Vishuci, Viṣūci, Visūcī: 9 definitions


Vishuci means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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 Viṣūci can be transliterated into English as Visuci or Vishuci, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vishuchi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viṣūci (विषूचि).—Queen of Viraja, and mother of a hundred sons and one daughter.1 Mother of Viṣvaksena.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 15.
  • 2) Ib. VIII. 13. 23.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Visūcī (विसूची) refers to “cholera” and is caused by āmājīrṇa type of indigestion (ajīrṇa), as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “in visūcī disease, vāyu (wind), vehementhy in excess, due to indigestion, gives rise to pricking sensation all over the body. Those who are acquainted with the principles of hygiene and medicine and follow them strictly are rarely attacked with this disease (except by infection). The victims of this disease are generally those persons who cannot control their desire and are greedy.”.

Symptoms of visūcī:—“loss of consciousness, severe movement of the bowels, vomiting, thirst, pain resembling colic in the abdomen, giddiness, cramps in the hands and the feet, yawning, sensation of heat, discolouration, shivering, and pain in the breast and the head”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣūci (विषूचि).—Mind (manas); अन्तःपुरं च हृदयं विषूचिर्मन उच्यते (antaḥpuraṃ ca hṛdayaṃ viṣūcirmana ucyate) Bhāgavata 4.29.16.

Derivable forms: viṣūciḥ (विषूचिः).

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Visūcī (विसूची).—Cholera; सूचीभिरिव गात्राणि तुदन् संतिष्ठतेऽनिलः । यस्याजीर्णेन सा वैद्यैर्विसूचीति निगद्यते (sūcībhiriva gātrāṇi tudan saṃtiṣṭhate'nilaḥ | yasyājīrṇena sā vaidyairvisūcīti nigadyate) Bhāva P.

See also (synonyms): visūcikā.

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

Viṣūcī (विषूची).—v. viṣvañc.

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

1) Viṣūci (विषूचि):—[from viṣu] m. or f. = manas, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Viṣūcī (विषूची):—[from viṣu] a f. See under viṣvañc, [column]2.

3) [from viṣvañc > viṣu] b f. the cholera (= viṣūcikā q.v.), [Suśruta; Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

4) Visūcī (विसूची):—[=vi-sūcī] [from vi-sūcana] [wrong reading] for vi-ṣ.

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

Viṣuci (विषुचि):—(ciḥ) 2. m. The mind.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishuci 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

Viṣūci (ವಿಷೂಚಿ):—[noun] a disease characterised by frequent vomits and loose discharge or evacuation of bowels.

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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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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Viṣūci (விஷூசி) noun < viṣūcī. Cholera; விஷபேதி. [vishapethi.] Local usage

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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