Vipashcit, Vipaścit: 3 definitions


Vipashcit 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.

The Sanskrit term Vipaścit can be transliterated into English as Vipascit or Vipashcit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vipashchit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—The name of the Indra of the age of Manu Svārociṣa. (See under Manvantara).

2) Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—Husband of Pīvarī, the princess of Vidarbha. It is mentioned in Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, that because of the sinful acts done by this man towards his wife he had to go to hell.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vipashcit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—a. Learned, wise; विपश्चितो विनिन्युरेनं गुरवो गुरुप्रियम् (vipaścito vininyurenaṃ guravo gurupriyam) R.3.29. -m. A learned or wise man, sage; भवन्ति ते सभ्यतमा विपश्चितां मनोगतं वाचि निवेशयन्ति ये (bhavanti te sabhyatamā vipaścitāṃ manogataṃ vāci niveśayanti ye) Ki.14. 4; Pt.1.1.

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

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—m. (-ścita) A Pandit, a learned Brahman, a teacher. E. vi and pa, before ci to collect, affs. kvip and tuk aug.; form irr.

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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. 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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