Vashin, Vāsin, Vasin, Vaśin: 11 definitions



Vashin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Vaśin can be transliterated into English as Vasin or Vashin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaśin (वशिन्).—A son of Kṛti; with him the Mithilā line came to an end.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 26-27.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Vāsin, 2 (adj.) (-°) (fr. vas2) liking, dwelling (in) Sn. 682 (Mern-muddha°), 754 (āruppa°); PvA. 1 (Mahāvihāra°), 22 (Aṅga-Magadha°), 47 (Sāvatthi°), 73 (Bārāṇasi°) (Page 611)

2) Vāsin, 1 (adj.) (-°) (fr. vas1) clothed in, clad Sn. 456 (saṅghāṭi°), 487 (kāsāya°); Pv III, 16 (sāhunda°); J. III, 22 (nantaka°); IV, 380 (rumma°); f. vāsinī Vin. III, 139 (chanda°, paṭa° etc.)= VvA. 73. (Page 610)

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Vasin, (adj.) (fr. vasa) having power (over), mastering, esp. one’s senses; a master (over) Vin. III, 93; D. I, 18 (=ciṇṇavasitattā vasī DA. I, 112); III, 29; Sn. 372; Vism. 154 (fivefold); Mhvs 1, 13 (vasī vasi); Dāvs. I, 16. (Page 605)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaśin (वशिन्).—a. (- f.) [वशः अस्त्यस्य इनि (vaśaḥ astyasya ini)]

1) Powerful.

2) Being under control, subdued, subject, submissive.

3) One who has subdued his passions (used like a noun also); प्रस्थापयामास वशी वसिष्ठः (prasthāpayāmāsa vaśī vasiṣṭhaḥ) R.2.7; 8.9;19. 1; Ś.5.28. -m. Ved.

1) A ruler, lord.

2) A sage.

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Vasin (वसिन्).—m. An otter.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vaśin (वशिन्).—adj.-subst. (as adj. = Sanskrit in meaning in control, sc. of oneself, or also of other things), as subst. used, like vaśibhūta (vaśī°), in the sense of arhant; this is especially clear when there is contrast with pratyekabuddhas and Bodhisattvas or Buddhas: (buddhaśatasahasrān pūjayit- vā…) pratyayajina (q.v.; = pratyekabuddha; acc. pl.) vaśīṃś ca pūjayitvā…Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 51(77).2; vaśi (so Senart em., mss. vaṇi)-pratyekabuddhānāṃ na spṛhenti kathaṃcana Mahāvastu i.87.14 (verse), they (Bodhisattvas) are not envious of arhants and pratyekab°. Besides vaśībhūta (vaśi°), the stem is [compound] with various other elements; in some, such as vaśiprāpta, q.v., we should expect an abstract noun, such as vaśitā; other similar cases are vaśi-pāramiṃgatā Mahāvastu i.47.4 (verse), arrived at the supreme point of mastery (of being in control), less likely, of (being) an arhant; sarva- dharmavaśi-pāragaṃ jinaṃ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 7.19; sarvacetovaśipara- mapāramitā-prāpta ity ucyate Lalitavistara 425.22 (compare vaśiprāpta, preceded by ceto, and Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 1.8, s.v. vaśitā).

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Vāsin (वासिन्).—adj. (Sanskrit Lex. id.; Sanskrit vāsa, perfume, plus in), fragrant: (mahānadyo…)-varagandha-vāsi-vāri-pari- pūrṇāḥ Sukhāvatīvyūha 38.18.

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

Vaśin (वशिन्).—mfn. (-śī-śinī-śi) 1. Subdued, subjugated, in subjection. 2. Powerful. m. (-śī) A sage with subdued passions. f. (-śinī) 1. The Shami tree, (Mimosa Sama, Rox.) 2. A parasite plant. E. vaśa, ini and ṅīp affixes.

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Vāsin (वासिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) Abiding, staying. f. (-nī) A white sort of J'hinti. (Barleria.) E. vas to dwell, ghinuṇ aff.; or vāsa-ini aff.

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

Vaśin (वशिन्).—i. e. vaśa + in, I. adj., f. , Subdued. Ii. m. One who has subdued his senses, a sage, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 47. Iii. f. . 1. A tree, Mimosa Sama Roxb. 2. A parasite plant.

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Vāsin (वासिन्).—adj., f. , i. e. I. 1. vas + in, Inhabiting, [Pañcatantra] 129, 14. Ii. vāsa + in, Clothed, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 59, 184; wearing clothes, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 19; 25.

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

Vaśin (वशिन्).—[adjective] having will or power, either self-control or command over others, ruling, powerful; [masculine] ruler, lord of ([genetive]), [feminine] vaśinī.

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Vāśin (वाशिन्).—[adjective] howling, croaking.

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Vāsin (वासिन्).—1. [adjective] clothed in (—°).

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Vāsin (वासिन्).—2. staying or dwelling in (mostly —°).

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

1) Vaśin (वशिन्):—[from vaś] mfn. having will or power, having authority, a ruler, lord (‘over’ [genitive case]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] compliant, obedient, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

3) [v.s. ...] master of one’s self having the mastery of one’s passions, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] void, empty (properly ‘at disposal’), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a ruler See above

6) [v.s. ...] a sage with subdued passions, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Kṛti, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

8) Vasin (वसिन्):—[from vas] m. ([from] vasā) an otter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Vāśin (वाशिन्):—[from vāś] mfn. (also written vāsin) howling, croaking etc., [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra] (cf. ghora-v).

10) Vāsin (वासिन्):—[from vās] 1. vāsin mfn. fragrant

11) [from vāsa] 2. vāsin mfn. having or wearing clothes, ([especially] ifc.) clothed or dressed in, wearing, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata etc.]

12) [from vāsa] 3. vāsin mfn. staying, abiding, dwelling, living, inhabiting (often ifc. = living in or among or in a [particular] manner or condition), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; etc.

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

Vāsin (वासिन्):—[(sī-sinī-si)] 1. f. A white sort of Jhinti or Barleria.

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

Vāsin (वासिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vāsi.

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Vashin 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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