Manishin, Manīṣin: 11 definitions



Manishin 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 term Manīṣin can be transliterated into English as Manisin or Manishin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manishin in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Manīṣin (मनीषिन्) refers to the “scholars well versed in the Vedas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing these words of mine—of Brahmā—in the presence of Viṣṇu, Śiva, the lord of worlds spoke to me with his face beaming with a smile: [...] Sometimes I will be thinking about Śiva, my own form of splendour, the eternal principle which the scholars [viz., the Manīṣin] well versed in the Vedas [viz., vedavid] call Imperishable. When I go in trance, O Brahmā, in that meditation, damned be she who causes an impediment therein”.

2) Manīṣin (मनीषिन्) refers to “learned sages”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] the greatness of Śiva is endless and inscrutable even to the learned sages (i.e., Manīṣin). It is known to the devotees without difficulty, thanks to good devotion and his favour. There is no emotion or aberration at all in Śiva the supreme Being. He points out to the people of the world by his different actions, their respective goals”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of manishin or manisin in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्).—a. [manīṣā-ini]

1) Wise, learned, intelligent, clever, thoughtful, prudent; अप्यर्थकामौ तस्यास्तां धर्म एव मनीषिणः (apyarthakāmau tasyāstāṃ dharma eva manīṣiṇaḥ) R.1.25.

2) Ved. Praying, praising; -m.

1) A wise or learned person, a sage, a paṇḍita; माननीयो मनी- षिणाम् (mānanīyo manī- ṣiṇām) R.1.11; संस्कारवत्येव गिरा मनीषी (saṃskāravatyeva girā manīṣī) Ku.1.28;5.39; R.3.44.

2) Ved. A singer, praiser.

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

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्).—mfn. (-ṣī-ṣiṇī-ṣi) Intellectual, intelligent. m. (-ṣī) A Pandit, a learned Brahman, a teacher. E. manīṣā understanding, ini possessive aff.

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

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्).—i. e. manīṣā + in, adj., f. iṇī, Intelligent, wise, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 14.

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

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्).—[adjective] thoughtful, wise, devout.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Haradatta: Dviśatī med.

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

1) Manīṣin (मनीषिन्):—[from man] mfn. thoughtful, intelligent, wise, sage, prudent, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] devout, offering prayers or praises, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a learned Brāhman, teacher, Paṇḍit, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्):—(ṣī) 5. m. A Pandit. a. Intelligent, intellectual.

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

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṇīsi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Manishin in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of manishin or manisin in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: