Vidish, Vidiś: 7 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Vidiś can be transliterated into English as Vidis or Vidish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vidiś (विदिश्) refers to the “four intermediate directions” and forms part of the “ten directions” (diś) according to an appendix included in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). It is known in Pali as vidisā or anudisā, in Tibetan as phyogs-ḥtsham and in Chinese as wei.

The four intermediate directions (vidiś) are:

  1. uttara-pūrvā (north-east),
  2. pūrva-dakṣiṇā (south-west),
  3. dakṣiṇa-paścimā (south-east),
  4. paścima-uttarā (north-west).
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidiś (विदिश्).—f. An intermediate point of the compass.

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

Vidiś (विदिश्).—f. an intermediate point of the compass.

Vidiś is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and diś (दिश्).

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

Vidiś (विदिश्).—[feminine] intermediate region (north-east etc.).

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

1) Vidiś (विदिश्):—[=vi-diś] [from vi] a f. an intermediate point of the compass (as south east), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. going into different quarters or regions, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [=vi-diś] b etc. See p. 950, col. 3.

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

Vidiś (विदिश्):—[vi-diś] (k) 5. f. An intermediate point of the compass.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vidish 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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