Sahishnu, Sahiṣṇu: 19 definitions


Sahishnu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु) refers to the “sustainer (of great burden)” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.2 (“The Prayer of the gods).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] Obeisance to Thee, the lord of all beings, the sustainer of great burden (mahābhāra-sahiṣṇu), the remover of thirst, to Thee whose form is devoid of enmity, to Thee of excessive splendour. Obeisance to Thee, the destroyer of the great forest in the form of great Asuras, like conflagration. Obeisance to the Trident-bearing lord who acts as the axe for the trees of Asuras. [...]”.

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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु) refers to “(one who is) capable of endurance”, according to the Kiraṇatantra chapter 49 (dealing with vratacaryā).—Accordingly, “Garuḍa spoke: ‘You have taught me, O great Lord, the activities of the Neophyte, the Putraka and the Ācārya. Tell me those of the Sādhaka’. The Lord spoke: ‘The excellent Sādhaka [should be] full of sattva, firm, capable of endurance (sahiṣṇu), his mind fixed on [his] mantra, unassailable, of great wisdom, looking impartially on mud, stones and gold engaged, regular in [the performance of] oblations, always devoted to recitation and meditation, dexterous in the dispelling of obstacles, firm in [the practice of his] religious observance, calm, pure. [...]’”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Sahishnu in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु) or Sahiṣṇutā refers to “enduring” (e.g., hunger, thirst, heat, cold, etc.), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] The practice of hunting on horseback reduces fat, lightens the body, enhances strength and ambition, hardens the muscles, kindles appetite, produces a capacity for enduring (sahiṣṇutā) hunger, thirst, heat, cold, fatigue, and keeping awake at night, generates a skill in aiming at moving objects, increases energy, and produces a faculty of knowing the movements and minds of animals. These and many such excellences are acquired by it for one’s own benefit. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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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) Bhaṭṭikāvya 5.1.

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

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sahiṇhu, Sahira.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahishnu in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahiṣṇu (ಸಹಿಷ್ಣು):—[noun] a man having or showing tolerance (of otherś actions, beliefs, practices, etc.); a tolerant man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sahishnu in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sahiṣṇu (सहिष्णु):—adj. patient; tolerant; forbearing;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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