Arupin, Arūpin: 9 definitions



Arupin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Arūpin (अरूपिन्) or Arūpī refers to the “one who has no form”, and represents an epithet of Goddess Durgā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.11. Accordingly as Brahmā said to Nārada:—“[...] O Brahmin, best of my sons, listen attentively to what I did when the lord Viṣṇu went away. I began a continuous laudatory prayer of the Goddess Durgā, [...] I salute the Goddess who is omnipresent, eternal, for whom there is no support, who is never distressed, who is the mother of the three deities, who is the grossest of the gross (sthūlāsthūla) and yet has no form (arūpin)”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Arūpin, (adj.) (a + rūpin) = arūpa; D. I, 31 (arūpī attā hoti: see DA. I, 119), 195; III, 111, 139; It. 87 (rūpino va arūpino va sattā). (Page 78)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arūpin (अरूपिन्).—a. Shapeless, formless; वाधायासुरसैन्यानामप्रमेयानरूपिणः (vādhāyāsurasainyānāmaprameyānarūpiṇaḥ) Rām.1.21.16.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Arūpin (अरूपिन्).—adj. (= ārūpya, adj., °pyāvacara, arūpā- vacara), formless: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 45.7 °piṇaś ca devā(ḥ). (Pali arūpin, not in this sense).

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Ārūpin (आरूपिन्).—adj. (from ārūpa, q.v., plus -in), (something) characterized by formlessness: catvāra ārūpinaḥ skandhā(ḥ) Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 113.9; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 382.(15—)16 (tat kiṃ manyase) subhūte ārūpi bodhisattva iti, so what think you, S. ? is a Bodhi- sattva something characterized by formlessness?

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

Arūpin (अरूपिन्).—adj. without shape, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 23, 15.

Arūpin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and rūpin (रूपिन्).

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

Arūpin (अरूपिन्):—[=a-rūpin] [from a-rūpa] mfn. shapeless, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 23, 15.]

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

Arūpin (अरूपिन्):—[(pī-piṇī-pi) a.] Shapeless.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Arūpin (अरूपिन्):—(3. a + rū) adj. gestaltlos [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 23, 15.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Arūpin (अरूपिन्):—Adj. gestaltlos , unkörperlich [Kaṇāda’s Vaiśeṣikadarśana 4,1,12.]

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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 (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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