Vilok: 5 definitions


Vilok means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vi-lok.—cf. vilokyante (LP), ‘are being searched for’, used in respect of one who is in search of money in times of difficulty. Note: vi-lok is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vilok (विलोक्).—1 U.

1) To see, behold, look at, perceive; विलोक्य वृद्धोक्षमधिष्ठितं त्वया महाजनः स्मेरमुखो भविष्यति (vilokya vṛddhokṣamadhiṣṭhitaṃ tvayā mahājanaḥ smeramukho bhaviṣyati) Kumārasambhava 5. 7; R.2.11;6.59.

2) To search for, look out for.

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

Vilok (विलोक्).—look at, regard, try, examine, study; perceive, see, discover, look over or beyond ([accusative]).

Vilok is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and lok (लोक्).

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

Vilok (विलोक्):—[=vi-√lok] (only [infinitive mood] -lokitum and [indeclinable participle] -lokya), to look at or upon, regard, examine, test, study, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.:—[Causal] -lokayati, to look at, consider, observe, regard, examine, try, inspect, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to be able to see, possess the faculty of seeing, [Bhartṛhari] ([varia lectio]);

—to have regard to ([accusative]), [Prabodha-candrodaya];

—to look over or beyond ([accusative]), [Manu-smṛti viii, 239] :—[Passive voice] -lokyate ([Aorist] vy-aloki), to be seen, be visible, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vilok (विलोक्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viloa.

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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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