Tanishtha, Taniṣṭha: 7 definitions


Tanishtha 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 Taniṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Tanistha or Tanishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Taniṣṭha (तनिष्ठ).—a.

1) Thinnest; least.

2) Very minute, or delicate (superl. of tanu q. v.).

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

Taniṣṭha (तनिष्ठ).—mfn.

(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) 1. Smaller, less. 2. Minute, delicate, small. E. tanu, and iṣṭhan aff.

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

Taniṣṭha (तनिष्ठ).—[superlative] & compar. to seq. tanu ([feminine] tanu, tanū & tanvī) thin, slender, small, minute, little, spare ([abstract] † [feminine], tva† [neuter]), [feminine] tanu or tanū body, form, nature ([abstract] tanutā [feminine]); person, [especially] one’s own person or self (often = a refl. [pronoun]; cf. ātman). [feminine] tanvī a (slender) woman.

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

Taniṣṭha (तनिष्ठ):—[from tan] mfn. [superlative degree] of nu, smallest, [i, vii].

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

Taniṣṭha (तनिष्ठ):—[(ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) a.] Small; less.

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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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