Rishya, Ṛṣya, Ṛśya, Riśya, Riṣya: 8 definitions


Rishya 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 terms Ṛṣya and Ṛśya and Riśya and Riṣya can be transliterated into English as Rsya or Rishya or Risya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ṛṣya (ऋष्य).—The son of Devātithi, and father of Dilīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 11.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ṛṣya (ऋष्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “musk deer”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Ṛṣya is part of the sub-group named Jāṅgalamṛga, refering to “animals living in forests”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Ṛṣya (ऋष्य)—Sanskrit word for “blue deer”. This animal is from the group called Jaṅghāla (large-kneed). Jaṅghāla itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṛśya (ऋश्य).—a. [ṛś-karmaṇi-kyap] To be killed.

-śyaḥ A white-footed antelope; ऋश्यो न तृप्यन्नवपानमा गहि (ṛśyo na tṛpyannavapānamā gahi) Rv.8.4.1. वराहमृश्यं पृषतं महारुरुम् (varāhamṛśyaṃ pṛṣataṃ mahārurum) Rām.2.52.12.

-śyam Killing, hurt, violation.

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Ṛṣya (ऋष्य).—[ṛṣ-kyap]

1) A white-footed antelope. see ऋश्य (ṛśya).

-ṣyam A kind of leprosy.

Derivable forms: ṛṣyaḥ (ऋष्यः).

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Riśya (रिश्य) or Riṣya (रिष्य).—A kind of antelope.

Derivable forms: riśyaḥ (रिश्यः), riṣyaḥ (रिष्यः).

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

Ṛśya (ऋश्य).—m.

(-śyaḥ) The painted or white-footed antelope. E. ṛṣ to go, kyap affix; also ṛṣya and riśya.

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Ṛṣya (ऋष्य).—m.

(-ṣyaḥ) The painted or white-footed antelope. n.

(-ṣyaṃ) A sort of leprosy. E. ṛṣ to go, kyap affix: also ṛśya, riśya.

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Riśya (रिश्य).—m.

(-śyaḥ) A deer. E. riś to hurt, aff. kyap; also riṣya .

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Riṣya (रिष्य).—m.

(-ṣyaḥ) A deer. E. riṣ to hurt, to be hurt, aff. kyap .

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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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