Viparyasta: 11 definitions


Viparyasta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Viparyasta in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त) refers to a “misunderstanding”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[Bringing all beings to maturity (sarvasatva-paripācana)] [...] Again he thinks: ‘what is called ‘living being’ is a misunderstanding (viparyasta). Because of being occupied with the view of cause, ignorance, existence, thirst, and unreal mental constructions, it is called ‘living being’. However, the Bodhisattva still teaches the dharma to living beings in order to get rid of vices which originate from misunderstanding, and he does not forget substances. Since he is devoid of a living being, and detached from a living being, he brings living beings to maturity. Thus the Bodhisattva brings living beings to maturity by the original purity”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Viparyasta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viparyasta (विपर्यस्त).—p S Reversed; changed into its opposite. In a bad sense.

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

viparyasta (विपर्यस्त).—p Misrepresented.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Viparyasta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त).—p. p.

1) Changed; विपर्यस्तं यथा नाम कुवलाश्वस्य धीमतः (viparyastaṃ yathā nāma kuvalāśvasya dhīmataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.21.7; inverted, reversed; हन्त विपर्यस्तः संप्रति जीवलोकः (hanta viparyastaḥ saṃprati jīvalokaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 1.

2) Opposite, contrary.

3) Wrongly considered to be real; अनुत्पन्नं ज्ञानं यदि यदि च संदेहविधुरं विपर्यस्तं वा स्यात् परिचर वसिष्ठस्य चरणौ (anutpannaṃ jñānaṃ yadi yadi ca saṃdehavidhuraṃ viparyastaṃ vā syāt paricara vasiṣṭhasya caraṇau) Mv.3.36.

4) (In gram.) Interchanged.

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

Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त) or Viparyyasta.—mfn.

(-staḥ-stā-staṃ) 1. Opposite, contrary, reverse. 2. Conceived to be real, (what is not so.) E. vi and pari, before as to be or to throw, kta aff.

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

Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त).—[adjective] inverted, changed; standing round.

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

1) Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त):—[=vi-paryasta] [from vipary-as] mfn. turned over, reversed, opposite, contrary, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) interchanged, inverted, [Pāṇini 2-3, 56 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] standing round, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] erroneously conceived to be real, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त):—[(staḥ-stā-staṃ) a.] Opposite; thought real thought not so.

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

Viparyasta (विपर्यस्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vivajjattha, Vivalhattha.

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Viparyasta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Viparyasta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viparyasta (ವಿಪರ್ಯಸ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] changed; interchanged.

2) [adjective] turned over; reversed.

3) [adjective] opposite; contrary.

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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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