शिष्ट

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit शिष्ट (śiṣṭá). Doublet of सीठा (sīṭhā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

शिष्ट (śiṣṭ)

  1. left over, remaining
    Synonyms: बाकी (bākī), शेष (śeṣ), बचा हुआ (bacā huā)
  2. well behaved, polite
  3. elegant, suave
  4. genteel, courteous

Sanskrit[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /ɕiʂ.ʈɐ́/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɕiʂ.ʈɐ/
  • Etymology 1[edit]

    From Proto-Indo-Aryan *śiṣṭás (left over), from *śiṣ- (to remain). Compare Mari šište (beeswax), Mordvin šta (beeswax), inherited from a Proto-Indo-Aryan borrowing.

    Adjective[edit]

    शिष्ट (śiṣṭá)

    1. left, remaining, escaped, residual (often at the end of a compound)
      नलशिष्ट (nala-śiṣṭá)having only the stem left

    Noun[edit]

    शिष्ट (śiṣṭán

    1. anything that remains or is left, remains, remnant

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Past passive participle of शास् (śās, to teach).

    Adjective[edit]

    शिष्ट (śiṣṭá)

    1. taught, directed, ordered, commanded (applied to persons and things)
    2. disciplined, cultured, educated, learned, wise (m. a learned or well-educated or wise man)
    3. eminent, superior

    Noun[edit]

    शिष्ट (śiṣṭám

    1. chief
    2. courtier, counsellor
    3. learned or well-educated or wise man

    Noun[edit]

    शिष्ट (śiṣṭán

    1. precept, rule

    References[edit]

    • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 1069