Dishti, Diṣṭi: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Diṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Disti or Dishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Diṣṭi (दिष्टि).—f. [diśa bhāve ktin , saṃjñāyāṃ kartari ktic vā]

1) Assignment, allotment.

2) Direction, command, instruction, rule, precept.

3) Fate, fortune, destiny.

4) Good fortune, happiness, any auspicious event (such as the birth of a son); दिष्टिवृद्धिमिव शुश्राव (diṣṭivṛddhimiva śuśrāva) K.55; दिष्टिवृद्धिसंभ्रमो महानभूत् (diṣṭivṛddhisaṃbhramo mahānabhūt) K.7.

5) A sort of measure of length.

Derivable forms: diṣṭiḥ (दिष्टिः).

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

Diṣṭi (दिष्टि).—f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) 1. Pleasure, happiness. 2. A sort of measure. E. diś to point out, affix bhāve ktin, saṃjñāyāṃ karttari ktic vā .

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

Diṣṭi (दिष्टि).—i. e. diś + ti, f. used only in the instr. diṣṭyā, implying joy or auspiciousness, Thank heaven ! [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 6, 23.

— Cf. diś.

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

Diṣṭi (दिष्टि).—[feminine] direction, order, command; juncture, good luck, only [instrumental] diṣṭyāvṛdh [Middle]*) how fortunate! thank heaven!

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

1) Diṣṭi (दिष्टि):—[from diś] f. direction, prescription, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xxv, 18]

2) [v.s. ...] auspicious juncture, good fortune, happiness ([especially] [instrumental case] ṭyā, thank heaven! I congratulate you on your good luck! often with vardhase, you are fortunate), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of measure of length, [Kauśika-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator] on Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Diṣṭi (दिष्टि):—(ṣṭiḥ) 2. f. Pleasure, happiness; sort of measure.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dishti in German

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Diṣṭi (ದಿಷ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] the organ of sight; the eye.

2) [noun] the act of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; sight.

3) [noun] the evil effects supposed to have caused by the glance of another person.

4) [noun] attention; consideration.

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Diṣṭi (ದಿಷ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] happiness; joy.

2) [noun] the supposed power in the universe that determines the fate of all persons; the destiny.

3) [noun] a linear measure equal to eight inches.

4) [noun] the act of appointing or commissioning.

context information

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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