Vishish, Viśiṣ, Vishis: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Viśiṣ can be transliterated into English as Visis or Vishish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśiṣ (विशिष्).—7 P.

1) To particularize, individualize, specify, define.

2) To distinguish, discriminate.

3) To aggravate, heighten, enhance, intensify; पुनरकाण्डविवर्तनदारुणो विधिरहो विशिनष्टि मनोरुजम् (punarakāṇḍavivartanadāruṇo vidhiraho viśinaṣṭi manorujam) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 4.7; Uttararāmacarita 4.15.

4) To surpass, excel; विशेषको वा विशिशेष यस्याः श्रियं त्रिलोकीतिलकः स एव (viśeṣako vā viśiśeṣa yasyāḥ śriyaṃ trilokītilakaḥ sa eva) Śiśupālavadha 3.63. -Pass.

1) To be different from; स्वदेहान्न व्यशिष्यत (svadehānna vyaśiṣyata) R.17.62.

2) To be better or higher than, surpass, excel, be preferable or superior to (often with abl.); तस्माद् दुर्गं विशिष्यते (tasmād durgaṃ viśiṣyate) H.3.5; Mv.7.39; मौनात् सत्यं विशिष्यते (maunāt satyaṃ viśiṣyate) Manusmṛti 2.83;3.23; (also with instr. and gen.); सर्वेषामेव दानानां ब्रह्मदानं विशिष्यते (sarveṣāmeva dānānāṃ brahmadānaṃ viśiṣyate) Manusmṛti 4.233. -Caus.

1) To distinguish, particularize.

2) To surpass, excel; मदनमपि गुणैर्विशेषयन्ती (madanamapi guṇairviśeṣayantī) Mṛcchakaṭika 4.4; M.3.5.

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

Viśis (विशिस्).—[feminine] explanation.

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Viśiṣ (विशिष्).—leave apart i.e. separate, distinguish, characterize. [Passive] be distinguished by ([instrumental]), differ from ([ablative]); be eminent among ([genetive] or [locative]), be better or more excellent than ([ablative] or [instrumental]). [Causative] distinguish, characterize; pick out, prefer; exceed, surpass ([accusative]).

Viśiṣ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and śiṣ (शिष्).

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

1) Viśis (विशिस्):—[=vi-śis] [from vi-śās] a f. ([probably]) explanation, [Atharva-veda]

2) Viśiṣ (विशिष्):—[=vi-√śiṣ] [Parasmaipada] -śinaṣṭi, to distinguish, make distinct or different, particularize, specify, define, [Sāṃkhyakārikā; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha];

2) —to distinguish (from others), prefer to ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata];

2) —to augment, enhance, [Mahābhārata] :

2) —[Passive voice] -śiṣyate, to be distinguished or particularized by ([instrumental case]), differ from ([ablative] or [instrumental case]), [Prātiśākhya; Raghuvaṃśa];

2) —to be pre-eminent, excel, be better than ([ablative] or [instrumental case]) or best among ([genitive case] or [locative case]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:

2) —[Causal] -śeṣayati, to distinguish, define, specify, [Patañjali; Kāśikā-vṛtti];

2) —to prefer, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra];

2) —to enhance the worth or value of ([accusative]), [Bhartṛhari];

2) —to surpass, excel, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.:

2) —[Passive voice] -śeṣyate, to be of much account, [Mahābhārata i, 3174] ([varia lectio])

3) Viśis (विशिस्):—[=vi-śis] b See vi-√śās, p. 990, col. 2.

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

Viśiṣ (विशिष्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Visisa.

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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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