Hitaishin, Hitaiṣin, Hitaiṣī, Hita-eshin, Hitaishi, Hiteṣin, Hiteshin: 14 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Hitaiṣin and Hitaiṣī and Hiteṣin can be transliterated into English as Hitaisin or Hitaishin or Hitaisi or Hitaishi or Hitesin or Hiteshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्) refers to “one who strives after the benefit”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] A chaste lady shall be delighted when her husband is delighted and dejected when he is dejected. She shall always wish for his benefit (pati-hitaiṣiṇī). She shall be virtuous and equanimous in affluence and adversity. She shall have fortitude and shall never go astray. Even when ghee, salt, oil or other things are exhausted she shall not tell her husband openly about it lest he should be subjected to undue strain. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Hitaiṣī (हितैषी).—a S That wishes the weal or benefit of.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Hitaiṣī (हितैषी).—a That wishes the weal of.
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.
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्).—a. desiring another's welfare, well-wisher, benevolent; विमलं कलुषीभवच्च चेतः कथयत्येव हितैषिणं रिपुं वा (vimalaṃ kaluṣībhavacca cetaḥ kathayatyeva hitaiṣiṇaṃ ripuṃ vā) Ki. 13.6.
Hitaiṣin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hita and eṣin (एषिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्) or Hiteṣin.—(both spellings in mss.), name of three former Buddhas in the same list: Mahāvastu iii.234.7; 236.11; 237.5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्).—mfn. (-ṣī-ṣiṇī-ṣi) Wishing well to. E. hita, eṣin who desires.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्).—[adjective] well-wishing; [abstract] ṣitā [feminine]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्):—[from hita] mfn. well-wishing, desiring another’s welfare (ṣi-tā f.), [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara; Jātakamālā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्):—[(ṣī-ṣiṇī-ṣi) a.] Benevolent.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Hiesi.
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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.
Hitesin refers to: desiring another’s welfare, well-wishing M.II, 238; S.IV, 359; V, 157; °tā seeking another’s welfare, solicitude Dhs.1056; DhsA.362; VvA.260.
Note: hitesin is a Pali compound consisting of the words hita and esin.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Hitaiṣī (हितैषी):—(a and nm) well-wishing; a well-wisher; ~[ṣaṇā] see [hitecchā; ~ṣitā] well-wishing.
Hitaiṣi (ಹಿತೈಷಿ):—[noun] = ಹಿತಚಿಂತಕ [hitacimtaka].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Hitaishini.
Ends with: Durnihitaishin, Sarvabhutahitaishin, Sarvalokahitaishin, Svahitaishin.
Full-text: Hitaishita, Svahitaishin, Hitu, Hiteccha, Hiesi, Purekkhara, Anukampaka, Loka.
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