Hitaishin, Hiteṣin, Hitaiṣin, Hiteshin, Hita-eshin: 6 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Hiteṣin and Hitaiṣin can be transliterated into English as Hitesin or Hiteshin or Hitaisin or Hitaishin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (H) next»] — Hitaishin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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]

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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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous (H) next»] — Hitaishin in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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.

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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.

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