Vishvas, Viśvas: 3 definitions

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Vishvas 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 Viśvas can be transliterated into English as Visvas or Vishvas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvas (विश्वस्).—2 P.

1) To confide in, trust, rely on, place confidence in (usually with loc.); पुंसि विश्वसिति कुत्र कुमारी (puṃsi viśvasiti kutra kumārī) N.5.11; न जानामि केनापि कारणेनापहस्तितसकलसखीजनं त्वयि विश्वसिति मे हृदयम् (na jānāmi kenāpi kāraṇenāpahastitasakalasakhījanaṃ tvayi viśvasiti me hṛdayam) K.233; Ku.5.15; (sometimes with gen. also).

2) To rest secure, be fearless or confident; विशश्वसे पक्षिगणैः समन्तात् (viśaśvase pakṣigaṇaiḥ samantāt) Bk.2.25. -Caus. To cause to believe, inspire confidence in; ऋते क्रौर्यात् समायातो मां विश्वासयितुं नु किम् (ṛte krauryāt samāyāto māṃ viśvāsayituṃ nu kim) Bk.8.15; Pt.1.192.

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

Viśvas (विश्वस्).—have confidence, be fearless, trust in ([locative], [genetive], or [accusative]). [Causative] inspire confidence ([accusative]).

Viśvas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and śvas (श्वस्).

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

Viśvas (विश्वस्):—[=vi-√śvas] [Parasmaipada] -śvasiti ([Epic] also -śvasati, te), to draw breath freely, be free from fear or apprehension, be trustful or confident, trust or confide in, rely or depend on ([accusative] [genitive case], or [locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.:

—[Causal] -śvāsayati, to cause to trust, inspire with confidence, console, comfort, encourage, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra] etc.:

—[Desiderative] of [Causal] -śiśvāsayiṣati, to wish to inspire confidence or to encourage, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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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. 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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