Manisha, Manīṣā: 15 definitions

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Manisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Manīṣā can be transliterated into English as Manisa or Manisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)

Manīṣā (मनीषा) refers to “desire” [?], according to the Vedānta Deśika’s Yatirājasaptati.—There are allusions to Rāmānuja’s “protection” of the Vedas, his defeat of those who hold other Vedāntic views as well as the significance of his establishment of the right interpretation of the Vedas in innumerable verses of the Yatirājasaptati. [...] Verse 31 captures in a lovely set of images the nature of Rāmānuja’s works.They are wish-fulfilling trees for the imagination of debaters (kathaka-jana-manīṣā), oozing with the nectar of Hari’s feet, possessing many branches so that they can remove suffering/heat, and subduing (with their perfume) the stench of sins.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manīṣā (मनीषा).—f S Wish or desire.

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

manīṣā (मनीषा).—f Wish or desire.

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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

Manīṣā (मनीषा).—[īṣ-aṅ īṣa; manasa īṣā śakaṃ°]

1) Desire, wish; यो दुर्जनं वशयितुं तनुते मनीषाम् (yo durjanaṃ vaśayituṃ tanute manīṣām) Bv.1.95.

2) Intelligence, understanding; अतः साधोऽत्र यत् सारं मनुद्धृत्य मनीषया (ataḥ sādho'tra yat sāraṃ manuddhṛtya manīṣayā) Bhāg. 1.1.11; प्रविभज्य पृथङ्मनीषया स्वगुणं यत्किल तत्करिष्यसि (pravibhajya pṛthaṅmanīṣayā svaguṇaṃ yatkila tatkariṣyasi) Śiśupālavadha 16. 42.

3) A thought, idea.

4) Ved. Hymn, praise.

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

Manīṣā (मनीषा).—f.

(-ṣā) 1. Intellect, understanding. 2. Desire, wish. E. manas the mind, īṣ to go, aff. ka, or īṣa aff., form irr.

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

Manīṣā (मनीषा).—[man + īṣā], f. 1. Intellect. 2. Hymn, Chr. 298, 24 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 24.

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

Manīṣā (मनीषा).—[feminine] thought, reflection, understanding, wisdom; notion, idea; prayer, hymn; wish, desire.

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

1) Manīṣā (मनीषा):—[from man] a f. thought, reflection, consideration, wisdom, intelligence, conception, idea (paro manīṣayā, beyond all conception), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] prayer, hymn, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] desire, wish, request, [ib.]

4) b etc. See p. 784, col. 2.

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

Manīṣā (मनीषा):—(ṣā) 1. f. Intellect.

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

Manīṣā (मनीषा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṇīsā.

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Manisha 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manīṣā (मनीषा):—(nf) intellect, intellectual faculty, wisdom.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Maṇīsā (मणीसा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Manīṣā.

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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

Mānisa (ಮಾನಿಸ):—

1) [noun] a human being.

2) [noun] a male servant.

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Mānisa (ಮಾನಿಸ):—[noun] that which thinks, perceives, feels, etc.; the mind.

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Mānīśa (ಮಾನೀಶ):—[noun] wrong form of ' ಮಾನಿಸ [manisa]1'.

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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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