Tvish, Tviṣ: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Tviṣ can be transliterated into English as Tvis or Tvish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tviṣ (त्विष्) refers to the “burning” (of a lamp), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“The goddess of great brilliance assumed the form of her baby child in front of Menā and began to cry in accordance with the ways of the world. On account of her splendour that diffused all round the lying-in-couch, the midnight lamps that burnt [i.e., vihata-tviṣ] in the lying-in-chamber were rendered dim in a trice, O sage. The women in the house were extremely glad on hearing the gentle cry of the child. In their excited flutter and great pleasure they rushed in. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tviṣ (त्विष्).—1 U. (tveṣati-te) To shine, glitter, sparkle, blaze; अधारयत् तन्वं तित्विषाणः (adhārayat tanvaṃ titviṣāṇaḥ) Ṛgveda 8.96.15; Bhāgavata 1.46.45.

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Tviṣ (त्विष्).—f.

1) Light, lustre, splendour, brilliance; चयस्त्विषामित्यबधारितं पुरा (cayastviṣāmityabadhāritaṃ purā) Śiśupālavadha 1.3;9.13; R.4.75; Ratn. 1.18.

2) Beauty; Bhāgavata 1.33.14.

3) Authority, weight; -तिग्मा अग्ने तव त्विषः (tigmā agne tava tviṣaḥ) Ṛgveda 8.43.3.

4) Wish, desire.

5) Custom, practice.

6) Violence, vehemence.

7) Speech.

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

Tviṣ (त्विष्).—[tviṣa] r. 1st cl. (au) autviṣa (tviṣati-te) To shine. With ava prefixed, 1. To give. 2. To dwell. bhvā-ubha-aka-aniṭ .

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Tviṣ (त्विष्).—f. (-tviṭ) 1. Light. 2. Splendour, beauty. 3. Speech. 4. Wish, desire. 5. Custom, practice, usage. E. tviṣ to shine, affix kvip; also with ṭāp added tviṣā.

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

Tviṣ (त्विष्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.], [Ātmanepada.] 1. To be excited (ved.). 2. To shine.

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Tviṣ (त्विष्).—f. 1. Light, Daśak in Chr. 195, 23. 2. Splendour, [Arjunasamāgama] 10, 65.

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

Tviṣ (त्विष्).—1. (no [present]) [participle] tviṣita stir, move (tr. & [intransitive]); glitter, sparkle.

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Tviṣ (त्विष्).—2. [feminine] stir, agitation, violence; light, splendour, beauty.

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

1) Tviṣ (त्विष्):—1. tviṣ ([class] 1. tveṣati, te, [Dhātupāṭha]; [Aorist] atvikṣat cf. [Pāṇini 7-2, 10; Kāraṇḍa-vyūha] [Vopadeva]; [plural] atviṣur, ṣanta, atitviṣanta; [perfect tense] titviṣe, p. ṣāṇa) [Ātmanepada] to be violently agitated or moved or excited or troubled, [Ṛg-veda];—([Parasmaipada]), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

— [Ātmanepada] [Parasmaipada] to excite, instigate, [Ṛg-veda i, x];

—to shine, glitter, [viii, 96, 15; Nirukta, by Yāska; Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 46, 45]([present participle] tviṣyat);—cf. ava-.

2) 2. tviṣ f. violent agitation, vehemence, violence, fury, perplexity, [Ṛg-veda iv f., viii, x; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) light, brilliance, glitter, splendour, beauty, authority, [Ṛg-veda viii, 43, 3; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) colour, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxxii, 21]

5) [lxiv, 3; Suśruta; Ratnāvalī; Kathāsaritsāgara]

6) speech, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Tviṣ (त्विष्):—(au, ṅa) tveṣate 1. d. To shine. With ava to give; to dwell.

2) (tviṭ) 5. f. Light; beauty; speech; wish; custom.

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

Tviṣ (त्विष्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ciā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tvish 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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