Sahishnu, Sahiṣṇu: 13 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Sahiṣṇu can be transliterated into English as Sahisnu or Sahishnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sahishnu in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—One of the three sons of Pulaha Prajāpati by his wife Kṣamā, the other two being Kardama and Urvarīyān. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 10).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—(Paulaha) a son of Pulaha and Gatī (Kṣamā, Vāyu-purāṇa); a sage of the Cakṣuṣa epoch.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 38; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 31; 36. 78; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 26. 62. 66; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 10; III. 1. 28. Matsya-purāṇa 9. 22.

1b) The avatār of the Lord of the 26th dvāpara in the holy Rudravaṭa with four sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 212.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु) is the name of one of the seven sages (saptarṣi) in the Cākṣuṣamanvantara: one of the fourteen Manvantaras, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, “In cākṣuṣamanvantara, Manojava was the Indra, Bhāva and others who were the progeny of Āyu were said to be the deities. The seven sages were Sudhāmā, Virajā, Haviṣmān, Uttama, Budha, Atri and Sahiṣṇu”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—a (S) corruptly sahiṣṇa a Patient, enduring, capable of suffering or bearing: also forbearing, meek, long-suffering &c.

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

sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—a Patient, enduring; meek.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—a. [sah-iṣṇuc]

1) Able to bear or endure, capable of enduring; रविकिरणसहिष्णु क्लेशलेशैरभिन्नम् (ravikiraṇasahiṣṇu kleśaleśairabhinnam) Ś.2.4; उत्पतिष्णू सहिष्णू च चेरतुः खरदूषणौ (utpatiṣṇū sahiṣṇū ca ceratuḥ kharadūṣaṇau) Bk.5.1.

2) Patient, resigned, forbearing; सुकरस्तरुवत्सहिष्णुना रिपुरुन्मूलयितुं महानपि (sukarastaruvatsahiṣṇunā ripurunmūlayituṃ mahānapi) Ki.2.5.

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

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—mfn. (-ṣṇuḥ-ṣṇuḥ-ṣṇu) Patient, enduring, resigned. E. ṣah to bear, iṣṇuc aff.

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

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—[sah + iṣṇu], adj. 1. Able to support, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 37. 2. Patient, [Kirātārjunīya] 2, 50; resigned.

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

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु).—[adjective] bearing, enduring ([accusative], [genetive], or —°); patient, forbearing.

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

1) Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु):—[from sah] mfn. patient, forbearing

2) [v.s. ...] bearing, enduring, putting up with ([accusative] [genitive case], or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

4) [v.s. ...] of one of the 7 Ṛṣis under the 6th Manu, [ib.; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Pulaha, [Purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [Religious Thought and Life in India 106 n. 1.]

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

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु):—[(ṣṇuḥ-ṣṇuḥ-ṣṇu) a.] Patient, enduring, resigned.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sahishnu in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु):—(a) tolerant, enduring; ~[] tolerance, endurance.

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