Varshishtha, Varṣiṣṭha: 8 definitions


Varshishtha 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 Varṣiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Varsistha or Varshishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varshishtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṣiṣṭha (वर्षिष्ठ).—a.

1) Oldest, very old; नमो वर्षिष्ठाय त्रिनयन यविष्ठाय च नमो (namo varṣiṣṭhāya trinayana yaviṣṭhāya ca namo) Śiva-mahimna 29.

2) Strongest.

3) Largest.

4) Most thriving, prosperous; एकं वनं तद्वर्षिष्ठं पक्वखर्जूर- जम्बूमत् (ekaṃ vanaṃ tadvarṣiṣṭhaṃ pakvakharjūra- jambūmat) Bhāgavata 1.2.25 (superl. of vṛddha q. v.).

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

Varṣiṣṭha (वर्षिष्ठ).—mfn.

(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) 1. Oldest, very old. 2. Strongest. E. varṣa substituted for vṛddha old, and iṣṭhan aff. of the irr. superlative.

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

Varṣiṣṭha (वर्षिष्ठ).— (superl. of vṛddha), 1. Oldest. 2. Very abundant, Chr. 293, 1 = [Rigveda.] i. 88, 1. varṣīyaṃs varṣīyaṃs (its comparat.), Very aged, old, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 200, 4 (properly from varṣa + vant).

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

Varṣiṣṭha (वर्षिष्ठ).—([superlative]) highest, largest, greatest, strongest; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Varṣiṣṭha (वर्षिष्ठ):—[from varṣiman] mfn. ([according to] to [Pāṇini 6-4, 157] [superlative degree] of vṛddha) highest, uppermost, longest, greatest, very great, [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] oldest, very old, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Varṣiṣṭha (वर्षिष्ठ):—[(ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) a.] Oldest, very old.

[Sanskrit to German]

Varshishtha in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varshishtha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varṣiṣṭha (ವರ್ಷಿಷ್ಠ):—

1) [adjective] a very old (in terms of age); aged.

2) [adjective] made or produced long time ago or used for considerably long time.

3) [adjective] very able, strong or experienced.

4) [adjective] best; superior; most excellent.

context information

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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