Vilasin, aka: Vilāsin; 2 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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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)

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