Dvipin, Dvipi, Dvīpi, Dvīpī, Dvīpin: 20 definitions


Dvipin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “panther”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Dvīpin is part of the sub-group named prasaha, refering to animals “who take their food by snatching”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Dvīpī (द्वीपी) is another name for “Agni” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning dvīpī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

1) Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्) refers to the Leopard (Panthera Pardus), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

2) Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्) (lit. “one having spots”) is also a synonym (another name) for the Tiger (Vyāghra).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dvīpī (द्वीपी) is another name for Citraka, a medicinal plant identified with (1) [white variety] Plumbago zeylanica Linn.; (2) [red variety] Plumbago rosea Linn. syn. or Plumbago indica Linn., both from the Plumbaginaceae or “leadwort” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.43-45 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.—The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Dvīpī and Citraka, there are a total of twenty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्)—Sanskrit word for an animal, which could mean “tiger”, “panther”, “leopard” or “ounce” (either the Snow leopard or the European/Eurasian lynx).

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्) refers to “panther” or “leopard” and is mentioned in the Atharvaveda and the Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्, “leopard”) represents an incarnation destination of the tiryaggati (animal realm) according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. If pride (abhimāna) and anger abound, they [people] take the form of a savage beast [for example], leopard (dvīpin).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्) or Dvīpinī refers to “those who live in a continent”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly [while describing the wind-circle (vāyu-cakra)]: “[...] The color [of their bodies] is the same as [the color of] the circle of [their residential] place (variegated dark blue). [...] [Every Yoginī who] dwells in the chandoha (“milking together”) [holy sites], is excellent, should be known to be [of] the Hard-to-Conquer Level, and are approved to live in the fourth continent (cātur-dvīpinī). [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Dvipi in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago scandens L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fieldiana, Botany (1966)
· Taxon (1979)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· FBI (1882)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Dvipi, for example pregnancy safety, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्).—m.

1) A tiger in general; चर्मणि द्वीपिनं हन्ति (carmaṇi dvīpinaṃ hanti); Sk. द्वीपिचर्मोत्तरासङ्गं द्विपचर्मधराम्बरम् (dvīpicarmottarāsaṅgaṃ dvipacarmadharāmbaram) Śiva. B.1.8.

2) A leopard, panther.

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

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्).—mfn. (-pī-pinī-pi) Island, islander. m. (-pī) 1. A tiger. 2. An ounce or panther. E. dvīpa an Island, ini affix; haunting the small woody islands that abound in the rivers in India, or dvīpa a tiger’s spotted skin, derived from dvi two; i to go or be, pa affix: and ini as before.

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

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्).—i. e. dvīpa + in, m. on ounce or panther, [Pañcatantra] 63, 22.

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

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्).—[masculine] panther, leopard, or elephant; [feminine] † stream, river, sea.

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

Dvīpi (द्वीपि):—[from dvīpa] in comp. = pin.

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

1) Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्):—[from dvīpa] mfn. having islands or spots like islands, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. tiger, ounce or panther, leopard, [Atharva-veda; Harivaṃśa; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्):—(pī) 5. m. A tiger; an ounce or panther. a. Island; islander.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dvīpin (द्वीपिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dīvi, Dīvia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvipin in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvīpi (ದ್ವೀಪಿ):—

1) [noun] a large, carnivorous, tawny-coloured and black-striped feline, Panthera tigris; a tiger.

2) [noun] a large, ferocious cat, Panthera pardus; a leopard.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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