Paishaca, Paiśāca: 14 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Paiśāca can be transliterated into English as Paisaca or Paishaca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Paishacha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Paiśāca (पैशाच).—A kind of marriage. (See under Vivāha).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paiśāca (पैशाच).—a S paiśācika a S Relating to a pishach or goblin.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paiśāca (पैशाच).—a paiśācika a Relating to a goblin or ghost.

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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

Paiśāca (पैशाच).—a. (- f.) [पिशाचेन निर्वृत्तः अण् (piśācena nirvṛttaḥ aṇ)] Demoniacal, infernal.

-caḥ 1 The eighth or lowest of the eight forms of marriage in Hindu law, in which a lover ravishes a maiden without her consent when she is sleeping, or intoxicated, or deranged in intellect; सुप्तां मत्तां प्रमत्तां वा रहो यत्रोपगच्छति । स पापिष्ठो विवाहानां पैशाचश्चाष्टमोऽ धमः (suptāṃ mattāṃ pramattāṃ vā raho yatropagacchati | sa pāpiṣṭho vivāhānāṃ paiśācaścāṣṭamo' dhamaḥ) Ms.3.34; Y.1.61.

2) A kind of demon or पिशाच (piśāca).

-cī 1 A present made at a religious ceremony.

2) Night.

3) A sort of gibberish spoken on the stage by demons.

4) One of the forms of Prākṛta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paiśāca (पैशाच).—mfn.

(-caḥ-cī-caṃ) Infernal, demoniacal, relating or belonging to a Piśacha or goblin. m.

(-caḥ) 1. A mode of marriage the ravishment of a girl by her lover; it is the last of the eight forms of marriage in Hindu law, in it the lover defiles a damsel without her consent when she is sleeping or intoxicated or deranged in intellect. 2. A kind of demon. f. (-cī) 1. A present to a friend, or to secure friendly regard made at a religious ceremony. 2. Night. 3. The lowest Prakrita dialect spoken on the stage by demons in Hindu dramatical representations. E. piśāca an imp, aff. aṇ .

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

Paiśāca (पैशाच).—i. e. piśāca + a, I. adj., f. . 1. Relating to a Piśāca, or kind of demon, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 29, 17; demonlike. 2. (with vivāha), A mode of marriage, the ravishment of a girl by her lover, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 21. Ii. A Piśāca, or kind of demon, Mahābhārata 13, 1397.

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

Paiśāca (पैशाच).—[feminine] ī belonging to the Piśācas; [feminine] ī their language.

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

1) Paiśāca (पैशाच):—mf(ī)n. relating or belonging to the Piśācas, demon-like, infernal, [Gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (with graha m. demoniacal possession, [Mahābhārata])

2) m. a Piśāca or kind of demon (also as Name of a tribe), [Mahābhārata] (cf. [gana] parśv-ādi)

3) the eighth or lowest form of marriage (when a lover secretly embraces a damsel either sleeping or intoxicated or disordered in her intellect), [Manu-smṛti iii, 34]

4) n. Name of [work]

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

Paiśāca (पैशाच):—(caḥ) 1. m. A mode of marriage, ravishment. f. () A present to a friend on a holiday. a. Infernal, belonging to imps.

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

Paiśāca (पैशाच) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pesāya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Paishaca 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paiśāca (पैशाच):—(a) see [paiśācika].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paiśāca (ಪೈಶಾಚ):—[adjective] = ಪೈಶಾಚಿಕ [paishacika]1.

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Paiśāca (ಪೈಶಾಚ):—

1) [noun] a bodiless supernatural being, believed to possess or haunt a person, house, etc.; a ghost.

2) [noun] the lowest form of marriage in which a lover secretly embraces a girl either sleeping or intoxicated or disordered in her intelect.

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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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