Ipsita, Īpsita: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Īpsita (ईप्सित).—A desired object, which, in connection with transitive roots, gets the designation कर्म (karma),when the agent has a keen desire for it; cf. कर्तुरी-प्सिततमं कर्म (karturī-psitatamaṃ karma) P.I.4.49.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Īpsita (ईप्सित) refers to “one’s cherished desire”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “O excellent sage, thus requested by that demon, I granted him two boons and hastened back to my abode. Securing the excellent boon in accordance with his cherished desire [i.e., īpsita], the demon was very glad and went to the town Śoṇita. That great demon was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...]”.

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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Īpsita (ईप्सित) refers to “(that which one) desires”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] One should recite the navātman one lakh (lakṣa) times … for siddhi: one who [thus] observes such an excellent observance for a year or just six months attains lowest, middling or best siddhi. But if, while observing such a vrata, someone recites five lakh times, then [that mantra] succeeds [for him] (siddhyate), and all mantras succeed for him and he attains the fruits he desires (īpsita). [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Īpsita (ईप्सित) refers to “that which one desires”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] The Yogin who has become absorbed in the highest reality for twenty-four days (caturviṃśativāsara), has the Siddhi [called] Prākāmya, by which he obtains what he desires (īpsita). [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Īpsita (ईप्सित).—a. Desired, wished for, dear to; अपीप्सितं क्षत्रकुलाङ्गनानाम् (apīpsitaṃ kṣatrakulāṅganānām) R.14.4; Ś3.14.

-tam Desire, wish.

-phalam A kind of sweet Cocoanut (Mar. mohācā nāraḷa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Īpsita (ईप्सित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Wished, desired. E. āp to obtain, desiderative form, kta aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Īpsita (ईप्सित).—[adjective] wished, desired; [neuter] = [preceding]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Īpsita (ईप्सित):—[from īps] mfn. wished, desired

2) [v.s. ...] n. desire, wish, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Īpsita (ईप्सित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Desired.

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

Īpsita (ईप्सित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Icchiya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ipsita in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Īpsita (ಈಪ್ಸಿತ):—[adjective] that is wished for, desired.

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Īpsita (ಈಪ್ಸಿತ):—[noun] a strong wish or craving; a desire.

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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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