विश्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (house, settlement). Compare Latin vīcus, Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, house), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐍃 (weihs, village, place).

Noun[edit]

विश् (viśf, m

  1. settlement, house (RV.
  2. community, people, tribe (RV., AV., VS., Br., MBh., BhP.)
  3. Vaiśya
  4. name of a sāman
  5. wealth (BhP.)
  6. entrance (L.)
  7. man, person (L.)

Noun[edit]

विश् (viśf, n

  1. feces (L.)

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0989