Dirghadarshin, Dīrghadarśin, Dirgha-darshin: 6 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Dīrghadarśin can be transliterated into English as Dirghadarsin or Dirghadarshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dīrghadarśin (दीर्घदर्शिन्) is the minister of king Yaśaḥketu from the Aṅga country (aṅgadeśa), as mentioned in the twelfth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 86. Accordingly, “... he [Yaśaḥketu] conquered by his great valour all his enemies; and as Indra has Bṛhaspati for a minister, he had Dīrghadarśin... But the great minister Dīrghadarśin continued unweariedly upholding the burden of his kingdom’s cares, day and night”.

The story of Dīrghadarśin is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghadarśin (दीर्घदर्शिन्).—a

1) provident, prudent, far-seeing, longsighted; न दीर्घदर्शिनो यस्य मन्त्रिणः स्युर्महीपतेः । क्रमायाता ध्रुवं तस्य न चिरात्स्यात्परिक्षयः (na dīrghadarśino yasya mantriṇaḥ syurmahīpateḥ | kramāyātā dhruvaṃ tasya na cirātsyātparikṣayaḥ) || Pt.3.195.

2) sagacious, wise.

3) knowing the past and future (bhūtabhaviṣyajñānī); अमृत्यवस्तदा सर्वे जज्ञिरे दीर्घदर्शिनः (amṛtyavastadā sarve jajñire dīrghadarśinaḥ) Rām.7.74.11. (-m.)

1) a vulture.

2) a bear.

3) an owl.

Dīrghadarśin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and darśin (दर्शिन्).

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

Dīrghadarśin (दीर्घदर्शिन्).—mfn. (-rśī-rśiṇī-rśi) Far-seeing, provident, wise. m. (-rśī) 1. A wise or learned man, a scer, a prophet. 2. A vulture. 3. A bean. E. dīrgha long, dṛś to see, affix ṇini .

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

Dīrghadarśin (दीर्घदर्शिन्).—[adjective] far-sighted, provident.

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

1) Dīrghadarśin (दीर्घदर्शिन्):—[=dīrgha-darśin] [from dīrgha] mfn. idem, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a bear, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a vulture, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a minister, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxxvi, 5]

5) [v.s. ...] of a monkey, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 73, 43] (cf. dūra-)

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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. 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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