Devshi, Devṣi, Deva-rishi: 1 definition


Devshi 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 term Devṣi can be transliterated into English as Devsi or Devshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devṣi (देव्षि).—(devarṣiḥ)

1) a deified saint, divine sage such as अत्रि, भृगु, पुलस्त्य, अङ्गिरस् (atri, bhṛgu, pulastya, aṅgiras) &c.; एवंवादिनि देवर्षौ (evaṃvādini devarṣau) Kumārasambhava 6.84 (i. e. aṅgiras); अथ देवऋषी राजन् संपरेतं नृपात्मजम् (atha devaṛṣī rājan saṃparetaṃ nṛpātmajam) Bhāg.; आब्रह्मभुवनाल्लोका देवर्षिपितृमानवाः । तृप्यन्तु पितरः सर्वे मातृमातामहा- दयाः (ābrahmabhuvanāllokā devarṣipitṛmānavāḥ | tṛpyantu pitaraḥ sarve mātṛmātāmahā- dayāḥ) Tarpaṇamantra.

2) an epithet of Narada; देवर्षीणां च नारदः (devarṣīṇāṃ ca nāradaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.13.26.

Derivable forms: devṣiḥ (देव्षिः).

Devṣi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and ṛṣi (ऋषि).

context information

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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