Pishacabhasha, Piśācabhāṣā, Pishaca-bhasha: 4 definitions


Pishacabhasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Piśācabhāṣā can be transliterated into English as Pisacabhasa or Pishacabhasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishachabhasha.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

piśācabhāṣā (पिशाचभाषा).—f (S) A gibberish invented by corrupting the Sanskrit. Used in dramatic pieces.

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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

[«previous (P) next»] — Pishacabhasha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piśācabhāṣā (पिशाचभाषा).—'the language of devils', a gibberish or corruption of Sanskrit, one of the lowest Prākṛta dialects used in plays.

Piśācabhāṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piśāca and bhāṣā (भाषा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piśācabhāṣā (पिशाचभाषा).—f.

(-ṣā) One of the lowest Prakrita dialects used in plays.

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

Piśācabhāṣā (पिशाचभाषा):—[=piśāca-bhāṣā] [from piśāca > piś] f. ‘P° language’, a corrupt dialect or gibberish (mostly used in plays), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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