Vishishta, Viśiṣṭa: 8 definitions


Vishishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 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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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: 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.

context information

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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Source: 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

Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—mfn.

(-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 .

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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