Vighata, Vighāta: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vighāta (विघात).—Immolation; sacrifice; destruction, as applicable to a word or part of a word or a relation of words; cf. अनेकाल्त्वस्य तदाश्रयत्वाद् वर्णा-देशस्य विधातो न भविष्यति (anekāltvasya tadāśrayatvād varṇā-deśasya vidhāto na bhaviṣyati) M.Bh. on P. I.1.50 Virt. 15; cf. also the famous Paribhasa संनिपातलक्षणो विधिरनिमित्तं तद्वि-घातस्य (saṃnipātalakṣaṇo vidhiranimittaṃ tadvi-ghātasya) Par. Sek. Pari. 85; M.Bh. on P,I.1.24 etc.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vighāta : (m.) destruction; distress; vexation; annoyance.

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

Vighāta, (vi+ghata) 1. destruction, killing, slaughter PvA. 150 (vighātaṃ āpajjati=vihaññati).—as adj. slain, beaten Pv IV. 53 (=vighātavā vihata-bala). ‹-› 2. distress, annoyance, upset of mind, trouble, vexation D. III, 249; M. I, 510; A. II, 197 sq.; IV, 161 (°pariḷāha); Sn. 814 (=ugghāta pīḷana ghaṭṭana upaddava Nd1 140=170); Th. 2, 450 (bahu° full of annoyance).—sa° connected with, or bringing vexation, with opp. free of annoyance: S. III, 8; V, 97; A. I, 202 sq.; III, 3, 429; Th. 2, 352; ThA. 242.—3. opposition M. I, 499.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vighāta (विघात).—m S Demolishing, destroying, fracturing: also demolished or destroyed state. Destroying or destruction (as of a business or scheme).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vighāta (विघात).—m Demolishing; also demolished state.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vighāta (विघात).—

1) Destruction, removing, warding off; क्रियादघानां मघवा विघातम् (kriyādaghānāṃ maghavā vighātam) Ki.3.52.

2) Killing, slaying.

3) An obstacle, impediment, interruption; opposition, prevention; क्रियाविघाताय कथं प्रवर्तसे (kriyāvighātāya kathaṃ pravartase) R.3.44; अध्वरविघात- शान्तये (adhvaravighāta- śāntaye) 11.1.

4) A blow, stroke.

5) Abandoning, leaving.

6) Failure, want of success.

Derivable forms: vighātaḥ (विघातः).

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

Vighāta (विघात).—m. (= Pali id.; Sanskrit in other mgs.), distress, trouble, adversity: ye…utpadyetsuḥ āśravā vighātā pari- dāghā…(in Pali also foll. by pariḷāha) Mv iii.338.2; esp. used of the needs of poor (‘needy’) people: vighāto me cīvareṇa…pātreṇa…glānabhaiṣajyena Śikṣ 268.7, (Bendall and Rouse, I am worried about, but it really means) I need a robe, etc., said by a monk to a wealthy patron; °ta-kṛtaṃ (dānavipratibandhahetuṃ; in 8, duḥ- khaṃ) Bbh 130.6, 8; vighātārthika (compare vighātin with arthin), a petitioner, beggar, in distress, °ka-yuktaṃ… dānaṃ Bbh 114.5, °ka-dānam 14; °kaṃ, probably error for [Page483-b+ 71] °ka-, dānaṃ 133.3, resumed by °ka-dānaṃ 10; others, in cpds., see Index.

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

Vighāta (विघात).—mn.

(-taḥ-taṃ) 1. Impediment, obstacle. 2. Prohibition or prevention. 3. Opposition. 4. Destruction. 5. A blow. 6. Killing. 7. Abandoning. E. vi before, han to kill or hurt, aff. kta .

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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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