Viceshtita, Viceṣṭita: 8 definitions


Viceshtita 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 Viceṣṭita can be transliterated into English as Vicestita or Viceshtita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vicheshtita.

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Viceshtita in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित) refers to the “actions” (of a hawk), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the training of hawks]: “[...] Whether it is ‘manned’ or not is to be known by its actions (viceṣṭita). When it stands on one leg with the eyes closed, when it preens or ‘ reforms’ its feathers, when it ‘mantles’ with its wings, or looks with a gentle eye at its master, then it is known to be ‘manned’, otherwise not. When the hawk is seen to be manned it should be lured in a creance to a piece of meat from increasing distances. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित).—p. p.

1) Striven, tried, struggled.

2) Examined, investigated.

3) Misdone, done foolishly.

-tam 1 An act, a deed; न हि मे शृण्चतस्तृप्तिरस्ति तेषां विचेष्टितम् (na hi me śṛṇcatastṛptirasti teṣāṃ viceṣṭitam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.16.6.

2) Effort, movement, undertaking, enterprise.

3) Gesture.

4) Working, sensation, play; किमपि चेदमनङ्गविचेष्टितम् (kimapi cedamanaṅgaviceṣṭitam) V.2.9.

5) Machination.

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

Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Investigated, ascertained, inquired into or looked after. 2. Struggled. 3. Inconsiderate, ill-judged. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Evil or malicious act. 2. Exertion, effort. 3. Machination. E. vi before, ceṣṭita sought.

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

Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित).—[neuter] = [preceding]

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

1) Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित):—[=vi-ceṣṭita] [from vi-ceṣṭ] mfn. struggled, striven, exerted etc.

2) [v.s. ...] effected, produced, [Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] investigated, inquired into, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] unconsidered, ill-judged, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] n. motion (of the body), gesture, [Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] action, exertion, conduct, behaviour, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] evil or malicious act, machination, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित):—[vi-ceṣṭita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Investigated, ascertained; inconsiderate. n. Effort; malicious act.

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

Viceṣṭita (विचेष्टित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viciṭṭhia.

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Viceshtita 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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