Pesa, Pesha, Peṣa: 7 definitions


Pesa 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 Peṣa can be transliterated into English as Pesa or Pesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Pesa, is spurious spelling for pessa (q. v.). (Page 473)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pēśa (पेश).—a ( P) Possessed of influence; bearing esteem at court &c.; respectable, weighty.

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pēśā (पेशा).—m ( P) An occupation, employment, profession. The word is of restricted application; and is mostly used of the occupation of a kārakūna, śāgīrda, cākara &c. It is also compounded with these words; as kārakūnapēśā, śāgīrdapēśā, cākara- pēśā; or, less approvedly, kārakunīpēśā, cākarīpēśā.

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pēsa (पेस).—f R A slice (as of a pompion, melon &c.)

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

pēśā (पेशा).—m An occupation, employment.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Peśa (पेश).—

1) Form, shape.

2) Ornament, decoration; अवदद् वदतां श्रेष्ठो वाचः पेशैर्विमोहयन् (avadad vadatāṃ śreṣṭho vācaḥ peśairvimohayan) Bhāg.1.29.17.

Derivable forms: peśaḥ (पेशः).

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Peṣa (पेष).—[piṣ-ghañ] Grinding, pounding, crushing; पादेनासृक्पङ्कपेषं पिपेष (pādenāsṛkpaṅkapeṣaṃ pipeṣa) Śi.18.45.

Derivable forms: peṣaḥ (पेषः).

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

Peṣa (पेष).—i. e. piṣ + a, m. Grinding, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 10, 14.

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

Peśa (पेश).—[masculine] ornament, decoration; adorner, shaper, fabricator; [feminine] peśī a lump of flesh.

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Peṣa (पेष).—[feminine] ī (—°) & [masculine] grinding.

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

1) Peśa (पेश):—m. (√piś) an architect, carpenter (?), [Ṛg-veda i, 92, 5; vii, 34, 11]

2) ornament, decoration, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. puruand su-; [gana] gaurādi and sidhmādi)

3) Peṣa (पेष):—mf(ī)n. (√piṣ) pounding, grinding (ifc.), [Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra] (cf. śilā-p)

4) m. the act of pounding or grinding or crushing, [Śiśupāla-vadha] (cf. piṣṭa-p).

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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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