Vishana, Visana, Visāṇa, Viṣāṇa, Visānā, Viśana: 11 definitions


Vishana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Viṣāṇa and Viśana can be transliterated into English as Visana or Vishana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Viṣāṇa (विषाण) (viṣāṇā?) in the Atharvaveda and later denotes an animal’s ‘horn’.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The name given to the kingdom (rajadhani) over which Kuvera rules; hence his name, Vessavana.

D.iii.201; DA.iii.967;; SNA.i.369.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

visāṇa : (nt.) a horn.

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

Visāṇa, (nt.) (cp. Sk. viṣāṇa) 1. the horn of an animal (as cow, ox, deer, rhinoceros) Vin. I, 191; A. II, 207; IV, 376; Sn. 35 (khagga°, q. v.), 309; Pug. 56 (miga°); Ap 50 (usabha°); J. I, 505; Miln. 103.—2. (also as m.) the tusks of an elephant J. III, 184; V, 41, 48.

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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

viṣāṇa (विषाण).—m n S A horn. 2 A tusk or fang.

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visaṇa (विसण).—n (viśamana S) Cold water poured into hot water to reduce its temperature.

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visāṇa (विसाण).—n (viśamana S) Cold water poured into hot water to reduce its temperature.

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

viṣāṇa (विषाण).—m n A horn; a tusk.

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visaṇa (विसण).—n Cold water poured into hot water to reduce its temperature.

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visāṇa (विसाण).—See visaṇa.

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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

Viśana (विशन).—Entering, entrance into.

Derivable forms: viśanam (विशनम्).

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Viṣāṇa (विषाण).—[viṣ-bā° kānac]

1) A horn; साहित्यसंगीतकलाविहीनः साक्षात् पशुः पृच्छविषाणहीनः (sāhityasaṃgītakalāvihīnaḥ sākṣāt paśuḥ pṛcchaviṣāṇahīnaḥ) Bh.2.12; कदाचिदपि पर्यटञ् शशविषाणमासादयेत् (kadācidapi paryaṭañ śaśaviṣāṇamāsādayet) 2.5.

2) The tusk of an elephant or boar; केचिद्भिन्ना विषाणाग्रैः (kecidbhinnā viṣāṇāgraiḥ) Mb.6.94.35; तप्तानामुपदधिरे विषाणभिन्नाः प्रह्लादं सुरकरिणां घनाः क्षरन्तः (taptānāmupadadhire viṣāṇabhinnāḥ prahlādaṃ surakariṇāṃ ghanāḥ kṣarantaḥ) Ki.7. 13; Śi.1.6; Bhāg.1.43.15.

3) A horn (wind instrument).

4) The claws (of a crab).

5) A peak, top.

6) The nipple, (tip of the breast).

7) The chief or best of the kind.

8) A sword or kinfe.

Derivable forms: viṣāṇaḥ (विषाणः), viṣāṇam (विषाणम्).

See also (synonyms): viṣāṇī.

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

Viṣāṇa (विषाण).—Subst. mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇī-ṇaṃ) 1. The horn of an animal. 2. The tusks of an elephant. 3. The tusk or fang of the boar. f. (-ṇī) 1. A plant, the fruit of which is compared to the horn of a ram, &c. commonly Mesa Sringi. 2. A medicinal root: see kṣīrakākolī. n.

(-ṇaṃ) A sort of Costus, (C. speciosus.) E. vi before as to be, cānaś aff.; the initial of the radical rejected, and sa changed to ṣa; otherwise, vi before ṣaṇ to serve, aff. ghañ; or viṣa vā-kānac .

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

Viṣāṇa (विषाण).—i. e. vi-so + ana, m. (f. ṇī), and n. 1. The horn of an animal, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 5; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 311. 2. The tusks of an elephant or boar, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 46, 24; [Draupadīpramātha] 8, 21. Ii. f. ṇī, The name of two plants. Iii. n. Costus speciosus.

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

Viśana (विशन).—[neuter] entering, penetrating (—°).

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Viṣāṇa (विषाण).—[neuter] (old also ā [feminine]) horn (adj. —° [feminine] ā & ī), tusk (of an elephant or Ganeśa), claw (of a crab), nipple; point i.[grammar]

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

1) Viśana (विशन):—[from viś] n. (ifc.) entering, entrance into, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) Viṣāṇa (विषाण):—1. viṣāṇa n. (for 2. See under vi-√ṣo, [from] which 1. may perhaps also come; in older language also f(ā). and [according to] to [gana] ardhar-cādi, also m.; ifc. ā or ī) a horn, the horn of any animal, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (cf. kharī-, śaśa-v)

3) a horn (wind-instrument), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) the tusk (of an elephant or of a boar or of Gaṇeśa), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

5) the claws (of a crab), [Pañcatantra]

6) a peak, top, point, summit, [ṢaḍvBr.; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

7) the horn-like tuft on Śiva’s head, [Mahābhārata]

8) the tip of the breast, nipple, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) the chief or best of a class or kind (cf. -bhūta; dhī-v = ‘acuteness of intellect, sagacity’), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

10) a sword or knife, [Rāmāyaṇa] ([varia lectio] kṛpāṇa)

11) [=vi-ṣāṇa] [from vi-ṣo] 2. vi-ṣāṇa n. (for 1. See p. 997, col. 3) discharging (a fluid), [Ṛg-veda v, 44, 11.]

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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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