Hitopadesha, aka: Hitōpadēśa, Hitopadeśa, Hita-upadesha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Hitōpadēśa and Hitopadeśa can be transliterated into English as Hitopadesa or Hitopadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Hitopadesha in Marathi glossary... « previous · [H] · next »

hitōpadēśa (हितोपदेश).—m (S hita & upadēśa) Good counsel or advice.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hitōpadēśa (हितोपदेश).—m Good counsel.

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

Hitopadesha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [H] · next »

Hitopadeśa (हितोपदेश).—

1) friendly advice, salutary instruction.

2) Name of a celebrated collection of tales ascribed to Viṣṇu-Śarman; श्रुतो हतोपदेशोऽयं पाटवं संस्कृतोक्तिषु । वाचां सर्वत्र वैचित्र्यं नीतिविद्यां ददाति च (śruto hatopadeśo'yaṃ pāṭavaṃ saṃskṛtoktiṣu | vācāṃ sarvatra vaicitryaṃ nītividyāṃ dadāti ca) || H. Pr.2.

Derivable forms: hitopadeśaḥ (हितोपदेशः).

Hitopadeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hita and upadeśa (उपदेश).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Upadeśa (उपदेश).—m. (-śaḥ) 1. Advice, information, instruction. 2. Plea, pretext. 3. Specificat...
Taddhita (तद्धित).—m. (-taḥ) A derivative noun, as a patronimic or attributive of various kinds...
Hita (हित).—a. [dhā-kta, hi-kta vā]1) Put, laid, placed.2) Held, taken.3) Suitable, fit, proper...
Antarhita (अन्तर्हित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Concealed, covered, hidden, disappeared. E. antar wit...
Suhita (सुहित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Satiated, satisfied. 2. Fit, right, suitable. 3. Kindly, ...
Hitabuddhi (हितबुद्धि).—mfn. (-ddhiḥ-ddhiḥ-ddhi) Well-disposed to, wishing well to. E. hita and...
Svahita (स्वहित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Good for one’s self. E. sva, and hita good.
Ātmahita (आत्महित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Beneficial to one’s self. E. ātman and hita good for.
Hitakara (हितकर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Friendly, kind, favourable. m. (-raḥ) A benefactor. E. hit...
Parahita (परहित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Friendly, benevolent. 2. Good or profitable form for an...
Brahmopadeśa (ब्रह्मोपदेश).—instruction in the Vedas or sacred knowledge. °नेतृ (netṛ) m. the P...
dharmōpadēśa (धर्मोपदेश).—m religious and moral instruction.
Gohita (गोहित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Proper or fit for cattle. 2. Cherishing or protecting kin...
Hitaiṣin (हितैषिन्).—mfn. (-ṣī-ṣiṇī-ṣi) Wishing well to. E. hita, eṣin who desires.
Hitokti (हितोक्ति).—f. (-ktiḥ) 1. Compassion, clemency. tenderness. 2. Good or friendly advice....

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