Viparyas: 4 definitions


Viparyas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viparyas (विपर्यस्).—4 P.

1) To overturn, reverse, invert.

2) To change, alter.

3) To take wrongly, misunderstand; प्रतीकारो व्याधेः सुखमिति विपर्यस्यति जनः (pratīkāro vyādheḥ sukhamiti viparyasyati janaḥ) Bhartṛhari 3.92.

4) To undergo change, be affected (intrans.); दैवेनोपहतस्य बुद्धिरथवा सर्वा विपर्यस्यति (daivenopahatasya buddhirathavā sarvā viparyasyati) Mu.6.8; (cf. the Latin adage 'quem deus vult perdere prius dementat').

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

Viparyas (विपर्यस्).—overturn, upset, invert. transpose, change.

Viparyas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vipari and as (अस्).

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

Viparyas (विपर्यस्):—[=vi-pary-√as] [Ātmanepada] -asyate, to turn over, turn round, overturn, reverse, invert, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gautama-dharma-śāstra];

—to change, interchange, exchange, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to have a wrong notion, be in error, [Bhartṛhari] :

—[Causal] -āsayati, to cause to turn round or to change, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

context information

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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Viparyaas is another spelling for विपर्यास [viparyāsa].—n. 1. change; contrariety; reverse; 2. adverseness; unfavorableness; 3. interchange; exchange; 4. error; mistake;

context information

Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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