Musi, Mūsī, Mushi, Mushi, Muṣī, Muṣi, Mūṣī: 9 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Muṣī and Muṣi and Mūṣī can be transliterated into English as Musi or Mushi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Mūṣī (मूषी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Mūṣa forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Mūṣī] and Vīras are yellow in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: S.V.U.Oriental Journal, Vol. XI, Jan-Dec 1968, Parts 1&2

Mūśi is the name of both a major and minor historic river of Āndhradeśa (Andhra country).—The evolution of Āndhra culture through the ages in its manifold facets succoured by its rivers presents a large diversity nevertheless wiih an all pervading underlying unity. The Brahmakuṇḍi or Guṇḍlakamma unlike several other larger rivers which are tributaries, has an independent course and falls into the Bay of Bengal. It had more in common with the larger rivers (e.g., Mūśi) except in its length where it resembles the minor rivers. On either side of the holy river, flourished kingdoms of the Yādavas of Addanki and of the Reḍḍis subsequently. Centres of pilgrimage, eg., Kanuparti had their heyday. The region and the river are celebrated in the records and literature of the Reḍḍis and relics of bygone glory are seen even today.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mūsī, (f.) (Venic mūṣ & mūḥ mouse or rat; cp. Lat. mūs Gr. mu_s, Ohg. mūs=E. mouse. Not to muṣ to steal, but to same root as Lat. moveo, to move) a mouse S. II, 270 (mudu° a tender, little m.). (Page 540)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

muśī (मुशी).—f The name of a saltwater-fish. It includes very many varieties; viz. kāna-ḍāga-ḍōra-jhōrī-tāmbasa -daravaḍa-magara-vāṭa-śiravaṭa-muśī.

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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

Muṣī (मुषी).—A crucible.

See also (synonyms): muṣā.

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Muṣi (मुषि).—f. Stealing &c.

Derivable forms: muṣiḥ (मुषिः).

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Mūṣī (मूषी).—A rat, mouse; मद्गेहे (madgehe) ...... मूषीब मार्जारिका (mūṣība mārjārikā) Sūkti.5.19.

See also (synonyms): mūṣīka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mūṣī (मूषी).—(= Pali mūsī), rat or mouse; in mūṣī-utkira, m., rat-(mouse-)up-throwing, i.e. earth dug up by rats or mice: Mahāvastu i.326.20 (prose) ye te bhavanti mūṣī-utkirā (v.l. °kilā; Senart em. mūṣotkirā) vā vāripraropitā (mss. °ropyā, °ropā) vā vārucchinnā (?em.) vā mṛttikā.

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

1) Muṣi (मुषि):—[from muṣ] (ifc.) stealing, a stealer (See mano-muṣigṛhīta).

2) Mūṣī (मूषी):—[from mūṣ] f. a crucible (See also under mūṣa).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Muṣi (मुषि):—(von 1. muṣ) adj. raubend in mano .

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

Muṣi (मुषि):—Adj. in manomuṣi.

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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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