Pishitashin, Piśitāśin, Pishita-ashin: 4 definitions



Pishitashin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Piśitāśin can be transliterated into English as Pisitasin or Pishitashin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piśitāśin (पिशिताशिन्).—m.

1) flesh-eater, a demon, goblin; (chāyāḥ) संध्यापयोद- कपिशाः पिशिताशनानां चरन्ति (saṃdhyāpayoda- kapiśāḥ piśitāśanānāṃ caranti) Ś.3.26; Mb.3.142.37.

2) a man-eater, cannibal.

3) a wolf.

Piśitāśin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piśita and āśin (आशिन्). See also (synonyms): piśitāśana, piśitāśa, piśitabhuj.

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

Piśitāśin (पिशिताशिन्).—mfn. (-śī-śinī-śi) Eating flesh or meat, carnivorous. m. (-śī) A goblin, a cannibal. E. piśita, and to eat, aff. ghiṇun.

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

Piśitāśin (पिशिताशिन्).—[adjective] eating flesh; [masculine] a Rakṣas or Piśāca, demon, fiend.

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

1) Piśitāśin (पिशिताशिन्):—[from piśita > piś] mfn. = [preceding] mfn., [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a f°-eating demon, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a demon, [Harivaṃśa]

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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 (even English!). 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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