Ishu, Iṣu: 14 definitions
Ishu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Iṣu can be transliterated into English as Isu or Ishu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Iṣu (इषु) refers to a weapon (“arrow”). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Iṣu (इषु).—1. Arrow. 2. Height of an arc or segment of a circle. Note: Iṣu is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Iṣu.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘five’. Note: iṣu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Iṣu (इषु).—m., f. [iṣ-u; cf. also Uṇ.1.13]
1) An arrow; यामिषुं (yāmiṣuṃ)... हस्ते बिभर्षि (haste bibharṣi) Śvet.3.6; इषुभिः प्रतियोत्स्यामि (iṣubhiḥ pratiyotsyāmi) Bg.2.4.
2) The number five.
3) (In Math.) A versed sine.
4) Name of a Soma ceremony.
Derivable forms: iṣuḥ (इषुः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Iṣu (इषु).—nt. (in Sanskrit only m., f.), arrow: Mahāvastu ii.82.4 and 5 iṣu kṣiptaṃ (n. sg.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣuḥ-ṣuḥ) 1. An arrow. 2. A versed sine. E. iṣ to go, and u Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Iṣu (इषु).—[iṣ + u] 1., m. and f. An arrow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Iṣu (इषु).—[masculine] [feminine] arrow; poss. iṣumant (iṣumant).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Iṣu (इषु):—[from iṣ] a mf. an arrow, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa; Śakuntalā] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] (in mathematics) a versed sine
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Soma ceremony, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
4) [v.s. ...] the number five, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a particular constellation, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka xii, 7.]
6) [v.s. ...] [According to Dayānanda iṣu may mean ‘ray of light’; cf. [Greek] ἰός; [Zend] ishu.]
7) [v.s. ...] m. [dual number] (also) Name of two Viṣṭutis, [???]
8) b iṣu-dhi, etc. See 1. iṣ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Iṣu (इषु):—(ṣuḥ) 2. m. f. An arrow.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Isu (इसु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Iṣu.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+37): Ishubala, Ishubhrit, Ishudhanva, Ishudhanvan, Ishudhanvin, Ishudhara, Ishudhi, Ishudhimant, Ishudhimat, Ishudhy, Ishudhya, Ishudhyati, Ishudhyu, Ishugati, Ishuguha, Ishuhasta, Ishuhata, Ishuka, Ishukamashami, Ishukara.
Ends with (+163): Abhishishenayishu, Abhishu, Abhisisarayishu, Adhisu, Agradidhishu, Agredadhishu, Agredidhishu, Ajigamishu, Ajigishu, Anabhishu, Anajigamishu, Aninishu, Anishu, Anuninishu, Anushishu, Apaninishu, Aprakrishu, Apraptishu, Arcicayishu, Ardidhishu.
Full-text (+105): Ishudhara, Ishudhi, Panceshu, Kusumeshu, Ishvasana, Ayugishu, Ishumat, Ishusahva, Ishubhrit, Vishameshu, Aparaddheshu, Prasuneshu, Seshu, Pushpeshu, Ishavya, Anishu, Ishupatha, Maheshu, Caleshu, Ishvasa.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Ishu, Iṣu, Isu, Īsu; (plurals include: Ishus, Iṣus, Isus, Īsus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.77.7 < [Sukta 77]
Rig Veda 5.57.2 < [Sukta 57]
Rig Veda 10.103.2 < [Sukta 103]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verses 1.17-18 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Verses 1.4-6 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Sutrakritanga (by Hermann Jacobi)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)