Dipali, Dipa-ali, Dīpāli, Dīpālī: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīpāli (दीपालि) or Dīpālī (दीपाली).—

1) a row of lights, nocturnal illumination.;

2) particularly, the festival called Diwali held on the night of new moon in आश्विन (āśvina).

Derivable forms: dīpāliḥ (दीपालिः).

Dīpāli is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīpa and āli (आलि). See also (synonyms): dīpāvalī, dīpotsava.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīpālī (दीपाली).—f. (-lī) 1. The day of new moon in the month Aswin or Kartik, (September-October,) a festival with nocturnal illuminations in honor of Kartikeya; the Diwali, as it usually termed. 2. A row or range of lamps. E. dīpa a lamp, and ālī a line; also dīpāvalī the same.

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

Dīpālī (दीपाली):—[from dīpa > dīp] f. ‘a row of l°’, a festival with illuminations on the day of new moon in the month Āśvina or Kārttika (Dīwālī), [Religious Thought and Life in India 432]

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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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