Bhashi, Bhāsi, Bhāṣī, Bhāsī, Bhasi, Bhaṣī: 11 definitions
Bhashi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Bhāṣī and Bhaṣī can be transliterated into English as Bhasi or Bhashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Bhāsī (भासी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.44, I.65). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhāsī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Bhāṣin (भाषिन्) (Cf. Bhāṣiṇī) refers to “one who shines” [=“... speaks”?], according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That (was) the subtle, supreme visualization. (Now) listen to the gross one with limbs. O Kaulinī, I will tell you without doubt (what it is) as you (yourself) know it (to be). (The gross form has) five faces, ten arms and, pure, it has a smiling face. The face of the goddess is completely full (of light and joy) and she shines with (her) beautiful teeth and lips [i.e., cāruuṣṭha—cāru-danta-uṣṭha-bhāṣiṇī]. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhāsi : (aor. of bhāti) shone. (aor. of bhāsati), said; spoke; shone. || bhāsī (m.) one who says or speaks.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhāṣī (भाषी).—a (S) That speaks. In comp. as mitabhāṣī, alpabhāṣī, bahubhāṣī, madhurabhāṣī, anṛta -satya -hita- ahita-bhāṣī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhāṣī (भाषी).—a That speaks.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bhaṣī (भषी).—f. A bitch.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhaṣī (भषी):—[from bhaṣa > bhaṣ] f. a bitch, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Bhāsī (भासी):—[from bhāsa > bhās] f. Name of the mother of the vultures (a daughter of Tāmrā), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Prādhā, [Mahābhārata]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Bhāṣī (भाषी):——an adjectival suffix that imparts the meaning of one who speaks(e.g. [hindī-bhāṣī, baṃgalā-bhāṣā, tamila-bhāṣī], etc.)
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Bhāsi (भासि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhāṣin.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Starts with: Bhashik, Bhashika, Bhashikasutra, Bhashikasvara, Bhashini, Bhashinika, Bhashipakshin, Bhashira, Bhashisu, Bhashit, Bhashitapumska, Bhashitapumskatva, Bhashitavya, Bhashitesha, Bhashitri, Bhasin, Bhasita, Bhasitar.
Ends with: Asatyabhashi, Bahubhashi, Balabhashi, Byavabhashi, Dabhashi, Dubhashi, Dvibhashi, Ekabhashi, Hajarbhashi, Hajarubhashi, Kathorabhashi, Kubhashi, Mitabhashi, Purvabhashi, Samayabhashi, Subhashin, Vyavabhashi.
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