Vishishta, aka: Viśiṣṭa; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Viśiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Visista or Vishishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Sanskrit noun (mfn.): distinguished, distinct, particular, peculiar.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Marathi-English dictionary

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viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—a S Endowed or invested with some distinguishing and particularizing property or adjunct; having as an attribute or accident and standing distinguished by it. 2 Possessed of or having generally; having as inherent, appertaining, appended, attached &c. Ex. ghaṭaviśiṣṭabhūtala, jalavi- śiṣṭapātra, antaḥkaraṇaviśiṣṭacaitanya, hastapādādyavayavavi- śiṣṭadēha, śikhāviśiṣṭahindū; avāntara padāñcē artha samajalē mhaṇajē viśiṣṭavākyācā artha dhyānānta yētō. 3 Particular, singular, extraordinary.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—a Having as an attribute. Poss- essed of; particular.

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

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Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—p. p.

1) Distinguished, distinct.

2) Particular, special, peculiar, distinctive.

3) Characterized by, endowed with, possessed of, having.

4) Superior, best (of all), eminent, excellent, choice; विविष्टानि स्वकर्मसु (viviṣṭāni svakarmasu) Ms.1.8; विशिष्टाया विशेषेण संगमो गुणवान् भवेत् (viśiṣṭāyā viśeṣeṇa saṃgamo guṇavān bhavet) Mb.

-ṣṭaḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—(1) m. or nt., a high number: m. Mvy 7735; nt. Mvy 7863, cited from Gv 133.11; = Tibetan bstan (brtan) yas; in Gv 106.1 vimṛṣṭa (sya, gen.), by error (m for ś, graphic); (2) m., n. of a Bodhisattva: Gv 442.18.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
context information

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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