Manasvin, Manasvī, Manasvi: 18 definitions


Manasvin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Manasvī (मनस्वी, “bright”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Yogeśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Manasvin (मनस्विन्) refers to “brave (heroes)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The fight between the gods and the Asuras desirous of victory over each other was very tumultuous. It was pleasing to the brave (vīra-manasvin) and terrible to the others. The battle ground became impassable and awful with the corpses of the gods and Asuras lying there in thousands but it was very pleasing to the brave”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Manasvī (मनस्वी) is the name of a Nāga-king (i.e., Nāgarāja), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān explained the great heart-dhāraṇī], “Then Samantākāraparikaracchatra, the great Nāga king, [...] Manasvī, Nāga king, [...]: These leaders of 84,000 Nāga kings, each surrounded by 77,000 of Nāga troops belonging to their abode, approached the Bhagavān, went up to him, circumambulated him three times, worshipped him with great worship, and having bowed down at his feet said to the Bhagavān, ‘[...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Manasvī (मनस्वी).—a (S Properly. Of subdued mind and affections; of restrained and well-governed soul or self.) Popularly. Lax, licentious, lawless, devious from all law and rule: also capricious, fanciful, freakful--proceedings, deportment; and attrib. the person. 2 sometimes manasvāra In lax phraseology. Abundant, copious, profusely plentiful. Applied with all latitude. Ex. ma0 pāūsa- ūna-thaṇḍa; ma0 mahāga-savaṅga; ma0 uñca-khōla-lāmba-runda- lāhana-mōṭhā; ma0 śrama-sukha-duḥkha. Used also as ad Ex. hā ma0 lihitō-bōlatō-vācatō-māratō-khātō- dētō-ghētō.

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

Manasvī (मनस्वी).—a Abundant, capricious.

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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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्).—a. [praśastaṃ manaḥ astyasya vini]

1) Wise, intelligent, clever, high-souled, high-minded; तया मेने मनस्विन्या लक्ष्म्या च वसुधाधिपः (tayā mene manasvinyā lakṣmyā ca vasudhādhipaḥ) R.1.32; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.12; विपक्त्रिमज्ञानगति- र्मनस्वी (vipaktrimajñānagati- rmanasvī) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.1.

2) Attentive.

3) Steady-minded, resolute, determined; Kumārasambhava 5.6; मनस्वी कार्यार्थी न गणयति दुःखं न च सुखम् (manasvī kāryārthī na gaṇayati duḥkhaṃ na ca sukham) Bhartṛhari 2.81. -m. The fabulous animal called Śarabha.

-nī 1 A high-minded or proud woman; मनस्विनीमानविघातदक्षम् (manasvinīmānavighātadakṣam) Kumārasambhava 3.32; M.1.2; V.3.5.

2) A wise or virtuous woman.

3) Name of Durgā.

4) Name of the mother of the moon.

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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्).—(1) name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3285; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 4.12; Lalitavistara 204.9; 219.9; Megh 288.6; 306.11; Mahā-Māyūrī 221.23; 247.29; (2) pl., name of a people: Mahā-Māyūrī 19 (compare Lévi p. 68).

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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्).—mfn. (-svī-svinī-svi) 1. Attentive, fixing the mind upon any thing. 2. Intelligence, intellectual. f. (-svinī) A virtuous wife. E. manas the mind or heart, aff. vin .

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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्).—[manas + vin], I. adj. 1. Intelligent, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 128; prudent, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 46. 2. Attentive. Ii. f. , A virtuous woman, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 55, 34.

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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्).—[adjective] intelligent, wise, clever, [abstract] svitā† [feminine]

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

Manasvi (मनस्वि):—[=manas-vi] [from manas > man] in [compound] for -vin

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

1) Manasvin (मनस्विन्):—[=manas-vin] [from manas > man] mfn. full of mind or sense, intelligent, clever, wise, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] in high spirits, cheerful, glad (a-man), [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] fixing the mind attentive, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. the fabulous animal called Śarabha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga, [Lalita-vistara]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Devala, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्):—[mana-svin] (svī-svinī-svi) a. Attentive, intelligent. f. Virtuous wife.

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

Manasvin (मनस्विन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṇaṃsi.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manasvī (मनस्वी):—(a) cerebrotonic, single-minded; thoughtful, contemplative; hence ~[svitā] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manasvi (ಮನಸ್ವಿ):—

1) [noun] a man who is having or showing a proper pride in oneself, one’s position, one’s family, etc.

2) [noun] an intelligent, brilliant man.

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Manasvi (ಮನಸ್ವಿ):—[adverb] in a manner subject to, led by or indicative of caprice or whim; irrationally; erratically; capriciously; whimsically.

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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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