Nishpish, Niṣpiṣ, Nitpish: 3 definitions


Nishpish 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 Niṣpiṣ can be transliterated into English as Nispis or Nishpish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niṣpiṣ (निष्पिष्).—7 P.

1) To pound, powder, pulverize, reduce to atoms; (taṃ) निष्पिपेष क्षितौ क्षिप्रं पूर्णं कुम्भमिवाम्भसि (niṣpipeṣa kṣitau kṣipraṃ pūrṇaṃ kumbhamivāmbhasi) Mb.; शिलानिष्पिष्टमुद्गरः (śilāniṣpiṣṭamudgaraḥ) R.12.73.

2) To hurt, injure, bruise; ऋष्यमूकमगात् क्लान्तः (ṛṣyamūkamagāt klāntaḥ)......निष्पिष्टः कोष्णमुच्छ्वसन् (niṣpiṣṭaḥ koṣṇamucchvasan) Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.12.

3) To rub the hands.

4) To gnash the teeth. -Caus. To destroy.

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

Niṣpiṣ (निष्पिष्).—& vinis pound, crush, rub (the hands).

Niṣpiṣ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and piṣ (पिष्).

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

1) Niṣpiś (निष्पिश्):—[=niṣ-√piś] [Parasmaipada] -piṃśati, to tear the flesh of an animal from the skin, [Ṛg-veda i, 110, 8.]

2) Niṣpiṣ (निष्पिष्):—[=niṣ-√piṣ] [Parasmaipada] -pinaṣṭi ([Potential] -piṣeyam, [Mahābhārata]; [perfect tense] -pipeṣa, [ib.]; [indeclinable participle] -piṣya, [ib.]; -peṣam, [Bālarāmāyaṇa iv, 65]),

2) —to stamp or beat (linen with stones in washing), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] ([infinitive mood] niṣpeṣṭavai);

2) —to pound, crush, rub, grind (sva-caraṇau, to stamp one’s feet; karaṃ kareṇa, to rub the hands together; dantair dantān or dantān danteṣu, to gnash the teeth), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.:—[Causal] -peṣayati, to crush, destroy, [Prabodha-candrodaya ii, 33] ([varia lectio] niḥśeṣ).

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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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