Vilasin, Vilāsin, Vilashin: 8 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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

Vilāsin, (adj.) (fr. vilāsa) shining forth, unfolding splendour, possessing charm or grace, charming DA. I, 40 (vyāmapabhā parikkhepa-vilāsinī splendour shining over a radius of a vyāma). (Page 635)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vilāsin (विलासिन्).—a. (- f.) Sportive, playful, dallying, wanton, conquettish; विस्रस्तमंसादपरो विलासी (visrastamaṃsādaparo vilāsī) R.6.14. -m.

1) A sensualist, voluptuary, an amorous person; उपमान- मभूद्विलासिनां करणं यत्तव कान्तिमत्तया (upamāna- mabhūdvilāsināṃ karaṇaṃ yattava kāntimattayā) Ku.4.5.

2) Fire.

3) The moon.

4) A snake.

5) An epithet of Kṛṣṇa or Viṣṇu.

6) Of Śiva.

7) Of the god of love.

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

Vilāsin (विलासिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) Wanton, sportive, dallying. m. (-sī) 1. Vishnu. 2. The moon. 3. Fire. 4. A sensualist, an enjoyer. 5. A snake. 6. Siva. 7. Krishna. 8. Kama or Cupid. f. (-sinī) 1. A woman. 2. A whore, a harlot. E. vilāsa pastime, &c., aff. ini; or vi, las to shine, ghinuṇ aff.; also read vilāṣin .

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

Vilāsin (विलासिन्).—i. e. vilāsa + in, I. adj., f. . 1. Sportive. 2. Dallying, wanton, [Kirātārjunīya] 10, 41. Ii. m. 1. Viṣṇu, Śiva, Kṛṣṇa, Kāma. 2. The moon. 3. Fire. 4. A snake. 5. A sensualist. Iii. f. . 1. A woman, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 23. 2. A harlot, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 122. 3. The favourite mistress of a king(?), [Pañcatantra] 156, 23.

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

Vilāsin (विलासिन्).—[adjective] flashing, beaming, moving to and fro, wanton, sportive, dallying with (—°). [masculine] husband, lover; [feminine] a (wanton) woman; mistress, wife.

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

1) Vilāsin (विलासिन्):—[=vi-lāsin] [from vi-lāsa > vi-las] mfn. shining, beaming, radiant, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] moving to and fro, fluttering, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] wanton, sportive, playful, dallying with or fond of ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Dhūrtasamāgama]

4) [v.s. ...] coquettish, [Raghuvaṃśa; Gīta-govinda]

5) [v.s. ...] m. ‘sporter’, a lover, husband, [Kumāra-sambhava; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also ‘a sensualist; a serpent; fire; the moon; Name of Kṛṣṇa, of Śiva, and of Kāma-deva’)

6) Vilāṣin (विलाषिन्):—[=vi-lāṣin] mfn. ([from] √laṣ), [Pāṇini 3-2, 144.]

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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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