, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] a flame, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Arciṣmat (अर्चिष्मत्):—(ṣmān) 5. m. Fire; sun. a. Bright, resplendent.

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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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