Visara, Visāra, Vishara, Viśara: 10 definitions


Visara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Viśara can be transliterated into English as Visara or Vishara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (h)

Visāra (विसार) refers to the first of ten avatars (daśāvatāra) of Lord Viṣṇu corresponding to Matsya, as described by Vāsudeva in his Vṛttagajendramokṣa verse 104. All the incarnations have been described with their respective contexts in 10 different verses in 10 different metres; Visāra has been described in the Sragviṇī metre.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Visāra, (fr. vi+sṛ) spreading, diffusion, scattering DhsA. 118. (Page 640)

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Visara, (vi+sara) a multitude DA. I, 40. (Page 639)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viṣāra (विषार).—m (S) Venomous or poisonous quality (of serpents, drugs &c.) 2 Affection or affectedness by poison. v .

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visara (विसर).—m (vismaraṇa S) Forgotten state, oblivion. Forgetfulness, badness of memory. 3 Loss of memory or remembrance of. v paḍa, hō. visarīṃ pāḍaṇēṃ To cause to forget; to blind, lull, beguile, put to sleep. Also visara pāḍaṇēṃ with in. con. visara paḍaṇēṃ g. of s. To be forgotten.

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visāra (विसार) [or रा, rā].—m (Or isāra) Earnest-money.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

viṣāra (विषार).—m Poisonous quality; affectedness by poison.

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visara (विसर).—m Forgotten state; loss of memory. visara paḍaṇēṃ Be forgotten.

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visāra (विसार) [-rā, -रा].—m Earnest-money.

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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśara (विशर).—

1) Splitting, bursting.

2) Slaughter, killing, destruction.

Derivable forms: viśaraḥ (विशरः).

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Viṣāra (विषार).—A snake.

Derivable forms: viṣāraḥ (विषारः).

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Visara (विसर).—

1) Going forth.

2) Spreading, extending.

3) Crowd, multitude, herd, flock.

4) A large quantity, heap; घर्माम्भोविसरविवर्तनैरिदानीम् (gharmāmbhovisaravivartanairidānīm) Māl.1.37.

Derivable forms: visaraḥ (विसरः).

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Visāra (विसार).—1 Spreading out, expansion, diffusion.

2) Creeping, gliding.

3) A fish.

-ram 1 Wood.

2) Timber.

-rī The region of the winds.

Derivable forms: visāraḥ (विसारः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Viśāra (विशार).—m. or nt., a high number: Gv 106.1 (read viśāla?); not in parallels.

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Visara (विसर).—m. Mvy 7718, or nt., a high number, = Tibetan ḥphro yas: °ram Mvy 7844 (cited from Gv); Gv 105.23; 133.5.

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

Viśara (विशर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Killing, slaying, slaughter. 2. Bursting. E. vi before śṛ to injure to kill, aff. ac; also with lyuṭ aff. viśaraṇa n. (-ṇaṃ) .

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Viṣāra (विषार).—m.

(-raḥ) A snake. E. viṣa poison, to go, aff. ac .

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Visara (विसर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A multitude, an assemblage, a flock, a herd, a crowd, 2. Spreading, going forth or abroad. E. vi before sṛ to go, aff. ap .

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Visāra (विसार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A fish. 2. Going smoothly, creeping, gliding. n.

(-raṃ) Wood, timber. f. (-rī) The region of the winds. E. vi before sṛ to go, and ghañ or ṇa aff.; or vi priv., and sāra pith.

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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. 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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