Doshi, Dōṣī, Doṣī: 6 definitions



Doshi means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Doṣī (दोषी) may stand for Sanskrit jyotiṣi meaning astrologer. Also see Doṣībhogapuṣkariṇī: a place-name classified as a puṣkariṇī and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dōṣī (दोषी).—a (S) Criminal, culpable, guilty. 2 Defective, blemished, faulty.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dōṣī (दोषी).—a Guilty; faulty.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Doṣī (दोषी):—(a and nm) (the) guilty; culprit.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Dosi (दोसि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Doṣin.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dōśi (ದೋಶಿ):—[noun] a man who studies the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and interprets their supposed influence on human affairs; an astrologer.

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Dōṣi (ದೋಷಿ):—

1) [noun] the moon, who looks to have a number of defects.

2) [noun] a man who is guilty of wrongdoing, crime, sin or transgression.

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Dōsi (ದೋಸಿ):—[noun] = ದೋಷಿ [doshi].

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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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