Vishuci, Viṣūci, Visūcī: 7 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vishuci means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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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) Bhāg.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.

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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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