Visara, Visāra, Vishara, Viśara: 16 definitions

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Visara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 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) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 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: Gaṇḍavyūha 106.1 (read viśāla?); not in parallels.

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

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

Viśara (विशर).—i. e. vi-śṛ10 + a, m. Killing.

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Visara (विसर).—i. e. vi-sṛ + a, m. 1. Spreading, Kāvya [prologue.] 79, 9. 2. A multitude, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 23, 14.

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Visāra (विसार).—i. e. vi-sṛ + a, I. m. 1. Going smoothly, gliding. 2. Expansion, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 1, 19. 3. A fish. Ii. n. A wood. Iii. f. , The region of the winds.

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

Viśara (विशर).—[adjective] tearing asunder; [masculine] a cert. disease.

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Visara (विसर).—[masculine] plenty, abundance.

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Visāra (विसार).—[masculine] extending, diffusing, dissolving.

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

1) Viśara (विशर):—[=vi-śara] a 2. vi-śaraṇa etc. See under vi-√śṝ.

2) [=vi-śara] [from vi-śṝ] b mfn. tearing asunder, rending, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of disease, [Atharva-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] killing, slaughter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Viṣāra (विषार):—[from viṣ] m. a venomous snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Visara (विसर):—[=vi-sara] a vi-sāra See below.

7) [=vi-sara] [from vi-sṛ] b m. going forth or in various directions, spreading, extension, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a multitude, quantity, plenty, abundance, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

9) [v.s. ...] a [particular] high number, [Buddhist literature]

10) [v.s. ...] bitterness, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] mfn. bitter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Visāra (विसार):—[=vi-sāra] [from vi-sṛ] m. spreading, extension, diffusion, [Ṛg-veda; Nalôd.]

13) [v.s. ...] a fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] n. a wood, timber, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

1) Viśara (विशर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Killing, slaughter.

2) Viṣāra (विषार):—(raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

3) Visara (विसर):—[vi-sara] (raḥ) 1. m. A multitude; spreading.

4) Visāra (विसार):—[vi-sāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A fish; gliding motion. f. Region of the wind. n. Wood.

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

Visara (विसर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Visara, Visarā, Visāra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Visara 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Visāra (विसार):—(nm) diffusion.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Visara (विसर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Visṛj.

2) Visara (विसर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Visṛ.

3) Visara (विसर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vismṛ.

4) Visara (विसर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Visara.

5) Visarā (विसरा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Visarā.

6) Visāra (विसार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Visāra.

7) Visāra (विसार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Visāra.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viśara (ವಿಶರ):—[noun] the act or an instance of killing (illegally); slaughter.

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Visara (ವಿಸರ):—

1) [noun] the space or degree to which a thing extends; length, area, volume or scope; extent.

2) [noun] a great number of people gathered together or things, animals brought together; a crowd; a throng; a multitude.

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Visāra (ವಿಸಾರ):—

1) [noun] a spreading; extension; diffusion.

2) [noun] the act of flowing.

3) [noun] a fish.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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