Pesi, aka: Peśī, Peshi, Peśi, Peṣi; 4 Definition(s)


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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)

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 : (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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Peśi (पेशि) or Peśī (पेशी).—f.

1) A piece of flesh.

2) A ball or mass of flesh; दशाहेन तु कर्कन्धूः पेश्यण्डं वा ततः परम् (daśāhena tu karkandhūḥ peśyaṇḍaṃ vā tataḥ param) Bhāg.3.31.2.

3) An egg.

4) A muscle; पञ्च पेशीशतानि च (pañca peśīśatāni ca) (bhavanti) Y.3.1.

5) The foetus shortly after conception.

6) A bud on the point of blowing.

7) The thunderbolt of Indra (said to be m. also).

8) A kind of musical instrument; Mb.6.43.8.

9) The shell or rind (of fruits).

1) A sheath, scabbard.

11) A shoe.

12) Whey.

13) Well-cooked rice; L. D. B.

14) A case, covering; मुक्तभिः सलिलरयास्तशुक्तिपेशी (muktabhiḥ salilarayāstaśuktipeśī) Śi.8.9.

Derivable forms: peśiḥ (पेशिः).

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Peṣi (पेषि).—A thunderbolt.

Derivable forms: peṣiḥ (पेषिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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