Vihas: 4 definitions


Vihas 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vihas (विहस्).—1 P.

1) To smile, laugh gently; किंचिद्विहस्यार्थपतिं बभाषे (kiṃcidvihasyārthapatiṃ babhāṣe) R. 2.46.

2) To laugh at, deride, ridicule; किमिति विषीदसि रोदिषि विकला विहसति युवतिसभा तव सकला (kimiti viṣīdasi rodiṣi vikalā vihasati yuvatisabhā tava sakalā) Gīt. 9; गौरीवक्त्रभ्रुकुटिरचनां या विहस्येव फेनैः (gaurīvaktrabhrukuṭiracanāṃ yā vihasyeva phenaiḥ) Meghadūta 52.

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

Vihas (विहस्).—laugh out; mock, deride ([accusative], [rarely] [genetive]).

Vihas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and has (हस्).

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

Vihas (विहस्):—[=vi-√has] [Parasmaipada] -hasati, to laugh loudly, burst out laughing, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to laugh at ([accusative], rarely [genitive case]), [Kāvya literature; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcatantra]

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

Vihas (विहस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vihasa.

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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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