Bhashi, aka: Bhāsi, Bhāṣī, Bhāsī, Bhasi, Bhaṣī; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Bhāṣī and Bhaṣī can be transliterated into English as Bhasi or Bhashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


[Bhashi in Purana glossaries]

Bhāsī (भासी).—Daughter of Tāmrā, Dakṣa’s daughter. Kaśyapa prajāpati married the following daughters of Dakṣa: Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kālikā, Tāmrā, Krodhavaśā, Manu and Analā, Tāmrā had five daughters, viz. Krauñcī, Bhāsī, Śyenī, Dhṛtarāṣṭrī and Śukī. And, the sons of Bhāsī are the Deva sect called the Bhāsas. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Āraṇya Kāṇḍa, Canto 14).

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Bhāṣī (भाषी).—The wife of Śūra; mother of Devamīdhuṣa and ten other sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 143.

2a) Bhāsī (भासी).—A daughter of Ṛṣita.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 13.

2b) A daughter of Tāmrā and Kaśyapa; married Garutmān; mother of Bhāsas, Ulūkas, Crows, Hens, Cuckoos, Kalavinkas, Doves, Lāvatittiras, Sparrows, Partridges, Owls, Vultures, Kākakukkuṭas, etc.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 446-448, 455; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 30-31; Vāyu-purāṇa 69, 325, 328, 335-36; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 15-16.

2c) An Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 48.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Pali-English dictionary

[Bhashi in Pali glossaries]

bhāsi : (aor. of bhāti) shone. (aor. of bhāsati), said; spoke; shone. || bhāsī (m.) one who says or speaks.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Bhashi in Marathi glossaries]

bhāṣī (भाषी).—a (S) That speaks. In comp. as mitabhāṣī, alpabhāṣī, bahubhāṣī, madhurabhāṣī, anṛta -satya -hita- ahita-bhāṣī.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhāṣī (भाषी).—a That speaks.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Bhashi in Sanskrit glossaries]

Bhaṣī (भषी).—f. A bitch.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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