Sprishya, Spṛśya: 11 definitions


Sprishya 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 Spṛśya can be transliterated into English as Sprsya or Sprishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sprashy.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sprishya in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य) refers to “touching” (i.e., “that which the Yogin touches”), according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] That which [the Yogin] sees is gradually extinguished even as he looks at it, and also what he smells as he smells it, what he tastes as he tastes it, the agreeable sounding sounds as he hears them and what he touches (spṛśya) as he touches it, and so also in due course the mind, like a flame without fuel, of the true Yogin who has reached the domain of the reality of that state which is called Non-duality. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

spṛśya (स्पृश्य).—a S Tangible, tactile. See sparśya.

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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

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य).—a.

1) Tangible.

2) To be taken in possession.

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

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य).—mfn.

(-śyaḥ-śyā-śyaṃ) What may be or is to be felt or touched. E. spṛś to touch, yat aff.

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

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य).—[adjective] to be touched or felt.

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

1) Spṛśya (स्पृश्य):—[from spṛś] mfn. to be touched or felt, tangible, sensible, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be taken in possession or appropriated, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) Spṛśyā (स्पृश्या):—[from spṛśya > spṛś] f. Name of one of the Samidhs (q.v.), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य):—[(śyaḥ-śyā-śyaṃ) a.] Tangible.

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

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Choppa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sprishya 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»] — Sprishya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Spṛśya (स्पृश्य) [Also spelled sprashy]:—(a) touchable, perceptible through touch.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Spṛśya (ಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯ):—[adjective] fit or proper to touch.

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Spṛśya (ಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯ):—[noun] a man whom one can touch; he whose touch or contact does cause religious defilement.

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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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