Vasti, Vashti: 14 definitions


Vasti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Vasti (वस्ति) refers to “(the region of the) stomach”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “Endowed with ten digits, in the middle of the sphere of the sun in the region of the stomach (vasti-deśa) dwells fire, which digests food. Fire is the sun; the sun is fire. The two look almost the same [but] differ subtly”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Vasti in India is the name of a plant defined with Gossypium herbaceum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gossypium zaitzevii Prokh. (among others).

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

· FBI (1874)
· Blumea (1966)
· Fl. Novo-Galiciana (2001)
· Florae Senegambiae Tentamen (1831)
· Hereditas (Beijing) (1995)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vasti (वस्ति).—f S The belly below the navel; the hypogastrium and pubes. 2 A clyster-pipe, a tube of bladder or gut with a nozzle.

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vastī (वस्ती).—f (vasati S) Abiding, residing, staying. 2 An abode. 3 Peopled state: also the population or people. vastīsa rāhaṇēṃ To alight or put up at a place.

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

vasti (वस्ति).—f The belly below the navel; a clyster-pipe.

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vastī (वस्ती).—f Abiding; an abode. Peopled state. The people. vastīsa rāhaṇēṃ Alight or put up at a place.

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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

Vasti (वस्ति).—m., f. [vas-tiḥ, Uṇādi-sūtra 4.188]

1) Residing, dwelling, staying.

2) The abdomen, the lower belly.

3) The pelvis.

4) The bladder.

5) A syringe, clyster.

Derivable forms: vastiḥ (वस्तिः).

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

Vasti (वस्ति).—mf.

(-stiḥ) 1. The lower belly, hypogastric or pubic region. 2. The bladder. 3. A clyster-syringe, or bag made of bladder or gut, with a wooden or metallic nozzle. 4. Abiding, dwelling, staying. plu. only

(-stayaḥ) The ends of a cloth. E. vas to wear, Unadi aff. ti; or vas to abide, ktin aff.; or vaste āvṛṇoti mūtram vas-tic .

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

Vasti (वस्ति).—m. and f. 1. The belly below the navel, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 234. 2. The bladder, [Suśruta] 2, 201, 12. 3. A bag made of bladder. 4. Abiding (vb. 1. vas). 5. pl. The skirt of a cloth (vb. 3. vas).

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

Vaṣṭi (वष्टि).—[adjective] desirous or desirable.

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Vasti (वस्ति).—[masculine] [feminine] bladder; *fringe.

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

1) Vaṣṭi (वष्टि):—[from vaś] mfn. ([from] √vaś) eager, desirous, [Ṛg-veda v, 79, 5.]

2) Vasti (वस्ति):—[from vas] 1. vasti m. or f. (for 2. See [column]2) the ends or skirt of a cloth (also [plural]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [from vas] 2. vasti f. (for 1. See [column]1, for 3. See p. 933, col. 1) abiding, dwelling, staying, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) 3. vasti mf. (also written basti; [perhaps] connected with 2. vasti See p. 932, col. 3) the bladder, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

5) the lower belly, abdomen, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa]

6) the pelvis, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) an injection-syringe made of bladder or the injection itself, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Suśruta etc.]

8) cf. [Latin] venter, vesica; [German] wanast, Wanst.

9) Vastī (वस्ती):—[from vasti] f. an act in the practice of Yoga (see ṣaṭ-karman, p. 1108).

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

Vasti (वस्ति):—(striḥ) 2. m. f. The abdomen; bladder; a syringe; staying. plu. Ends of cloth.

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

Vasti (वस्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vatthi.

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Vasti 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vasti (ವಸ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] the act or process of seeping; leakage; seepage.

2) [noun] dampness caused by such leakage.

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Vasti (ವಸ್ತಿ):—[noun] a jaina temple or monastery.

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Vasti (ವಸ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] the fact of living at a place as a resident for a considerable time.

2) [noun] a staying, sojourning at a place, for a temporary period.

3) [noun] the portion of the belly below the navel in human; hypogastrium.

4) [noun] an injection syringe made of a bladder for forcing a purgative enema into the colon through the anus.

5) [noun] the act of forcing enema in this manner.

6) [noun] the purgative enema used for this purpose.

7) [noun] the border of a cloth.

8) [noun] ವಸ್ತಿಮಾಡು [vastimadu] vasti māḍu to stay or make arrangements to stay at some place temporarily; ವಸ್ತಿಹೂಡು [vastihudu] vasti hūḍu = ವಸ್ತಿಮಾಡು [vastimadu].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vasti (வஸ்தி) noun < vasti. Clyster; பீச்சாங் குழலால் ஆசனவாயின் வழியாகச் செலுத்தும் மருந்து நீர். (இங். வை.) [pichang kuzhalal asanavayin vazhiyagas seluthum marunthu nir. (ing. vai.)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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