Veshin, Veshi, Veṣin, Vesī, Vesi: 15 definitions

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Veshin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Veṣin can be transliterated into English as Vesin or Veshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Veṣin (वेषिन्) refers to “one who is dressed (wears clothes)” (Cf. Suveṣin, Kuveṣin), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the seven Sages said (with false words) to Pārvatī: “[...] The trident-bearing Śiva has an inauspicious body, is free from shame and has no home or pedigree. He is naked and ill-featured [i.e., kuveṣī]. He associates with ghosts and goblins and the like. That rogue of a sage has destroyed your discretion with his deception. He has deluded you with apparently good arguments and made you perform this penance. [...]”.

Purana book cover
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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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vesī : (f.) a harlot; a prostitute.

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

Vesī, & Vesiyā (f.) (the f. of vessa) a woman of low caste, a harlot, prostitute.—(a) vesī: Vin. III, 138; J. V, 425; in cpd. vesi-dvāra a pleasure house Th. 2, 73.—(b) vesiyā: Vin. IV, 278; Sn. 108; Vbh. 247; in cpd. vesiyā-gocara asking alms from a prostitute’s house DhA. III, 275; DhsA. 151; VbhA. 339. (Page 650)

Pali book cover
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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Veṣin (वेषिन्).—(-veṣin) [, in kāla-veṣin, q.v.]

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

Veśin (वेशिन्).—mfn. (-śī-śinī-śi) Assuming a particular dress or form. E. veśa, ini aff.

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

Veśin (वेशिन्).—i. e. veśa + in, adj. Assuming a particular dress or form.

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

Veśin (वेशिन्).—[adjective] entering (—°).

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

Veśī (वेशी).—[feminine] pin.

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

1) Veśin (वेशिन्):—[from veśa] mfn. entering, [Harivaṃśa] (also [wrong reading] for veṣin).

2) Veṣin (वेषिन्):—[from veṣa] See chadma-v and vikṛta-veṣin.

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

1) Veśī (वेशी):—[from veśa] f. ‘entering, piercing (?)’, a pin, needle, [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 7] ([Sāyaṇa])

2) Veśi (वेशि):—f. (in [astronomy]) = Φάσις Name of the second astrological house from that in which the sun is situated, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Veśin (वेशिन्):—[(śī-śinī-śi) a.] Assuming a dress or disguise.

[Sanskrit to German]

Veshin 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Vesi (वेसि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dveṣin.

2) Vesī (वेसी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vaiśyā.

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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

Vēśi (ವೇಶಿ):—[noun] = ವೇಶ್ಯೆ [veshye].

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Vēṣi (ವೇಷಿ):—[noun] = ವೇಷಧಾರಿ - [veshadhari -] 1 & 2.

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Vēsi (ವೇಸಿ):—[noun] = ವೇಶ್ಯೆ [veshye].

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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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