Vishishta, Viśiṣṭa, Visishta: 13 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Viśiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Visista or Vishishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Sanskrit noun (mfn.): distinguished, distinct, particular, peculiar.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—a Having as an attribute. Poss- essed of; particular.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—(1) m. or nt., a high number: m. Mahāvyutpatti 7735; nt. Mahāvyutpatti 7863, cited from Gaṇḍavyūha 133.11; = Tibetan bstan (brtan) yas; in Gaṇḍavyūha 106.1 vimṛṣṭa (sya, gen.), by error (m for ś, graphic); (2) m., name of a Bodhisattva: Gaṇḍavyūha 442.18.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Endowed with, possessed of, having inherent or attached to. 2. Excellent, superior, distinguished. 3. Especial, peculiar. 4. Having distinctive and exclusive properties. E. vi before śiṣ to tell qualities, aff. kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—[adjective] separate, distinct, marked by ([instrumental] or —°); peculiar, special; distinguished, eminent, excellent at ([instrumental] or —°), best of ([genetive]); different from i.e. better or worse than ([ablative] or —°). Abstr. tā [feminine], tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट):—[=vi-śiṣṭa] [from vi-śiṣ] mfn. distinguished, distinct, particular, peculiar, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
2) [v.s. ...] characterized by ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Vedāntasāra]
3) [v.s. ...] pre-eminent, excellent, excelling in or distinguished by ([locative case], [instrumental case] [adverb] in tas, or [compound]), chief or best among ([genitive case]), better or worse than ([ablative] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट):—[vi-śiṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. Endowed with, possessed of; characteristic, distinguished.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Visiṭṭha.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट) [Also spelled vishisht]:—(a) special, specialized, specific; particular; prominent; characteristic. typical; ~[ṣṭatā] speciality, specificity; singularity; characteristic; ~[ṣṭi] specification; ~[ṣṭīkaraṇa] specialization; ~[ṣṭīkṛta] specialized.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] distinguished; distinct.
2) [adjective] special; extraordinary.
3) [adjective] excellent; superior.
4) [adjective] entire; complete; whole.
5) [adjective] particular, with reference to a universal proposition of which it is a part.
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Viśiṣṭa (ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ):—[noun] an important man; a man of consequence.
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Visiṣṭa (ವಿಸಿಷ್ಟ):—[adjective] '(correctly, ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ [vishishta]) distinguished or different from what is ordinary or usual: distinctive, peculiar; special.'
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Visiṣṭa (ವಿಸಿಷ್ಟ):—[noun] '(correctly, ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ [vishishta]) the quality of being distinguished or different from what is ordinary or usual: speciality.'
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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Starts with (+19): Vishishta Advaita, Vishishtabuddhi, Vishishtacandra, Vishishtacarin, Vishishtacaritra, Vishishtachandra, Vishishtacharitra, Vishishtadvaitabhanjana, Vishishtadvaitabhashya, Vishishtadvaitacandrika, Vishishtadvaitanavanita, Vishishtadvaitasamarthana, Vishishtadvaitasiddhanta, Vishishtadvaitavada, Vishishtadvaitavadartha, Vishishtadvaitavadin, Vishishtadvaitavijayavada, Vishishtadvaiti, Vishishtadvayaghatitatvatika, Vishishtajnana.
Full-text (+23): Vishishtata, Viryavishishta, Vidyavishishta, Vaishishtya, Vishishtavarna, Vishishtakula, Vishishtabuddhi, Mahavishishta, Vishishta Advaita, Vishishtavaishishtyavagahivadartha, Vishishtavaishishtyabodha, Vishishtavaishishtyabodhavicara, Vishishtavaishishtyabodharahasya, Vishishtavaishishtyabodhavicararahasya, Vishishtacaritra, Vishishtacarin, Vishishtavaishishtyajnanavadartha, Vishishtatara, Vishishtatama, Vishishtalinga.
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