Vibhasha, aka: Vibhāṣā, Vibhāsa, Vibhasa; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Vibhāṣā can be transliterated into English as Vibhasa or Vibhasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


1a) Vibhāsa (विभास).—A Yāmadeva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 92; Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 6.

1b) A Vaṃśavartin god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 30.

1c) One of the twenty Amitābha gaṇas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Vibhāṣā is a term meaning 'compendium', 'treatise' or simply 'explanation', derived from vi + √bhaṣ, 'to speak' or 'to explain'.

Also see: Mahāvibhāṣa;

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

vibhāṣā (विभाषा).—f S An alternative.

--- OR ---

vibhāsa (विभास).—m S A Rag or musical mode. See rāga.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vibhaṣa (विभष).—m Grandeur, glory, majesty.

--- OR ---

vibhāṣā (विभाषा).—f Alternative.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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