Parisa, aka: Parisā, Pārīṣa, Parisha; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Parisa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Pārīṣa can be transliterated into English as Parisa or Parisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Pārīṣa (पारीष) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “portia tree”, a species of plant from the Malvaceae (mallow) family of flowering plants. It is also known as Pāriśa, Haripuccha, Pārśvapippala. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. In South India, heartwood of the Portia tree is also used to make the thavil, a Carnatic musical instrument. The official botanical name is Thespesia populnea and is commonly known in English as “Umbrella tree”, “Seaside mahoe” or “Indian tulip tree” among others. It is a small tree or arborescent shrub with a pantropical distribution, found on coasts around the world.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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parisā : (f.) a company; an assembly.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Parisā, (f.) (cp. Vedic pariṣad; in R. V, also pariṣad as adj. surrounding, lit. “sitting round, ” fr. pari+sad.—In Pāli the cons. stem has passed into a vocalic ā-stem, with the only preservation of cons. Loc. sg. parisati Vin. IV, 285; A. II, 180 (ī); J. V, 61; DA. I, 141 and parisatiṃ M. I, 68; A. II, 180 (v. l.); J. V, 332, besides the regular forms parisāyaṃ (Loc. sg.) Vin. II, 296; A. V, 70; and parisāsu (Loc. pl.) S. II, 27; It. 64) surrounding people, group, collection, company, assembly, association, multitude. Var. typical sets of assemblies are found in the Canon, viz, eight assemblies (khattiya°, brāhmaṇa°, gahapati°, samaṇa°, Cātummahārājika°, Tāvatiṃsa°, Māra°, Brahma°, or the assemblies of nobles, brahmins, householders, wanderers, of the angel hosts of the Guardian Kings, of the Great Thirty-Three, of the Māras, and of the Brahmās) D. II, 109; III, 260; M. I, 72; A. IV, 307. ‹-› four assemblies (the first four of the above) at D. III, 236; Nd1 163; other four, representing the Buddha’s Order (bhikkhu°, bhikkhunī°, upāsaka°, upāsikā°, or the ass. of bhikkhus, nuns, laymen and female devotees; cp. same enumeration at Divy 299) S. II, 218; A. V, 10; cp. J. I, 40 (catu-parisa-majjhe), 85 (id.), 148 (id.).—two assemblies (viz. Brahma°, Māra°) at D. III, 260; allegorically two groups of people (viz. sāratta-rattā & asāratta-rattā) M. II, 160=A. I, 70 sq.—For var. uses of the word see the foll. passages: Vin. II, 188, 296 (rājaparisā); III, 12 (Bhagavā mahatiyā parisāya parivuto surrounded by a great multitude); IV, 153 (Gen. parisāya); M. I, 153 (nevāpika°); II, 160; III, 47; S. I, 155 (brahma°), 162 sarājikā p.), 177; A. I, 25 (mahā°), 70 (uttānā p.), 71 (ariya°), 242 (tisso p.); II, 19 (°āya mando), 133, 183, 185 (deva°); III, 253 (khattiya°); IV, 80, 114; It. 64 (upāsakā °sāsu virocare); Sn. 349, 825 sq.; J. I, 151, 264; VI, 224 (omissaka°); Pv III, 96; Miln. 187, 249, 359 (38 rāja-parisā, or divisions of the royal retinue); PvA. 2, 6, 12, 21, 78 and passim; Sdhp. 277. saparisa together with the assembly Vin. IV, 71; adv. °ṃ ThA. 69.—Note. The form of parisā as first part of a cpd. is parisa° (=*parisad, which laṭter is restored in cpd. parisaggata=*parisad-gata).—See also pārisagga.

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

parīsa (परीस).—m (sparśa S) A stone of which the touch turns iron into gold, the philosopher's stone. Applied fig. to a beautiful boy &c.; to a rich man, a Crœsus; to a successful or prosperous man; to a highly excellent and precious person or thing.

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parīsa (परीस).—conj Than.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parīsa (परीस).—m A stone of which the touch turns iron into gold, the philosopher's stone. Fig. A beautiful boy &c.; a rich man. A successful man.

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parīsa (परीस).—conj Than.

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

Pariṣā (परिषा).—(also parṣā and rarely parṣadā, qq.v.; § 15.4; = Pali parisā, Sanskrit pariṣad and parṣad), assembly: in prose of SP acc. to LaV-P. JRAS 1911.1074 °ṣāyaḥ (abl.-gen.), instead of parṣadi (loc.) of KN 267.10; °ṣāya (gen.) SP 98.7 (verse); °ṣāṃ LV 361.10 (māra-); 363.13 (naramaru-; both verses); in Mv prose, i.133.16; 158.3; 310.6; 354.21; ii.419.1; 446.16, 17; iii.10.15, 16; catuhi pariṣāhi (of a Buddha, viz. monks, nuns, male and female upāsakas, as in Pali) 53.1; verses, i.75.3 (meter bad, °ṣāyāṃ, but Senart's suggestion parṣadi requires further change to correct it); 171.12, 14, 16.

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