Vishikhin, Viśikhin: 1 definition


Vishikhin 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 Viśikhin can be transliterated into English as Visikhin or Vishikhin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Vishikhin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Viśikhin (विशिखिन्).—(vi-śikhin), without fire: (in a magic formula;…deve-bhyo manuṣyebhyo gandharvebhyaḥ) śikhigrahād evā (!) viśikhigrahād evā (!) Ānandasyāgamanāya…juhomi Divyāvadāna 612.19; so printed; read surely śikhigrahā devā viśikhigrahā devā(ḥ); these are vocs. pl.; śikhi- = fire, viśikhi- = fireless, without fire; does graha mean planet ? cup? seizure? or what? At any rate, some ‘gods’ are addressed.

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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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