Saptashivisha, Saptāśīviṣa: 1 definition


Saptashivisha 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 Saptāśīviṣa can be transliterated into English as Saptasivisa or Saptashivisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Saptashivisha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Saptāśīviṣa (सप्ताशीविष).—(°-), usually in composition with (1) -parvata, m. pl., name of certain mountains: Divyāvadāna 107.20—21; °viṣam (not in composition; masc., hence mountain) atikramya 107.26; °parvatā (understand pause here? or adj. with nadī ?) nadī (sc. Saptāśīviṣanadī ?) bhavati paścimā 103.3 (in a list of mountains and rivers, commingled); (2) -nadī, f. pl., °nadyas, name of rivers: Divyāvadāna 107.22, and compare 103.3 above. See Āṣīviṣā and °viṣa-nadī, which suggest doubt whether sapta- is part of the name (having seven venomous snakes), or a separate numeral, giving the number of Āśīviṣa- mountains and rivers. But 107.26 above, if not corrupt, supports the former interpretation, being singular.

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