Vimshati, Viṃśati: 6 definitions



Vimshati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Viṃśati can be transliterated into English as Vimsati or Vimshati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viṃśati (विंशति).—a S Twenty.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṃśati (विंशति).—f.

1) Twenty, a score.

2) A particular form of military array (vyūha); ते विंशतिपदे यत्ताः संप्रहारं प्रचक्रिरे (te viṃśatipade yattāḥ saṃprahāraṃ pracakrire) Mb.7.36.13.

Derivable forms: viṃśatiḥ (विंशतिः).

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

Viṃśati (विंशति).—Always f. sing.

(-tiḥ) Twenty, a score. du. (-tī) Two twenties. plu.

(-tayaḥ) Many twenties.

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

Viṃśati (विंशति).—i. e. dvi-daśant (original form of daśan), + i, card. num. f. Twenty, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 33.

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

Viṃśati (विंशति).—[feminine] twenty.

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

1) Viṃśati (विंशति):—f. ([probably] for dvi-daśati, ‘two decades’) twenty, a score (with a noun either in genitive or in apposition, e.g. viṃśatir ghaṭānām, ‘20 jars’; viṃśatyā haribhiḥ, ‘with 20 horses’), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) a [particular] form of military array (= vyūha), [Mahābhārata] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

3) m. Name of a son of Ikṣvāku, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) cf. [Greek] ϝίκατι, εἴκοσι; [Latin] viginti.

context information

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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