Vikpati, aka: Vish-pati, Vitpati, Viṭpati; 2 Definition(s)


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Vikpati (विक्पति).—(also viśāṃpatiḥ)

1) a king, lord of subjects.

2) a son-in-law; दौहित्रं विट्पतिं बन्धुमृत्विग्याज्यौ च भोजयेत् (dauhitraṃ viṭpatiṃ bandhumṛtvigyājyau ca bhojayet) Ms. 3.148.

3) a head-merchant.

Derivable forms: vikpatiḥ (विक्पतिः).

Vikpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viś and pati (पति).

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Viṭpati (विट्पति).—a son in-law; Ms.3.148.

Derivable forms: viṭpatiḥ (विट्पतिः).

Viṭpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viṣ and pati (पति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṭpati (विट्पति).—m.

(-tiḥ) 1. A son-in-law, a daughter’s husband. 2. A head merchant. E. viś a Vaiśya, &c., and pati master.

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