Vil: 8 definitions


Vil means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Vil (“bow”) refers to one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. Some of the implements of war mentioned are, for example, Vil.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vil (विल्).—I. 6 P. (vilati)

1) To cover, conceal.

2) To break, divide. -II. 1. U. (velayati-te) To throw, send forth.

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

Vil (विल्).—r. 6th cl. (vilati) 1. To wear, to put on, to clothe or cover. 2. To break or divide. r. 10th cl. (velayati-te) To throw, to cast, to direct or send.

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

Vil (विल्).—i. 6, [Parasmaipada.] To cover, to conceal. i. 10, [Parasmaipada.] To throw (cf. pil).

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

1) Vil (विल्):—a (or bil, connected with bid q.v.) [class] 6. 10. [Parasmaipada] bilati, belayati, to split, cleave, break, [Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 67];—[xxxii, 66].

2) b [class] 6. [Parasmaipada] vilati, to cover, conceal, clothe, [Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 66];

2) — [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] velayati, to throw, cast, send, [ib. xxxii, 65] (cf.pil);

2) —to break or divide (cf.bil).

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

Vil (विल्):—(śa) vilati 1. a. To wear; to divide. (ka) velayati 10. a. To throw or send.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vil in German

context information

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

Vil (ವಿಲ್):—

1) [noun] a device made of a flexible, curved strip of wood (sometimes, of metal) with both ends tied tightly with a string, used for shooting arrows; a bow.

2) [noun] the art and science of shooting with bow and arrows; archery.

3) [noun] a bend, curve.

4) [noun] a troop of soldiers equipped with bows and arrows.

5) [noun] the big sized, deciduous tree Stereospermum Sauveolens of Bignoniaceae family with yellow wood, which is used in making tea chests.

6) [noun] (jain.) a unit of linear (esp. of height) equal to 72-88 inches.

7) [noun] an ancient unit of linear measure.

8) [noun] an arc or ring containing the colours of the spectrum in consecutive bands, formed in the sky by the refraction, reflection, and dispersion of light in rain or fog; a rainbow.

9) [noun] a slender stick strung along its length with horsehairs, drawn across the strings of a violin, cello, etc. to play it;a bow.

10) [noun] (fig.) a humble, modest person.

11) [noun] the ninth sign of the zodiac; Sagittarius.

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Vīḷ (ವೀಳ್):—

1) [verb] to fall a) to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support; b) to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, esp. to leave a standing or erect position suddenly, whether voluntarily or not.

2) [verb] to bend or incline (the knee, body or head) in worship, submission or respect; to bow.

3) [verb] (thunder, an arrrow shot, stone pelted, etc.) to strike; to hit against.

4) [verb] to climb down.

5) [verb] to pass below the horizon; to set.

6) [verb] to move along in continuous contact with a smooth or slippery surface; to slide.

7) [verb] to jump; to leap.

8) [verb] to fall or cave in; crumble suddenly; to collapse.

9) [verb] to become tired; to get exhausted.

10) [verb] to cease to live; to die.

11) [verb] (a food item) to become stale, hence, useless.

12) [verb] to disperse in different directions in a disorderly manner (as from fear).

13) [verb] to require the payment of (money or something else of value) in an exchange; to cost.

14) [verb] to get entangled.

15) [verb] to fall in a continuous stream.

16) [verb] to fall short of becoming full, complete or a whole; to be deficient.

17) [verb] to be defeated; to be overpowered.

18) [verb] to attack; to make an assault upon.

19) [verb] to happen; to occur.

20) [verb] to hang (oneself) down loosely.

21) [verb] to come in contact with and become one with; to join.

22) [verb] to hit the target; to reach the destination.

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Vīḻ (ವೀೞ್):—[verb] = ವೀಳ್ [vil].

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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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