Vidyota, Vidyotā: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vidyota (विद्योत).—The son born to Sage Dharma, by his wife Lambā, the daughter of Dakṣa. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 6).

2) Vidyotā (विद्योता).—A celestial maid of Alakāpurī. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 19, Stanza 45, that Vidyotā took part in the dance performed in honour of Aṣṭāvakra, the hermit.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vidyota (विद्योत).—A son of Lambā and Dharma. Father of Stanayitnus (clouds).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 5.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidyota (विद्योत).—a. Flashing, glittering; मेघश्यामः कनकपरिधिः कर्णविद्योतविद्युत् (meghaśyāmaḥ kanakaparidhiḥ karṇavidyotavidyut) Bhāgavata 8.7.17.

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

Vidyota (विद्योत).—[adjective] & [masculine] flashing, glittering.

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

1) Vidyota (विद्योत):—[=vi-dyota] [from vi-dyut] mfn. flashing, glittering, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a flash of light, lightning, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Dharma and Lambā (father of Stanayitnu, ‘the Thunder’), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) Vidyotā (विद्योता):—[=vi-dyotā] [from vi-dyota > vi-dyut] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata]

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

Vidyota (विद्योत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vijjao.

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Vidyota 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

Vidyōta (ವಿದ್ಯೋತ):—[adjective] shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling; splendid.

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Vidyōta (ವಿದ್ಯೋತ):—

1) [noun] light; brightness; brilliance.

2) [noun] brilliant display; spledid show.

3) [noun] favourable reputation; fame; renown.

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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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