Pesi, aka: Peshi, Peśī, Peśi, Peṣi; 3 Definition(s)


Pesi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 terms Peśī and Peśi and Peṣi can be transliterated into English as Pesi or Peshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Pesi in Ayurveda glossaries]

Peśī (पेशी, “muscles”) are attached to bones with their cord-like ends known as tendons. All movements including blinking are performed by them.

(Source): Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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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

[Pesi in Pali glossaries]

pesi : (f.) a slice; the foetus in the third stage.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pesi, (pesī) (f.) (cp. Epic Sk. peśī) 1. a lump, usually a mass of flesh J. III, 223=DhA. IV, 67 (pesi=maṃsapesi C.). Thus maṃsapesi, muscle Vin. II, 25 ≈ (maṃsapes’ûpamā kāmā); III, 105; M. I, 143, 364; S. II, 256; IV, 193 (in characteristic of lohitaka); Vism. 356; PvA. 199. ‹-› 2. the fœtus in the third stage after conception (between abbuda & ghana) S. I, 206; J. IV, 496; Nd1 120; Miln. 40; Vism. 236.—3. a piece, bit (for pesikā), in veḷu° J. IV, 205. (Page 473)

(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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