Ishat, Īṣat: 12 definitions


Ishat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Īṣat can be transliterated into English as Isat or Ishat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Īṣat (ईषत्):—Diminished quntity

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Īṣat (ईषत्) refers to “subtly”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “In the meantime, once the goddess had crossed over the most excellent Yoga and once the fifth night had passed, she emerged from the middle of the Liṅga. (This took place) in an auspicious (śiva) month on the auspicious (śiva) eighth (day of the lunar month) at the end of the middle of the night. She has the form of a sixteen (year-old girl), is dark blue and red and has three eyes. She laughs subtly [i.e., īṣat-hasita] and is adorned with six faces. She has twelve arms, a crooked form and faces downwards”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Īṣat (ईषत्).—ind. [īṣ-ati]

1) Slightly, to some extent, a little; ईषत् चुम्बितानि (īṣat cumbitāni) Ś.1.4; ईषच्च कुरुते सेवाम् (īṣacca kurute sevām) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.141. Easily done, with very little exertion; ईषत्कार्यमिदं कार्यं कृतमासीन्न संशयः (īṣatkāryamidaṃ kāryaṃ kṛtamāsīnna saṃśayaḥ) Rām.5.55.1.

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

Īṣat (ईषत्).—ind. A little. E. īṣ to go, at aff.

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

Īṣat (ईषत्).— (probably ntr. of the ptcple. of the present of īkṣ, with for kṣ), adv. 1. A little, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 198, 18. 2. When the former part of a comp., especially when followed by a word denoting the partic. of the fut. pass.: Easily, e. g. īṣat-kārya (vb. kṛ), Easy to be made, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 54, 12 (vidāraṇe, easy to be cleft). īṣat-kara (vb. kṛ), Easy to be performed, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 36, 6.

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

Īṣat (ईषत्).—[adverb] nearly, slightly, easily, a little.

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

1) Īṣat (ईषत्):—[from īṣ] 1. īṣat mfn. (pres.p.) attacking, hurting.

2) 2. īṣat ind. (gaṇa svar-ādi, [Pāṇini 1-1, 37]; for the use of īṣat See, [Pāṇini 3-3, 126, etc.]) little, a little, slightly, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta etc.]

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

Īṣat (ईषत्):—ind. A little.

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

Īṣat (ईषत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Īsi, Kūra.

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Ishat 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Īṣat (ईषत्):—(a) a little, partly; ~[vivṛta] partly open; ~[saṃvṛta] partly close; ~[spṛṣṭa] partly stopped; a semi-vowel (in Grammar).

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