Vimuncati, Vimuñcati: 3 definitions


Vimuncati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Vimunchati.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vimuncati in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Vimuñcati (विमुञ्चति) refers to “ejaculation” (while having sex), according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[The intercourse (saṃga)]:—[...] The Yogin should recall this mantra when he ejaculates (vimuñcati): Bhautika [ai], Vyoman [h], […], tu verbatim and Bhautika [ai; i.e. hraiṃ tvaiṃ]. Moreover: Vahni [r] and Vāmākṣi [ī] with a Bindu [; i.e. rīṃ], O Maheśvarī, the words cale and cala and immediately citre [citte?], the word reto, muñca twice, and the previous seed-mantras backwards [rīṃ tvaiṃ hraiṃ]. [...]

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vimuncati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vimuñcati : (vi + muc + ṃ - a) releases; to be free.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vimuncati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vimuñcati (विमुञ्चति).—emits, utters words (no noun object ex-pressed): Udānavarga viii.8, see s.v. muñcati.

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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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