Manisha, Manīṣā: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Manisha means something in 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.

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

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.

context information

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) Śi.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.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Manīṣā (मनीषा):—

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Manīṣā (मनीषा):—f.

1) Nachdenken , Verstand , Begriff. paro manīṣayā über alle Vorstellung.

2) Aeusserung des Nachdenkens und der Weisheit in Spruch , Gebet , Gedicht u.s.w. —

3) Bitte , Begehren.

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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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