Vishirna, Viśīrṇa: 12 definitions


Vishirna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Viśīrṇa can be transliterated into English as Visirna or Vishirna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण):—Decaying

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण) refers to “(being) shattered”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Kumāra (Kārttikeya) fought with Tāraka-Asura: “[...] Possessing the brilliance of Śiva, Kumāra with his spear struck Tāraka who had harrassed the worlds. Immediately the Asura Tāraka the ruler of the hosts of Asuras, although very heroic, fell on the ground with all his limbs shattered (viśīrṇa). The great warrior Tāraka was slain by Kumāra. O sage, even as all were looking on, he passed away. [...]”. 

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Viśīrṇa.—wearing out, worn out part of a building; cf. bhagna- viśīrṇa-samāracana (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 144). Note: viśīrṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण).—p S That has lost the cohesion or connection of its parts; that is fallen or falling into pieces; rotten, corrupt, slackened, shattered, shivered, smashed.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण).—p. p.

1) Shattered, broken to pieces; दधति विदार्य विशीर्णशुष्कदेहाः (dadhati vidārya viśīrṇaśuṣkadehāḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.15.

2) Decayed, withered.

3) Dropped or fallen down; स्वयं विशीर्णद्रुमपर्णवृत्तिता (svayaṃ viśīrṇadrumaparṇavṛttitā) Kumārasambhava 5.28.

4) Shrunk, shrivelled.

5) Impaired, wasted, spoiled.

6) Squandered (as a treasure).

7) Rubbed off (as unguent).

8) Frustrated (as an enterprise).

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

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) 1. Dry, dried up, withered, decayed. 2. Wasted, impaired. 3. Shattered. 4. Shrunk, shrivelled. E. vi before śṝ to injure, kta aff.

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

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण).—[adjective] broken, torn, scattered, decayed, wasted, destroyed; [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण):—[=vi-śīrṇa] a etc. See under vi-√śṝ.

2) [=vi-śīrṇa] [from vi-śṝ] b mfn. broken, shattered etc.

3) [v.s. ...] scattered, dispersed (as an army), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] fallen out (as teeth), [Kāvya literature]

5) [v.s. ...] squandered (as a treasure), [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] rubbed off (as unguent), [Gāruḍa-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] frustrated (as an enterprise), [Śāntiśataka]

8) [v.s. ...] destroyed (as a town), [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण):—[vi-śīrṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a. Dried up; wasted.

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

Viśīrṇa (विशीर्ण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Visīiya.

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Vishirna 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viśīrṇa (ವಿಶೀರ್ಣ):—[adjective] broken into small pieces; shattered.

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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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