Paishaci, Paiśācī: 2 definitions


Paishaci 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 Paiśācī can be transliterated into English as Paisaci or Paishaci, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Paishachi.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Paiśācī (पैशाची):—[from paiśāca] f. a present made at a religious ceremony to secure friendly regard, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) a sort of jargon spoken by demons on the stage (cf. piśāca-bhāṣā)

3) [v.s. ...] night, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paiśāci (ಪೈಶಾಚಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಪೈಶಾಚ [paishaca]2 - 1.

2) [noun] the one of the several vernacular, non-Saṃskřta, old Indic languages used in ancient India.

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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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