Mahishika, Mahiṣika, Māhiṣika: 10 definitions

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Mahishika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 terms Mahiṣika and Māhiṣika can be transliterated into English as Mahisika or Mahishika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahishika in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Mahiṣika (महिषिक).—A tribe of the south;1 a kingdom of.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 47.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 57.

2) Māhiṣika (माहिषिक).—A degraded Kṣatriya clan.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 140.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahishika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māhiṣika (माहिषिक).—

1) A buffalo-keeper, a herdsman.

2) The paramour of an unchaste woman; (महिषीत्युच्यते नारी या च स्याद् व्यभिचारिणी । तां दृष्टां कामयति यः स वै माहिषिकः स्मृतः (mahiṣītyucyate nārī yā ca syād vyabhicāriṇī | tāṃ dṛṣṭāṃ kāmayati yaḥ sa vai māhiṣikaḥ smṛtaḥ) || Kālikā Purāṇa.

3) One who lives by the prostitution of his wife; महिषीत्युच्यते नार्या भगेनोपार्जितं धनम् । उपजीवति यस्तस्याः स वै माहिषिकः स्मतः (mahiṣītyucyate nāryā bhagenopārjitaṃ dhanam | upajīvati yastasyāḥ sa vai māhiṣikaḥ smataḥ) || Śrīdhara on V. P.

Derivable forms: māhiṣikaḥ (माहिषिकः).

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

Māhiṣika (माहिषिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A buffalo-keeper. 2. The paramour of an unchaste women. 3. One who lives by the prostitution of his wife.

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

Māhiṣika (माहिषिक).—i. e. mahiṣa + ika, m. A keeper of buffaloes, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 166.

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

Māhiṣika (माहिषिक).—[masculine] a keeper or breeder of buffaloes.

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

1) Māhiṣika (माहिषिक):—[from māhiṣa] m. [preceding] sg. [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] the paramour of an unchaste woman (others ‘one who lives by the prostitution of his wife’), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] f(ā or ī) Name of a river, [Rāmāyaṇa],

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

Mahiṣika (महिषिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mahisia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mahishika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mahishika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahiṣika (ಮಹಿಷಿಕ):—[noun] = ಮಹಿಷ - [mahisha -] 2.

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Māhiṣika (ಮಾಹಿಷಿಕ):—[noun] a man who tends and grazes buffaloes.

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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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