Atishtha, Atiṣṭhā, Ātiṣṭha: 7 definitions


Atishtha 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 Atiṣṭhā and Ātiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Atistha or Atishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atiṣṭhā (अतिष्ठा).—1 P. To excel; be over (Ved.); स भूमिं विश्वतो वृत्वात्यतिष्ठद्दशाङ्गुलम् (sa bhūmiṃ viśvato vṛtvātyatiṣṭhaddaśāṅgulam) Ṛgveda 1.9.1. was over and above by 1 Añgulas.

-ṣṭhā [sthā-kvip ṣatvam] Superiority, precedence. मैतस्मिन्संवदिष्ठा अतिष्ठाः (maitasminsaṃvadiṣṭhā atiṣṭhāḥ) Bṛ. Up.2. 1.2. -a. °वत्-वन् (vat-van) Surpassing, standing at the head of all.

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Ātiṣṭha (आतिष्ठ).—[atiṣṭhasya bhāvaḥ aṇ] Being a universal ruler (atiṣṭha) (Ait. Br.).

Derivable forms: ātiṣṭham (आतिष्ठम्).

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

Atiṣṭhā (अतिष्ठा).—[adjective] surpassing; [feminine] superiority.

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Atisthā (अतिस्था).—rise over; rule, master ([accusative]).

Atisthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ati and sthā (स्था).

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

1) Atiṣṭhā (अतिष्ठा):—[=ati-ṣṭhā] 1. ati-ṣṭhā (√sthā) to be at the head of, govern, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda];

—to jut over or out, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. ati-ṣṭhā f. precedence, superiority, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] mf. (ās) superior in standing, surpassing.

4) Ātiṣṭha (आतिष्ठ):—n. ([from] ati-ṣṭhā), superiority, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Atiṣṭhā (अतिष्ठा):—I. f.

(-ṣṭhā) Superiority, excellence, mastership. E. sthā with ati, kṛt aff. ḍa, fem. aff. ṭāp. Ii. m. f.

(-ṣṭhāḥ-ṣṭhāḥ) Standing above, superior. (ved.) E. sthā with ati, kṛt aff. kvip.

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

Atisthā (अतिस्था) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aiṭṭhā.

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Atishtha 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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