Dushyati, Duṣyati: 1 definition


Dushyati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Duṣyati can be transliterated into English as Dusyati or Dushyati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Duṣyati (दुष्यति) or Duṣyate.—(see dūṣyate, dūṣaṇa, and doṣa = Sanskrit dveṣa; = Pali dussati, clearly with this meaning, e.g. Jātaka (Pali) vi.9.5 (rajanīye) arajjantā dussanīye adussantā nāma n'atthi,…not loathing the loathsome…; some forms of [Page268-b+ 71] Sanskrit duṣyati, at least its ppp. duṣṭa in Rām. Gorr. 2.92.16, [Boehtlingk and Roth], are so used, and the ‘caus.’ dūṣayati = Pali dūseti also comes close in some uses), hates (intrans.), becomes hateful or malicious, parallel with rajyati (°te) and muhyati (°te), compare the standard trio rāga, dveṣa (or [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] doṣa), moha: kataraṃ cittaṃ rajyati vā duṣyati (Tibetan zhe sdaṅ bar ḥgyur ba, becomes malicious) vā muhyati vā Kāśyapa Parivarta 97.4; yo rajyeta…yo duṣyeta…vo muhyeta Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 143.1.

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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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