Vilopa: 13 definitions


Vilopa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vilop.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vilopa (विलोप).—The same as लोप (lopa) which see above. The term विलोप (vilopa) was possibly in use before Pāṇini's time; cf. उदात्तपूर्वै नियतस्वरोदये परो विलोपो (udāttapūrvai niyatasvarodaye paro vilopo)sनियतो यदावरः (niyato yadāvaraḥ) R. Pr. XI. 26; cf. also विलोपो विनाशः (vilopo vināśaḥ) Uvvaṭa on R. Pr. XI.28।

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vilopa (विलोप) refers to “disruption”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, sixty koṭis of Bodhisattvas, having stood up from the congregation, joined their palms, paid homage to the Lord, and then uttered these verses in one voice: ‘[...] (207) In such a time of great terror and disruption (vilopa-kāla) for living beings, agitating ascetics and kings alike, we will uphold the true dharma. (208) Any of the Sūtras will not be collected nor practiced; they will always believe what they say. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vilopa : (m.) pillage; plunder.

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

Vilopa, (vi+lopa) plunder, pillage M. I, 456 (maccha° fishhaul); J. I, 7; III, 8; VI, 409; Dpvs IX. 7 (°kamma). ‹-› vilopaṃ khādati to live by plunder J. VI, 131. (Page 636)

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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

Vilopa (विलोप).—

1) Taking away, carrying off, seizure, plunder.

2) Loss, destruction, disappearance.

Derivable forms: vilopaḥ (विलोपः).

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

Vilopa (विलोप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Seizing, taking away. 2. Loss, disappearance.

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

Vilopa (विलोप).—i. e. vi-lup + a, m. Seizing, taking away, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 7267.

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

Vilopa (विलोप).—[masculine] loss, disturbance, destruction, injury, theft.

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

1) Vilopa (विलोप):—[=vi-lopa] [from vi-lup] a m. carrying off, taking away, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] a break, interruption, disturbance, injury, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (cf. a-vil)

3) [v.s. ...] ruin, loss, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [=vi-lopa] b etc. See vi-√lup, [column]1.

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

Vilopa (विलोप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vilova.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vilopa in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vilopa (विलोप) [Also spelled vilop]:—(nm) extinction; disappearance; obsolescence; also ~[pana ~pita] extinct; disappeared; obsolete.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vilōpa (ವಿಲೋಪ):—

1) [noun] a destroying or being destroyed; destruction.

2) [noun] (jain.) a crime of purposely destroying another’s property.

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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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