Manishita, Manīṣita, Manīṣitā: 8 definitions


Manishita 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 terms Manīṣita and Manīṣitā can be transliterated into English as Manisita or Manishita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Manīṣita (मनीषित) refers to “desire”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “O gentle lady, I cannot understand anything. Your penance is wonderful. Your body is not charred by the fire. Still your desire [i.e., manīṣita] remains unsatiated so far. O gentle lady, let me know about your desire; I am a Brahmin who can bestow pleasure upon everyone. Please tell me everything truly and methodically. Since we have become friends nothing should be kept a secret from me”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manishita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manīṣita (मनीषित).—a.

1) Wished for, desired, liked, loved, dear; मनीषिताः सन्ति गृहेषु देवताः (manīṣitāḥ santi gṛheṣu devatāḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.4.

2) Agreeable.

-tam A wish, desire, desired object; मनीषितं विजानाति केशवो न तु तस्य ते (manīṣitaṃ vijānāti keśavo na tu tasya te) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.347.92; मनीषितं द्यौरपि येन दुग्धा (manīṣitaṃ dyaurapi yena dugdhā) R.5.33.

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Manīṣitā (मनीषिता).—Wisdom.

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

Manīṣita (मनीषित).—i. e. manīṣā + ita, adj. 1. Cherished in mind, Chr 18, 35. 2. Aimed at, desired, 12, 4.

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

Manīṣita (मनीषित).—[adjective] desired; [neuter] wish, desire.

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Manīṣitā (मनीषिता).—[feminine] intelligence, wisdom.

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

1) Manīṣita (मनीषित):—[from man] mfn. desired, wished, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. wish, desire, [ib.] (cf. yathā.m).

3) Manīṣitā (मनीषिता):—[=manīṣi-tā] [from manīṣin > man] f. wisdom, [Veṇīs.]

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

Manīṣita (मनीषित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṇīsida.

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Manishita 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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