Desi, Ḍesi, Deshi: 12 definitions
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Deśī.—(EI 11), a guild of local merchants. This is also the name of Prakrit words which are neither Sanskrit (tat-sama) nor derived from Sanskrit (tad-bhava). Note: deśī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)
Deśī (देशी) was classified into eighteen dialects, as described in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).
Page 152.24 ff.: Here we have a specimen of eighteen Deśī dialects spoken in:
- Region of Godāvarī (Nasik),
- Antarvedī (region between Ganges and Jumna),
- Kīra (Kullu Kangra),
- Khasa, and
These different idioms of speech were spoken by the shop-keepers in the market place of Vijayāpurī which was thus a big cosmopolitan town where merchants from all over the country displayed their goods. This reminds us of Ujjainī where the citizens knew the languages and scripts of many countries as stated by Bāṇa in the Kādambarī.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
ḍesi : (aor. of ḍeti) flied.
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.
dēśī (देशी).—a (dēśa) Relating to the Desh or country above the ghaṭs. 2 Relating to a country or place. In comp. as puṇēdēśī, vāīdēśī, taddēśī, ētaddēśī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dēśī (देशी).—a Relating to a country.
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dēśī (देशी).—a Indigenous, made in, belonging to, relating to a country.
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.
1) The dialect of a country, one of the varieties of the Prākṛta dialect; see Kāv.1.33.
2) Name of a Rāgiṇī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Deśī (देशी):—[from deśa] a f. See deśī.
2) [from deśa] b f. ([scilicet] bhāṣā) the vulgar dialect of a country (opp. to saṃskṛta), provincialism
3) [v.s. ...] -tva n., [Kāvyādarśa; Deśī-nāma-mālā; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a vulgar mode of singing, [Catalogue(s)]
5) [v.s. ...] dance (opp. to mārga, pantomime), [Daśarūpa]
6) [v.s. ...] (in music) Name of a Rāgiṇī.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Deśī (देशी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Desī.
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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.
1) Deśī (देशी):—(a) native; indigenous, local.
2) Desī (देसी):—(a) indigenous, native, country-made.
1) Desi (देसि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dveṣin.
2) Desi (देसि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Deśin.
2) Desi has the following synonyms: Desia.
3) Desī (देसी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Deśī.
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.
Dēśi (ದೇಶಿ):—[adjective] existing, growing or produced within a region or country; belonging (to) as a native; local; indigenous.
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Dēśi (ದೇಶಿ):—[noun] that which is relating to or existing, grown, produced etc. within a region or country; a local or indigenous thing.
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1) [noun] that which is particular to a region, place or country.
2) [noun] a language, though not totally different from the generality, that is spoken in a special style, manner or using special vocabulary or accent, that is particular region.
3) [noun] a musical mode in both the Karnāṭaka and Hindūstāni systems.
4) [noun] a style or manner of dancing that is particular to a region.
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1) [noun] the vernacular language of a region or country; a dialect.
2) [noun] a style in Kannaḍa language using only pure and original Kannaḍa words (without borrowing words, idioms from other languages).
3) [noun] a pure and original Kannaḍa word.
4) [noun] the custom, convention, manners, culture, etc. that is particular to a region or country.
5) [noun] beauty that is natural (as opp. to the one made up).
6) [noun] the state, quality or feeling of being superior, greater, better, etc.; superiority; excellence.
7) [noun] the act or fact or ornamenting or being ornamented.
8) [noun] a manner, mode or way in which a thing is done or to be done.
9) [noun] the quality or being proper, fitting or suitable; fitness; propriety.
10) [noun] an erstwhile organisation or federation of merchants.
11) [noun] (fig.) the quality of being ostensibly beautiful.
12) [noun] a style or manner of dancing that is particular to a region.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+47): Deshi-mukhya, Deshiga, Deshigiti, Deshigitti, Deshikastotra, Deshikati, Deshikatodi, Deshikattari, Deshikavijaya, Deshikeshvara, Deshikopanishad, Deshikosha, Deshikottama, Deshilaka, Deshillaka, Deshin, Deshinamamala, Deshini, Deshinritya, Deshipari.
Ends with (+67): Abbhudesi, Abhinipphadesi, Abhivadesi, Acchadesi, Adeshi, Amodesi, Anudeshi, Apadesi, Apasadesi, Aradeshi, Aradeshiparadeshi, Ardradeshi, Asadesi, Assadesi, Baradeshi, Bhandesi, Bhedesi, Brahmi desi, Candeshi, Chaddesi.
Full-text (+79): Desia, Deshinamamala, Deshikattari, Deshi badam, Deshi kajur, Deshi baval, Elba deshi, Desha, Brahmi deshi, Shilaras desi, Deshitva, Desi badam, Papita desi, Desi-babul, Deshinritya, Loban desi, Desi mattar, Deshikosha, Brahmi desi, Deshishabdasamgraha.
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