Isi, Ishi, Iṣi: 11 definitions


Isi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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 Iṣi can be transliterated into English as Isi or Ishi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

isi : (m.) a sage; seer.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Isi, (Vedic ṛṣi fr. ṛṣ.—Voc. ise Sn. 1025; pl. Nom. isayo, Gen. isinaṃ S. II, 280 & isīnaṃ S. I, 192; etc. inst. isibhi Th. 1, 1065) — 1. a holy man, one gifted with special powers of insight & inspiration, an anchoret, a Seer, Sage, Saint, “Master” D. I, 96 (kaṇho isi ahosi); S. I, 33, 35, 65, 128, 191, 192, 226 sq. , 236 (ācāro isīnaṃ); II, 280 (dhammo isinaṃ dhajo); A. II, 24, 51; Vin. IV, 15 = 22 (°bhāsito dhammo); It. 123; Sn. 284, 458, 979, 689, 691, 1008, 1025, 1043, 1044, 1116 (dev° divine Seer), 1126, Nd2 149 (isi-nāmakā ye keci isi-pabbajjaṃ pabbajitā ājīvikā nigaṇṭhā jaṭilā tāpasā); Dh. 281; J. I, 17 (v. 90: isayo n’atthi me samā of Buddha); J. V, 140 (°gaṇa), 266, 267 (isi Gotamo); Pv. II, 614 (= yama-niyam’ādīnaṃ esanatthena isayo PvA. 98); II, 133 (= jhān’ādīnaṃ guṇānaṃ esanatthena isi PvA. 163); IV, 73 (= asekkhānaṃ sīlakkhandh’ādīnaṃ esanatthena isiṃ PvA. 265); Miln. 19 (°vāta) 248 (°bhattika); DA. I, 266 (Gen. isino); Sdhp. 200, 384. See also mahesi.—2. (in brahmanic tradition) the ten (divinely) inspired singers or composers of the Vedic hymns (brāhmaṇānaṃ pubbakā isayo mantānaṃ kattāro pavattāro), whose names are given at Vin. I, 245; D. I, 104, 238; A. III, 224, IV. 61 as follows: Aṭṭhaka, Vāmaka, Vāmadeva, Vessāmitta, Yamataggi (Yamadaggi), Aṅgirasa, Bhāradvāja, Vāseṭṭha, Kassapa, Bhagu.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

iśī (इशी).—f (iśa) A term for the alvine discharge of children; corresponding with Cacking or cack.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Iṣi (इषि).—a. [iṣ-ki] Wishing, desiring.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Īṣi (ईषि) or Īṣit.—adv. (= AMg. īsi; Sanskrit īṣat; form lacking t noted only in verses, but regularly in metrical(ly) indifferent positions, hence not m.c.), a little, slightly; only noted in (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa, but common there: īṣismitamukhaṃ 133.3; 135.2; °mukhā 236.11; 239.21; īṣitkāyāvanāmitam 133.6; ma- hātmā…īṣi dṛśyati tatkṣaṇāt 240.1; īṣit pracoditā 363.25; in prose, īṣitprahasitavadanaḥ 41.22; īṣid avanā- mayet 391.2; others 388.3; 390.22; etc

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

Iṣi (इषि).—[feminine] refreshing ([dative] as [infinitive]).

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

Iṣi (इषि):—[from iṣ] f. (only [dative case] [singular] iṣaye, [Ṛg-veda vi, 52, 15, and] [nominative case] [plural] iṣayas, [Sāma-veda i, 6, 2, 2, 2]) = iṣ5 q.v.

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Isi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Isi (इसि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ṛṣi.

2) Īsi (ईसि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Īṣat.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Isi (ಇಸಿ):—[noun] (children’s term) waste matter expelled from the bowels; excrement.

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Isi (ಇಸಿ):—[interjection] an interjection expressing abhorrence.

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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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