Vasi, Vaśī, Vāsin, Vasin, Vaśin, Vashin, Vāśī, Vāśi, Vāsi, Vaśi, Vashi: 35 definitions

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Vasi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 terms Vaśī and Vaśin and Vāśī and Vāśi and Vaśi can be transliterated into English as Vasi or Vashi or 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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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Vāsi (वासि) refers to a weapon (a carpenter’s adze). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Vaśī (वशी, “controlling”) or Vaśya refers to one of the “seven means” (saptopāya) to be performed when a mantra does not manifest its effect, as explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.98-100. Vaśya brings the mantra under his control. One should write the mantra with red sandalwood, costus, turmeric, beeswax, and red arsenic on a birch bark, and wear it around oneʼs neck. If this does not work, the pīḍana comes next.

Accordingly, “being awoken in this way, it will have an effect. If not, one should carry out the vaśī (controlling). Having written the mantra with the ārakta-candana (red sandalwood), kuṣṭha (costus), haridrā (turmeric), madana (beeswax), and śilā (red arsenic) on a beautiful leaf of birch bark, one should wear it around his neck. [Then] the mantra will have an effect. [It is called vaśya.] [If the controlled mantra does not have an effect], one should perform the pīḍana (pressing)”.

Note on kuṣṭha: the Śrīvidyārṇavatantra (Chapter 16 p.378) support dāru (Deodar). Note on śilā: the Tattvacintāmaṇi (20.99) support sihla (olibanum).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vaśī (वशी):—[vaśīḥ] One of the attributes and also synonym of the Atma (soul): Controller, The one who controls

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Vaśin (वशिन्) refers to “one who is in control of oneself”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 8.90-91.—Accordingly: “'[...] When we are taught that our own body and soul unite and then separate, tell me which wise person should be tormented by separation from the external objects of the senses? Best of the self-controlled (vaśinvaśinām uttama)! You ought not to become subject to grief like common people. What would be the difference between a tree and a mountain if both shook in the wind?”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Vāsin (वासिन्) refers to “people” (living in a district), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “When kings are overpowered by enemies with an army (or: by strong enemies), when cities are burnt down and the Kings’ army is driven away, when people in various districts (viṣaya-vāsintattadviṣayavāsinām) do not have access to food [and other goods] — if the kingdom is thus oppressed by the enemies’ army, oh Great Sage, and if in this inadequate situation the King’s enemies are unimpeded, he should have a sixteen-armed Sudarśana constructed [and properly installed, for his power is] without obstacles”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An epithet of Mahabrahma. E.g., J.vi.201.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'mastery'. Vis.M. IV speaks of 5 kinds of m., which anyone who wishes to develop the absorptions (jhāna, q.v.) should acquire first of all, with regard to the 1st absorption, namely:

  • mastery in adverting to it (āvajjana-vasī),

  • in entering it (samāpajjana-vasī),

  • in determining it (adhitthāna-vasī),

  • in rising therefrom (vutthāna-vasī),

  • in retrospection (paccavekkhana-vasī). - (App.).

"If wherever, whenever, and for whatever duration desired, one enters the 1st absorption, and at one's entering it, no slowness is experienced, this is called mastery in entering the absorption, etc. In an analogous way, the 4 remaining kinds are to be explained" (Vis.M. IV, 131f; XXIII, 27ff.).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vaśin (वशिन्) refers to “those having mastered” (the twelve reflections), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Certainly, O friend, these twelve reflections are the female friends of those whose good fortune is liberation [and] they are practised to procure their friendship by wise men who are absorbed in connection [with them]. When these [reflections] are correctly done  [com.—are mastered (vaśīkṛtāsu)] constantly for the pleasure of the lords of Yogīs (i.e. the Jinas), a joyful woman in the form of liberation with a heart kindly disposed to love, is produced”.

Synonyms: Vaśin.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vasi in India is the name of a plant defined with Dendrocalamus strictus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bambusa pubescens Döll (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Rev. Hort. (1876)
· The Indian Forester (1991)
· The Indian Forester (1988)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)
· Indian Forest Records (1936)
· Gard. Bull. Sing. (1958)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vasi : (aor. of vasati) lived; abided; dwelt; stayed. || vasī (adj.), mastering; having power. vāsi (f.) an adze; a hatchet; a sharp knife. vāsī (m.) (in cpds.) living in; dwelling in.

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

Vāsi, (f.) (cp. Sk. vāśī) 1. a sharp knife, axe, hatchet, adze (often combined with pharasu) J. I, 32, 199; II, 274; III, 281; IV, 344; Miln. 383; 413; DhA. I, 178 (tikhiṇā vāsiyā khaṇḍâkhaṇḍikaṃ chinditvā: cutting him up piecemeal with a sharp knife); KhA 49. —°jaṭa handle of a mason’s adze Vin. IV, 168; S. III, 154; A. IV, 127.—2. a razor J. I, 65; II, 103; III, 186, 377. (Page 610)

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Vasī°, is the composition form of vasa in combination with roots kṛ and bhū, e.g. °kata made dependent, brought into somebody’s power, subject(ed) Th. 2, 295 (=vasavattino katvā, pl.); Sn. 154; cp. BSk. vaśīkṛta Jtm 213. See also vasagata.—°katvā having overcome or subjected Sn. 561 (=attano vase vattetvā SnA 455). Metricausâ as vasiṃ karitvā at Sn. 444.—°bhāva state of having power, mastery Nd2 466 (balesu); Pug. 14 (in same passage, but reading phalesu), explained at PugA 189 (with v. l. SS balesu!) as “ciṇṇa-vasī-bhāva”; Kvu 608 (implies balesu); Miln. 170. Cp. BSk. bala-vaśī-bhāva MVastu III, 379. See also ciṇṇa.—°bhūta having become a master (over), mastering S. I, 132; Miln. 319; cp. MVastu I. 47 & 399 vaśībhūta.—The same change of vasa° to vasī° we find in combination vasippatta (vasī+ppatta), q. v. under vasi°. (Page 605)

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Vasi°, is the shortened form of vasī° (=vasa) in combinations °ppatta one who has attained power, mastering: only in phrase ceto-vasippatta A. II, 6; III, 340; Miln. 82; cp. BSk. vaśiprāpta Divy 210, 546;— and °ppatti mastership, mastery Vism. 190 (appanā+). (Page 605)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaśī (वशी).—f The name of a saltwater-fish.

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vaśī (वशी).—a S Of subdued passions. 2 Subject unto.

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vāsī (वासी).—a (S) That inhabits or dwells in, on, at. In comp. as vanavāsī, paradēśavāsī, kailāsavāsī, gṛha- vāsī, vṛkṣavāsī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaśī (वशी).—a Of subdued passions.

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vāsī (वासी).—a That inhabits or dwells in, on at.

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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

Vaśi (वशि).—

1) Subjugation.

2) Fascinating, bewitching. -n. Subjection.

Derivable forms: vaśiḥ (वशिः).

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Vasi (वसि).—[vas-in Uṇādi-sūtra 4.151]

1) Clothes.

2) A dwelling, an abode.

Derivable forms: vasiḥ (वसिः).

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Vāśi (वाशि).—Fire, the god of fire.

Derivable forms: vāśiḥ (वाशिः).

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Vāśī (वाशी).—Ved.

1) Roaring, crying.

2) A weapon in general (such as an axe, spear &c.); also written वासी (vāsī); सकीलकवचाः सर्वे वासीवृक्षादनान्विताः (sakīlakavacāḥ sarve vāsīvṛkṣādanānvitāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.155.8.

3) Voice, speech.

4) A war-cry.

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Vāsi (वासि).—m., f. [vas-iñ Uṇādi-sūtra 4.136] An adze, a small hatchet, chisel; जीवितं मरणं चैव नाभिनन्दन्न च द्विषन् । वास्यैकं तक्षतो बाहुं चन्दनेनैकमुक्षतः (jīvitaṃ maraṇaṃ caiva nābhinandanna ca dviṣan | vāsyaikaṃ takṣato bāhuṃ candanenaikamukṣataḥ) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.9.25;1.119.15. -m. Dwelling, abiding.

Derivable forms: vāsiḥ (वासिः).

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Vāsī (वासी).—f. See वाशी (vāśī).

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

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

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

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

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

1) Vaśi (वशि):—(śiḥ) 2. n. One of the eight attributes of Shiva; fascination.

2) Vasi (वसि):—(siḥ) 2. m. Dwelling, abode.

3) Vāśi (वाशि):—(śiḥ) 2. m. Fire.

4) Vāsi (वासि):—[(siḥ-sī)] 2. m. 3. f. A small hatchet.

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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vaśi (वशि):—[from vaś] 1. vaśi mfn. = kānta, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] ([Mahīdhara])

2) [v.s. ...] m. subjugation, fascination, bewitching, holding others in magical submission to the will, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] n. = vaśi-tva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the state of being subject, subjection, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] 2. vaśi in [compound] for vaśin.

6) Vaśī (वशी):—[from vaś] 1. vaśī f. in urvaśī q.v.

7) [v.s. ...] 2. vaśī in [compound] for 1 vaśa.

8) Vasi (वसि):—[from vas] 1. vasi m. or f. (for 2. See [column]3) = vastra, clothes etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [from vas] 2. vasi m. (for 1. See [column]1) dwelling or a dwelling-place, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) Vāśi (वाशि):—[from vāś] m. ‘roaring’, fire or the god of fire, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 124 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

11) Vāśī (वाशी):—f. (also written vāsī; [according to] to some connected with √vraśc) a sharp or pointed knife or a kind of axe, adze, chisel ([especially] as the weapon of Agni or the Maruts, and the instrument of the Ṛbhus, while the paraśu or axe is that of Tvaṣṭṛ), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata]

12) sound, voice, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska] (cf. under 1. vāśa).

13) Vāsi (वासि):—[from vāsa] a m. abiding, dwelling, [Horace H. Wilson]

14) Vāsī (वासी):—[from vāsi > vāsa] a f. See vāśī.

15) Vāsi (वासि):—b or vāsī f. a carpenter’s adze, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. vāśī).

16) Vasī (वसी):—or vāsi f. a carpenter’s adze, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. vāśī).

17) Vāsī (वासी):—b See vāśī.

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

Vāśī (वाशी).—[feminine] a pointed knife; p. mant.

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: 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaśi (वशि).—[vaś + i], n. Subduing by magical means, bewitching.

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Vasi (वसि).—[vas + i] 3., (m. f. ?), Clothes.

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Vāśi (वाशि).—m. Fire.

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Vāśī (वाशी).—[vāś + ī], f. Roar, prayer(?), Chr. 293, 3 = [Rigveda.] i. 88, 3.

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Vāsi (वासि).—f. A carpenter’s adze or chisel.

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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaśi (वशि).—m.

(-śiḥ) Subjugating, fascinating, bewitching, holding others in magical or mysterious submission to one’s will. E. vaś to desire, (supremacy,) in affix; also with tal and tva affs. vaśitā and vaśitvaṃ .

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Vasi (वसि).—m.

(-siḥ) 1. Dwelling, abode. 2. A dwelling. 3. Clothes. E. vas to dwell, Unadi aff. in .

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Vāśi (वाशि).—m.

(-śiḥ) Fire. E. vāś to sound, Unadi aff. iñ .

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Vāsi (वासि).—mf. (-siḥ-sī) A small hatchet or chopper, an adze. m.

(-siḥ) Abiding. E. vas to abide, Unadi aff. iñ .

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

Vāsi (वासि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vāsi, Vāsī.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Vasī (वसी):—(nm) a testamentary, one in whose favour a will is executed.

2) Vāsī (वासी):—(nm) a dweller, an inhabitant.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

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

2) Vāsi (वासि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāsi.

3) Vāsī (वासी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāsī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaśi (ವಶಿ):—

1) [noun] a female elephant.

2) [noun] a barren cow.

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Vaśi (ವಶಿ):—

1) [noun] = ವಶವರ್ತಿ - [vashavarti -] 1.

2) [noun] a man who has subjugated his passions; a man who does not have worldly passions.

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Vaśi (ವಶಿ):—[noun] an iron clamp that fixes the share firmly to the plough.

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Vasi (ವಸಿ):—[noun] a very small quantity or degree.

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Vasi (ವಸಿ):—[adverb] in small quantity, degree; only slightly.

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Vasi (ವಸಿ):—[adjective] small in quantity, size, number or degree.

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Vāśi (ವಾಶಿ):—

1) [noun] noisy condition.

2) [noun] a war cry made by soldiers before attacking their enemies.

3) [noun] a clamorous sound or sounds; noice.

4) [noun] the act or an instance of singing.

5) [noun] a tool with a long wooden handle, and a metal head having a blade on one side, used for chopping trees, splitting wood, etc.; an axe.

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Vāsi (ವಾಸಿ):—[adjective] ( in comparative degree) of a more excellent sort; surpassing another or others; more suitable, more desirable, more favorable, more profitable, etc.

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Vāsi (ವಾಸಿ):—

1) [noun] a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc., by one; an express assurance on which expectation is to be based; a promise.

2) [noun] a vying for victory or superiority; a contest.

3) [noun] unyielding or stubborn adherence to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.; obstinacy.

4) [noun] widespread reputation of a favorable character; renown; fame.

5) [noun] any of the features that make something what it is; characteristic element; an attribute; a quality.

6) [noun] boldness; daring.

7) [noun] realistic confidence in one’s own judgement, ability, power, etc.; self-confidence.

8) [noun] distinction; prestige; cachet.

9) [noun] offensive display of one’s superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride; arrogance.

10) [noun] something that relates or pertains to a person; business; affair; concern.

11) [noun] the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group; a share.

12) [noun] restoration or return to health from sickness; recovery.

13) [noun] a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment; a desire.

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Vāsi (ವಾಸಿ):—

1) [noun] the fact of being resident (of a town, village, etc.).

2) [noun] a man who lives in a place, as a resident (distinguished from a visitor or transient).

3) [noun] a fragrant or perfumed thing.

4) [noun] a wearing of a garment.

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Vāsi (ವಾಸಿ):—[noun] an axe-like tool with a curved blade with a handle fixed at right angle, used for trimming and smoothing wood; an adze.

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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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