By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Ilisah, IlIZaH, Ilishah
Ilīśaḥ is a masculine form.
Ilīśaḥ is derived from "ilanti apsu drutaṁ gacchantīti ela drutagāmino matsyāḥ teṣām īśaḥ" which means 'The king of ilas is a kind of fish which moves rapidly in water.
Perspectives of Rishis and Purānas
As per śabdaratnāvalī
It is a kind of fish.
As per Vaidyakadravyaguṇa
- Cures deficiency of bile
- Cures phlegm abnormalities
- Slows digestion
As per UdbhaṭaIlīśah according to him is:
“ilīśa excels nectar; vācā is beyond words; Rohita is said to be good for us; Madgura is dear to my guru”.</ref>
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu