Vishanin, Viṣāṇin: 8 definitions


Vishanin 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 Viṣāṇin can be transliterated into English as Visanin or Vishanin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्).—a. Having (big) horns or tusks; नाराजके जनपदे बद्धघण्टा विषाणिनः (nārājake janapade baddhaghaṇṭā viṣāṇinaḥ) (aṭanti) Rām.2.67.2. -m.

1) Any animal having horns or tusks.

2) An elephant; भग्नो निवासोऽयमिहास्य पुष्पैः सदानतो येन विषाणिनागः (bhagno nivāso'yamihāsya puṣpaiḥ sadānato yena viṣāṇināgaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 4.63; 12.77.

3) A bull.

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

Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्).—m. (-ṇī) 1. An elephant. 2. A bull. 3. Any animal with horns. f. (-ṇinī) Having tusks or horns. E. viṣāṇa a horn, ini aff.

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

Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्).—i. e. viṣāṇa + in, I. adj. 1. Having horns, Mahābhārata 6, 71. 2. Having huge tusks, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 52, 18, Seramp. Ii. m. 1. Any animal with horns. 2. A bull. 3. An elephant.

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

Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्).—[adjective] = [preceding] adj.; [masculine] elephant.

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

1) Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्):—[from viṣāṇa] mfn. having horns, horned, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (ṇi-tva n.)

2) [v.s. ...] having tusks, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant, [Harivaṃśa; Śiśupāla-vadha]

4) [v.s. ...] any horned animal, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] Trapa Bispinosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a [particular] plant growing on the Himavat (= ṛṣabha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 7] (‘holding horns in the hand’ [Sāyaṇa])

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

Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्):—(ṇī) 5. m. An elephant; a bull; any animal with horns.

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

Viṣāṇin (विषाणिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Visāṇi.

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Vishanin 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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