Isika, Isikā, Iṣīka, Ishika, Iśīkā, Iṣikā, Iṣīkā, Īṣikā, Īṣīkā: 12 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Iṣīka and Iśīkā and Iṣikā and Iṣīkā and Īṣikā and Īṣīkā can be transliterated into English as Isika or Ishika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Iṣīka (इषीक) is the name of a country included within Dakṣiṇapatha which was situated to the south of the Vindhyas according to the Yādavaprakāśa. Dakṣiṇāpatha is a place-name ending is patha mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Isikā, (isīkā) (f.) (Sk. iṣīkā) a reed D. I, 77, cp. DA. I, 222; J. VI, 67 (isikā). (Page 123)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Iśīkā (इशीका).—A pupil in the elephant's eye.

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Iṣikā (इषिका) or Iṣīkā (इषीका).—[iṣ gatyādau kvun ata itvam]

1) Reed, rush, stalk of grass; कुशकाशशरेषिकाः (kuśakāśaśareṣikāḥ) Rām.; Kaṭh.2.6.17. °अस्त्रम् (astram) R.12.23.

2) An arrow.

3) A sort of sugar-cane; Saccharum Spontaneum.

4) A small stick of wood or iron used to see whether gold in a crucible is melted or not.

5) A brush.

6) The eye-ball of an elephant.

7) A thorny plant; संनिकर्षादिषीकाभिर्मोचितः परमाद्भयात् (saṃnikarṣādiṣīkābhirmocitaḥ paramādbhayāt) Rām.2.8.3.

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Īṣikā (ईषिका).—

1) An elephant's eye-ball. Edgerton, the author of Mātaṅga L., however, says that this meaning is wrong and points out that it means, 'The under surface of the top of the eye-socket of an elephant. ईषिका त्वक्षिकूटकम् (īṣikā tvakṣikūṭakam) Mātaṅga L.6.9.

2) A painter's brush.

3) A weapon, arrow, dart.

4) a kind of missile.

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Īṣīkā (ईषीका).—

1) A painter's brush.

2) An ingot-mould.

3) = इषीका (iṣīkā) q. v.

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

Iṣika (इषिक).—nt., or iṣikā, f. (perhaps also iṣīka, nt.; compare Pali esika, °kā, interpreted in Dictt. as pillar, post), sign- post: Mahāvyutpatti 7048 iṣikā māpitā bhavanti (Tibetan śiṅ-rtags, tree (or wood) sign; Chin. app. sign-post or the like): Mahāvastu i.196.1 and iii.228.12 dvārāṇāṃ purato iṣikāni (iii.228.12 iṣī°, v.l. iṣi°) māpitāni abhūnsuḥ; Śikṣāsamuccaya 173.16 iṣikā-padaṃ vā dadyāt, or should present a sign-post (at the caitya of a past Buddha, marking the holy spot; otherwise but implausibly Bendall and Rouse).

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

Iśīkā (इशीका).—f.

(-kā) An elephant’s eye-ball: see iṣīkā.

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Iṣikā (इषिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. An elephant’s eye-ball. 2. A painter’s brush, &c. also iṣīkā.

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Iṣīkā (इषीका).—f.

(-kā) 1. An elephant’s eye-ball. 2. A painter’s brush, &c. also iṣikā. 3. A kind of reed, (Saccharum spontaneum.) E. iṣ to go, īkan Unadi aff.

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Īṣikā (ईषिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. An elephant’s eye-ball: see īṣīkā. 2. A painter’s brush, &c. see īṣīkā. 3. A weapon, a dart or arrow. E. īṣ to hurt, kikan affix.

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Īṣīkā (ईषीका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A painter’s brush, a fibrous stick used as one. 2. An ingot mould. 3. A dipping-rod, or something cast into a crucible to examine if the metal it contains is in fusion: see īṣikā. E. īṣ to go, īkan Unadi aff.

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

Iṣīkā (इषीका).—[iṣ + īkā] 1., f. Reed, Mahābhārata 1, 4332.

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

Iṣīkā (इषीका).—[feminine] reed, stem of grass, arrow.

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Īṣīkā (ईषीका).—[feminine] = iṣīkā.

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

1) Iśīkā (इशीका):—f. an elephant’s eyeball, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] See iṣīkā.

2) Iṣikā (इषिका):—[from iṣ] f. (= iṣīkā below) a brush, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the eyeball of an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Iṣīka (इषीक):—[from iṣ] m. [plural] Name of a people (= aiṣīka), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) Iṣīkā (इषीका):—[from iṣīka > iṣ] f. (iṣīkā) a reed, rush, stem or stalk of grass used as an arrow, [Atharva-veda vii, 56, 4; xii, 2, 54; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kauśika-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] a sort of sugarcane, Saccharum Spontaneum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] a brush, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a small stick of wood or iron (used for trying whether the gold in a crucible is melted), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] the eyeball of an elephant

10) [v.s. ...] See iṣikā, īṣikā, īṣīkā, iśīkā.

11) Īṣikā (ईषिका):—f. an elephant’s eyeball

12) a painter’s brush, etc.

13) a weapon, a dart or arrow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] Cf. iṣīkā and īṣīkā.

14) Īṣīkā (ईषीका):—f. a reed, cane, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

15) an arrow, [Rāmāyaṇa]

16) a painter’s brush or a fibrous stick used as one

17) an ingot-mould

18) a dipping rod or something cast into a crucible to examine if the metal it contains is in fusion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] See īkṣikā.

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

1) Iśīkā (इशीका):—(kā) 1. f. Elephant’s eyeball; painter’s brush; reed.

2) Iṣikā (इषिका):—(kā) 1. f. Elephant’s eyeball.

3) Iṣīkā (इषीका):—(kā) 1. f. An elephant’s eyeball; painter’s brush; a reed.

4) Īṣikā (ईषिका):—(kā) 1. f. An elephant’s eyeball; painter’s brush; a dart.

5) Īṣīkā (ईषीका):—(kā) 1. f. A painter’s brush; ingot; mould; dipping-rod.

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

Iṣikā (इषिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Isiyā.

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