Vilaya, Vilāya: 9 definitions


Vilaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vilaya : (m.) dissolution.

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

Vilaya, (vi+laya, cp. līyati) dissolution; °ṃ gacchati, as much as: “to be digested, ” to be dissolved Miln. 67. ‹-› adj. dissolved, dispersed Dpvs. I, 65. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vilaya (विलय).—m S Destruction; esp. that of extinction or annihilation. vilayā jāṇēṃ To go to destruction; to be dissipated, extinguished, ended. Ex. jaisīṃ sītakāḷīṃ abhrēṃ samasta || vilayā jāti ākāśīṃ ||.

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

vilaya (विलय).—m Destruction. vilayā jāṇēṃ Go to destruction.

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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

Vilaya (विलय).—

1) Dissolution, liquefaction.

2) Destruction, death, end; नयतु मामात्मनोऽङ्गेषु विलयमम्बा (nayatu māmātmano'ṅgeṣu vilayamambā) U.7.

3) Destruction or dissolution of the world; (vilayaṃ gam to be dissolved, to end, to be terminated; divaso'numitramagamadvilayam Śi.9.17).

Derivable forms: vilayaḥ (विलयः).

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Vilāya (विलाय).—Dissolution, destruction, end; परीक्षितोऽथ राजर्षेर्जन्मकर्मविलायनम् (parīkṣito'tha rājarṣerjanmakarmavilāyanam) Bhāg.1.7.12.

Derivable forms: vilāyaḥ (विलायः).

See also (synonyms): vilāyana.

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

Vilaya (विलय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Destruction of the world. 2. Destruction in general. 3. Liquefaction. E. vi before to liquefy, aff. ac .

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

Vilaya (विलय).—i. e. vi-lī + a, m. 1. Liquefaction, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 17; vilayaṃ gam, To be dissolved, to end. 2. Death, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 172, 3. 3. Destruction, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 77. 4. Destruction of the world.

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

Vilaya (विलय).—[masculine] dissolution, destruction, disappearance.

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

1) Vilaya (विलय):—[=vi-laya] a etc. See vi-√lī, [column]3.

2) [=vi-laya] [from vi-lī] b m. dissolution, liquefaction, disappearance, death, destruction ([especially] d° of the world), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.] ([accusative] with √gam, , vraj etc. to be dissolved, end; with [Causal] of √gam, to dissolve, destroy)

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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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