Namucidvish, Namucidviṣ, Namuci-dvish: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Namucidviṣ can be transliterated into English as Namucidvis or Namucidvish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Namuchidvish.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Namucidvish in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Namucidviṣ (नमुचिद्विष्) refers to an epithet of Śakra (Indra), as mentioned in chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism. Accordingly, “[...] the Lord, Vṛṣabha-marked, begged persistently by Namucidviṣ, who had come, to be ready for the wedding, reflected, ‘Customs must be shown to the people; and I have karma with pleasure as its fruit to be destroyed’, and consented”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Namucidviṣ (नमुचिद्विष्).—m. epithets of Indra; विगृह्य चक्रे नमुचिद्विषा बली य इत्थमस्वास्थ्यमहर्निशं दिवः (vigṛhya cakre namucidviṣā balī ya itthamasvāsthyamaharniśaṃ divaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 1.51.

Namucidviṣ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms namuci and dviṣ (द्विष्). See also (synonyms): namucisūdana, namucihan.

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

Namucidviṣ (नमुचिद्विष्):—[=namuci-dviṣ] [from namuci > namuca] ([Śiśupāla-vadha]) m. ‘hater or killer of Namuci’, Name of Indra.

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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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