Vishvaci, Viśvāci, Visvacī, Visvaci, Viśvācī, Viśvaci: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Viśvāci and Viśvācī and Viśvaci can be transliterated into English as Visvaci or Vishvaci, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Vishvachi.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Viśvācī (विश्वाची).—A celestial maid. She is one of the prominent celestial maids such as Urvaśī and others. Once King Yayāti played with Viśvācī. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Stanza 65, that Viśvācī had attended the birth festival of Arjuna and sang some songs. Her duty is to stay in the palace of Kubera and serve him. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 10, Stanza 11).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Viśvāci (विश्वाचि).—An Apsaras, coupled with Pūrvaciti: with her Yayāti enjoyed in Vaibhrāja nandana: Danced at the appearance of Śrī from the milk-ocean; went with Māyā to counteract Bhaṇḍa's imperialism;1 with the Śarat sun;2 in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu;3 resides in the sun's chariot in Kārtika.4
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 15; 68. 70; IV. 9. 78; 12. 25; 33. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 49. 93. 69. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 10. 20.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 13.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 161. 74.
- 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 12.
2) Visvacī (विस्वची).—An Apsaras with the sun in the śarat.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 13.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Viśvaci (विश्वचि) refers to “brachial neuralgia” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning viśvaci] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Viśvācī (विश्वाची).—Paralysis of the arms and the back.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśvācī (विश्वाची).—f. (-cī) One of the Apsaras or courtezans of Swarga. E. viśvamañcati anc-kvip .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśvācī (विश्वाची).—i. e. viśva-añc + ī, f. The name of an Apsaras, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 50, 22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśvācī (विश्वाची).—[feminine] common, universal.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Viśvācī (विश्वाची):—[from viśva] f. ([from] viśva + 2. añc) universal, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] f. paralysis of the arms and the back, [Suśruta]
3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] personification, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśvācī (विश्वाची):—(cī) 3. f. One of the Apsaras or courtezans of heaven.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
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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