Dharshita, Dharṣita: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Dharṣita can be transliterated into English as Dharsita or Dharshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dharshita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dharṣita (धर्षित) refers to “being outraged”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura said to the Gods: “[...] Indra, his elder brother, is a greater sinner. He has committed many sins for his self-interest. To gain his selfish end, by him Diti’s foetus was destroyed; the modesty of Gautama’s wife was outraged (dharṣita), Vṛtra, the son of a brahmin, was killed. He beheaded the Brahmin Viśvarūpa, the nephew of Bṛhaspati. Thus he transgressed the Vedic path. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharshita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharṣita (धर्षित).—a. [dhṛṣ-karmaṇi kta-iṭ guṇaśca]

1) Seduced, outraged, violated.

2) Overpowered, overcome, defeated; यत्काव्यं मधुवर्षि धर्षितपरास्तर्केषु यस्योक्तयः (yatkāvyaṃ madhuvarṣi dharṣitaparāstarkeṣu yasyoktayaḥ) N.22.155.

3) Ill-treated, abused, insulted.

-tam 1 Contumely, pride.

2) Cohabitation, copulation.

3) Impatience, intolerance.

-tā A harlot, a disloyal or unchaste woman.

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

Dharṣita (धर्षित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Proud, insolent. 2. Unbearing, impatient. 3. Overpowered, smitten. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Copulation, cohabitation. 2. Contumely. 3. Pride. f.

(-tā) An unchaste woman. E. dhṛṣ to be vain or impatient, affix, karmaṇi bhāve vā kta . iṭ guṇaśca .

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

1) Dharṣita (धर्षित):—[from dharṣa] mfn. overpowered, violated, ill-treated, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. contumely, insolence, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] copulation, [ib.]

4) Dharṣitā (धर्षिता):—[from dharṣita > dharṣa] f. an unchaste woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dharṣita (धर्षित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Treated contumeliously. 1. n. Pride; copulation. f. Unchaste woman.

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Dharshita in German

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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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