Avisha, Aviṣa: 9 definitions



Avisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 term Aviṣa can be transliterated into English as Avisa or Avisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Aviṣa (अविष):—[aviṣa/nirviṣa] Detoxified state

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Avisa (“sesbania grandiflora”) refers to one of the gotras (clans) among the Medaras: workers in bamboo in the Telugu, Canarese, Oriya and Tamil countries. The Medara people believe that they came from Mahendrachala mountain, the mountain of Indra. They are also known as the Meda, Medarlu or Medarakaran.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aviṣa (अविष).—a.

1) Not poisonous.

2) Anti-venomous, antidote.

3) Protecting.

-ṣaḥ [av-ṭiṣacUṇ.1.45]

1) An ocean.

2) A king.

3) Sky.

-ṣā Name of a plant (nirviṣātṛṇa) Curcuma Zedoaria. (Mar. kacarā, ativīṇa)

-ṣī 1 A river.

2) The earth.

3) Heaven.

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

Aviṣa (अविष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Anti-venomous, antidote, not poisonous. E. a neg. and viṣa poison. m.

(-ṣaḥ) The ocean, sky. f. (-ṣī) 1. A river. 2. The earth. 3. Heaven. E. ava to go, &c. ṭiṣac Unadi aff.

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

Aviṣa (अविष).—1. [neuter] no poison.

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Aviṣa (अविष).—2. [adjective] not poisonous.

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

1) Aviṣa (अविष):—[=a-viṣa] 1. a-viṣa mf(ā)n. not poisonous, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Suśruta]

2) Aviṣā (अविषा):—[=a-viṣā] [from a-viṣa] f. the plant Curcuma Zedoaria.

3) Aviṣa (अविष):—2. aviṣa m. (√av), the ocean, [Uṇādi-sūtra] (cf. taviṣa)

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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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