Manishin, Manīṣin, Manīṣī, Manishi: 15 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Manīṣin and Manīṣī can be transliterated into English as Manisin or Manishin or Manisi or Manishi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manishin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: 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”.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Manīṣin (मनीषिन्) refers to the “sages”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Consequently, the sages (manīṣin) have said that the seven reals are sentient soul, non-sentient matter, the influx of karma, the binding of karma, stopping the influx of karma, wearing away karma and liberation”.

Synonyms: Maharṣi.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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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) Kumārasambhava 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.

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Manishin 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

[«previous next»] — Manishin in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manīṣī (मनीषी):—(a and nm) (the) wise; thinker/thoughtful.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

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

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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

Manīṣi (ಮನೀಷಿ):—

1) [noun] a scholarly man; a very learned man.

2) [noun] a man worthy of respect or reverence by reason of scholarship, wisdom and dignity.

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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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