Piyusha, Pīyūṣa: 9 definitions

Introduction

Piyusha 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 Pīyūṣa can be transliterated into English as Piyusa or Piyusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pīyūṣa (पीयूष) refers to “nectar”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Kāma (God of Love) reached the vicinity of Śiva, Spring spread all his splendour in accord with the inclination of the lord. [...] With diverse conversations, glances, joking remarks and exchanges of pleasantries he instructed Śiva in the knowledge of Self. Drinking the nectar (pīyūṣa) from her moon-face, Śiva stabilised his body. Sometimes he experienced exhilarating and particularly pleasing state”.

Purana book cover
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Pīyūṣa (पीयूष) is found in the Rigveda and later in the sense of the first milk of the cow after calving, ‘biestings’. Usually the term is applied metaphorically to the sap of the Soma plant.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pīyūṣa (पीयूष).—n S Nectar. 2 Biestings.

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

pīyūṣa (पीयूष).—n Nectar. Biestings.

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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

Pīyūṣa (पीयूष).—[pīy-uṣan, Uṇ.4.76]

1) Nectar, ambrosia; मनसि वचसि काये पुण्यपीयूषपूर्णाः (manasi vacasi kāye puṇyapīyūṣapūrṇāḥ) Bh.2.78; इमां पीयूष- लहरीम् (imāṃ pīyūṣa- laharīm) G. L.53.

2) Milk in general.

3) The milk of a cow during the first seven days after calving.

4) The first milk given by a cow after calving.

Derivable forms: pīyūṣaḥ (पीयूषः), pīyūṣam (पीयूषम्).

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

Pīyūṣa (पीयूष).—n. (ṣaṃ) 1. The food of the gods, ambrosia, nectar. 2. Milk. mn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣaṃ) The milk of a cow during the first seven days after calv- ing. E. pīya Sautra root, to be kind or love, ūṣan Unadi aff. In the last sense the word is also written peyūṣa .

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

Pīyūṣa (पीयूष).—[masculine] [neuter] biestings, cream, juice, Soma, nectar.

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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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