Vijigisha, Vijigīṣā: 9 definitions


Vijigisha 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 Vijigīṣā can be transliterated into English as Vijigisa or Vijigisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vijigisha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा) refers to “desiring to gain the upper hand” (in battle), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with Kārttikeya: “[...] Both appeared to possess plenty of practice. Both had the desire to gain the upper hand (vijigīṣā). Both fought on foot, had wonderful forms and features and were equally courageous. With massive heaps of fatal missiles they hit each other. They had various ways of attack. They roared. They exhibited their all exploits. The onlookers, the gods, the Gandharvas and the Kinnaras were much surprised. They did not speak anything there. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा).—

1) Desire to conquer or overcome; भुवनविजिगीषोद्यते देवे कुसुमधन्वनि (bhuvanavijigīṣodyate deve kusumadhanvani) Daśakumāracarita 2.3.

2) Desire to surpass, emulation, competition, ambition.

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

Vijigīṣa (विजिगीष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Desirous of victory, emulative, anxious to overcome or conquer, &c. E. vi before, ji to conquer, in the desiderative form, aff. ac .

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Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा).—f.

(-ṣā) Competition, emulation, wish to surpass, or subdue. E. ji to conquer, with vi prefixed, desid. v., aṅ, and ṭāp affs.

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

Vijigīṣa (विजिगीष).—i. e. vi-jigīṣa, desider. of ji, + a, adj. Desirous of conquering, emulative.

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Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा).—i. e. vi-jigīṣa + ā (see the last), f. Wish to surpass, emulation.

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

Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा).—[feminine] desire to overcome or to conquer; adj. ṣin or ṣu.

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

1) Vijigīṣa (विजिगीष):—[=vi-jigīṣa] [from vi-ji] mfn. ([from] [Desiderative]) desirous of victory, emulous, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा):—[=vi-jigīṣā] [from vi-jigīṣa > vi-ji] f. desire to conquer or overcome or subdue ([accusative] [dative case], or [compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Kathāsaritsāgara] (ṣā-vat mfn. [Nīlakaṇṭha] or ṣin [Mahābhārata] mfn. desirous to conquer or overcome; ṣā-vivarjita mfn. devoid of ambition, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]; ṣīya mfn. [gana] utkarādi).

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

1) Vijigīṣa (विजिगीष):—[vi-jigīṣa] (ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) a. Desirous of victory; emulative, ambitious.

2) Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा):—[vi-jigīṣā] (ṣā) 1. f. Wish to conquer; emulation.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vijigisha 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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vijigisha in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vijigīṣā (विजिगीषा):—n. 1. desire to conquer or overcome; 2. desire to surpass; emulation; competition; ambition;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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