Dhrishta, Dhṛṣṭa: 14 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Dhṛṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Dhrsta or Dhrishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dhrasht.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dhrishta in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट):—One of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva (current Manu) and Śraddhā. From Dhṛṣṭa came a kṣatriya caste called Dhārṣṭa, whose members achieved the position of brāhmaṇas in this world. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट).—A son of Vaivasvata Manu. Ikṣvāku, Nabhāga, Dhṛṣṭa, Śaryāti, Nariṣyanta, Prāṃśu. Nṛga, Diṣṭa, Karūṣa and Pṛṣadhra were the sons of Vaivasvata Manu. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 8).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट) or Mahādhṛṣṭa refers to “impudent fellows”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura said to the Gods: “[...] Doing such sinful acts frequently Viṣṇu and Śiva are already deficient in splendour and their prowess is spent out. [...] These two impudent fellows (mahā-dhṛṣṭa) are presumptuous enough to place a child in front of me. Why? I will kill the child too. They too will have it. But let the child leave from here and save his life”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट).—(Dhṛṣṭi, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa), a son of Hiraṇyākṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 2. 18.

1b) A son of Vaivasvata Manu; an ancestor of the Dhārṣṭa race of warriors, 3000 in number;1 father of three sons Dhṛtaketu, Citraratha and Raṇadhṛṣṭa.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 2; IX. 1. 12; 2. 17; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 30; III. 60. 2; 63. 4; Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 29; 88. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 33; IV. 1. 7.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 11. 41; 12. 20-1.

1c) A son of Kunti and father of Nirvrti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 40; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 39.

1d) A son of Kukura and father of Kapotaromā.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 13.

1e) A son of Kunti.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 39.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट).—p. p. [dhṛṣ-kta]

1) Bold, courageous, confident.

2) Impudent, rude, shameless, saucy, insolent; स्तुवञ्जिह्रेमि त्वां न खलु ननु धृष्टा मुखरता (stuvañjihremi tvāṃ na khalu nanu dhṛṣṭā mukharatā) Mahimna.9; धृष्टः पार्श्वे वसति (dhṛṣṭaḥ pārśve vasati) H.2.26.

3) Forward, presumptuous.

4) Profligate, abandoned.

5) Cruel, unkind.

-ṣṭaḥ A faithless husband or lover; कृतागा अपि निःशङ्कस्तर्जितोऽपि न लज्जितः । दृष्टदोषोऽपि मिथ्यावाक् कथितो धृष्टनायकः (kṛtāgā api niḥśaṅkastarjito'pi na lajjitaḥ | dṛṣṭadoṣo'pi mithyāvāk kathito dhṛṣṭanāyakaḥ) S. D.72.

-ṣṭā A disloyal woman.

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

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Impudent, confident, bold, shameless. 2. Forward, intrusive, presumptuous. 3. Secured, obtained. 4. Profligate, abandoned. m.

(-ṣṭaḥ) A faithless husband. f.

(-ṣṭā) A disloyal or unchaste woman. E. dhṛṣ to be confident, affix vaiyātye ktra.

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

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट).—[adjective] bold, audacious; [abstract] † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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

1) Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट):—[from dhṛṣ] mfn. bold, daring, confident, audacious, impudent, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] (cf. a-, an-ā-), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] secured, obtained, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] profligate, abandoned, [ib.] (ifc. it gives a bad sense to the first member of the [compound] [Pāṇini 2-1, 53; Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi ii. 114])

4) [v.s. ...] m. a faithless husband, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] a magic. formula spoken over weapons, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Harivaṃśa] ([Calcutta edition] ṣṇu), [Purāṇa] (cf. dhārṣṭa)

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kunti, [Harivaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bhajamāna, [ib.] ([Calcutta edition] ṣṇa)

9) [v.s. ...] (Read dhṛṣṭa andcf. [Introduction] p. xviii.)

10) Dhṛṣṭā (धृष्टा):—[from dhṛṣṭa > dhṛṣ] f. a disloyal or unchaste woman, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a.] Impudent, bold. m. Bad husband. f. Unchaste wife.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dhiṭṭha.

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Dhrishta 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhṛṣṭa (धृष्ट) [Also spelled dhrasht]:—(a) contumelious, impudent, insolent; obtrusive; impertinent; ~[] impudence, insolence; obtrusiveness, impertinence.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhṛṣṭa (ಧೃಷ್ಟ):—

1) [adjective] bold; fearless; daring.

2) [adjective] lacking sympathy, compassion, etc.; ruthless; stone-hearted.

3) [adjective] shameless; impudent.

4) [adjective] given to lechery.

5) [adjective] characterised by sudden and rash action.

6) [adjective] arrogant; conceited.

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Dhṛṣṭa (ಧೃಷ್ಟ):—[noun] = ಧೃತಿಯುತ [dhritiyuta]2; 2.a rash, impetuous man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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