Sisa, aka: Sīsa, Shisa; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Sīsa (सीस, ‘lead’) occurs first in the Atharvaveda, where it is mentioned as used for amulets. The word is then quite common. The use of lead by the weaver as a weight is perhaps also referred to.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

sīsa : (nt.) the head; the highest point; an ear of corn; heading of an article; the lead.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Sīsa, 2 (nt.) (Vedic śīrṣa: see under sira) 1. the head (of the body) Vin. I, 8; A. I, 207; Sn. 199, 208, p. 80; J. I, 74; II, 103; sīsaṃ nahāta, one who has performed an ablution of the head D. II, 172; PvA. 82; āditta-sīsa, one whose turban has caught fire S. I, 108; III, 143; V, 440; A. II, 93; sīsato towards the head Mhvs 25, 93; adho-sīsa, head first J. I, 233.—2. highest part, top, front: bhūmi° hill, place of vantage Dpvs 15, 26; J. II, 406; caṅkamana° head of the cloister Vism. 121; saṅgāma° front of the battle Pug. 69; J. I, 387; megha° head of the cloud J. I, 103. In this sense also opposed to pāda (foot), e.g. sopāṇa° head (& foot) of the stairs DhA. I, 115. Contrasted with sama (plain) Ps. I, 101 sq.—3. chief point Ps. I, 102.—4. panicle, ear (of rice or crops) A. IV, 169; DA. I, 118.—5. head, heading (as subdivision of a subject), as “chanda-sīsa citta-sīsa” grouped under chanda & citta Vism. 376. Usually instr °sīsena “under the heading (or category) of, ” e.g. citta° Vism. 3; paribhoga° J. II, 24; saññā° DhsA. 200; kammaṭṭhāna° DhA. III, 159.

—ânulokin looking ahead, looking attentively after something M. I, 147. —ābādha disease of the head Vin. I, 270 sq.; J. VI, 331. —âbhitāpa heat in the head, headache Vin. I, 204. —kaṭāha a skull D. II, 297=M. I, 58; Vism. 260=KhA 60; KhA 49. —kalanda Miln. 292. (Signification unknown; cp. kalanda a squirrel and kalandaka J. VI, 227; a blanket (cushion?) or kerchief. ) —cchavi the skin of the head Vin. I, 277. —cola a headcloth, turban Mhvs 35, 53. —cchejja resulting in decapitation A. II, 241. —ccheda decapitation, death J. I, 167; Miln. 358. —ppacālakaṃ swaying the head about Vin. IV, 188. —paramparāya with heads close together DhA. I, 49. —virecana purging to relieve the head D. I, 12; DA. I, 98. —veṭha head wrap S. IV, 56. —veṭhana headcloth, turban M. II, 193; sīsaveṭha id. M. I, 244=S. IV, 56. —vedanā headache M. I, 243; II, 193. (Page 713)

2) Sīsa, 1 (nt.) (cp. Sk. sīsa) lead D. II, 351; S. V, 92; Miln. 331; VbhA. 63 (=kāḷa-tipu); a leaden coin J. I, 7; °-kāra a worker in lead Miln. 331; °-maya leaden Vin. I, 190. (Page 713)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

śisā (शिसा).—m ( P) A bottle, a decanter, a flagon, a goblet, a glass jug. 2 also śiṃsā A honey-comb. 3 (Or śisavā) Blackwood tree, Dalbergia Sisu.

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śīsa (शीस) [or शींस, śīṃsa].—n (śīrṣa S Head.) The just-formed fruit of cucurbitaceous plants appearing as a knob or head behind the flower.

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sīsa (सीस).—& sīsaka n S Lead.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sīsa (सीस).—or-sīsa m A Frenchman.

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śisā (शिसा).—m A bottle, a flagon, a decanter.

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śisā (शिसा).—m A honeycomb.

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

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

Sīsa (सीस).—Lead; ताम्रायः कांस्यरैत्यानां त्रपुणः सीसकस्य च । शौचं यथार्हं कर्तव्यं क्षारा- म्लोदकवारिभिः (tāmrāyaḥ kāṃsyaraityānāṃ trapuṇaḥ sīsakasya ca | śaucaṃ yathārhaṃ kartavyaṃ kṣārā- mlodakavāribhiḥ) || Ms.5.114; Y.1.19.

Derivable forms: sīsam (सीसम्).

See also (synonyms): sīsaka, sīsapatraka, sīsapatra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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