Jishnu, Jiṣṇu: 11 definitions

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Jishnu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Jiṣṇu can be transliterated into English as Jisnu or Jishnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—A name of Arjuna. (See under Arjuna).

2) Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—A synonym of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. As Śrī Kṛṣṇa had won all the battles he fought, he got the name Jiṣṇu. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 70, Stanza 13).

3) Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—A warrior who fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas against the Kauravas. This warrior who was a native of Cedi, was killed by Karṇa (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 56, Stanza 48).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—A name of Arjuna.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 16. 1 ff.; Vāyu-purāṇa 25. 39; 30. 99; 62, 49; 97. 3.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

One of the ten names assigned to Arjuna, the Hindu hero of the Mahabharata. Meaning of the name: "conqueror of enemies"

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—a S Ever triumphant; disposed to conquest or victory.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—a Ever triumphant.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—a. [ji-gṛtsnu]

1) Victorious, triumphant, R.4. 85;1.18.

2) Winning, gaining.

3) (At the end of comp.) Conquering, excelling; अलिनीजिष्णुः कचानां चयः (alinījiṣṇuḥ kacānāṃ cayaḥ) Bh.1.5; Śi.13.21.

-ṣṇuḥ 1 The sun.

2) Name of Indra; असौ जिष्णु- रभवत् तत्र स म्लेच्छोऽभून्महीधरः (asau jiṣṇu- rabhavat tatra sa mleccho'bhūnmahīdharaḥ) Śiva. B.21.52.

3) Name of Viṣṇu.

4) Name of Arjuna; जातस्पृहः पुण्यजनः स जिष्णौ (jātaspṛhaḥ puṇyajanaḥ sa jiṣṇau) Ki.3. 31; ...... द्युतिजिष्णु जिष्णुरभृतोष्णवारणम् (dyutijiṣṇu jiṣṇurabhṛtoṣṇavāraṇam) Śi.13.21.

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

Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—mfn. (-ṣṇuḥ-ṣṇuḥ-ṣṇu) 1. Victorious, triumphant. 2. Winning. 3. Excelling m.

(-ṣṇuḥ) 1. A name of Vishnu or Krishna. 2. An epithet of Indra. 3. A name of Arjuna. 4. The sun. E. ji to conquer, ṇsnu aff.

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

Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—i. e. ji + snu, I. adj. 1. Overpowering, Mahābhārata 6, 5352. 2. Victorious, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 136. 3. Excelling, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 5. Ii. m. 1. A name of Viṣṇu, Mahābhārata 5, 2571. 2. Of Arjuna, Mahābhārata 3, 425.

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

Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु).—[adjective] victorious, triumphant, superior, winning, conquering (—°); [masculine] [Epithet] of Viṣṇu or Arjuna; [Name] of [several] men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Brahmagupta. Cambr. 43.

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

1) Jiṣṇu (जिष्णु):—mfn. (√ji, [Pāṇini 3-2, 139]) victorious, triumphant, winning, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.

2) (with [accusative]) vanquishing, conquering, excelling, [Bhartṛhari i, 5; Vopadeva v, 26]

3) (ifc.) winning, conquering, [Mahābhārata vi, xiii]

4) m. the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Arjuna (son of Pāṇḍu), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa i]

8) Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī vi, 155]

9) of a son of Manu Bhautya, [Harivaṃśa 495]

10) ‘of Brahma-gupta’s father’ See -ja

11) of a Vasu, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) cf. parā-.

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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. 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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