Vipatha, Vipāṭha: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vipāṭha (विपाठ).—An arrow. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 138, Stanza 6, that this arrow was larger and more powerful than other arrows.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vipatha : (m.) wrong path.

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

Vipatha, (vi+patha) wrong way or course Vv 5010 (=apatha VvA. 212). (Page 626)

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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

Vipatha (विपथ).—A wrong road, bad way (lit. and fig.); सत्पथं कथमुत्सृज्य यास्यामि विपथं पथः (satpathaṃ kathamutsṛjya yāsyāmi vipathaṃ pathaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.359.11.

Derivable forms: vipathaḥ (विपथः).

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Vipāṭha (विपाठ).—A kind of large arrow; क्षुरनाराचभल्लानां विपाठानां च तत्त्ववित् (kṣuranārācabhallānāṃ vipāṭhānāṃ ca tattvavit) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.139.6.

Derivable forms: vipāṭhaḥ (विपाठः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vipatha (विपथ).—m., a fairly high number: Mahāvyutpatti 7727 = Tibetan yal yol; corresp. to vivara (1).

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

Vipatha (विपथ).—mn.

(-thaḥ-thaṃ) A bad road, a wrong way, (either lit or fig.) E. vi depreciative prefix, and patha for pathin a road.

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Vipāṭha (विपाठ).—m.

(-ṭhaḥ) A kind of large arrow.

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

Vipāṭha (विपाठ).—m. An arrow, Mahābhārata 4, 168; 5, 1865.

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

Vipatha (विपथ).—1. [substantive] wrong way, bad road.

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Vipatha (विपथ).—2. [masculine] [neuter] a waggon fit for bad roads.

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Vipāṭha (विपाठ).—[masculine] a kind of arrow (cf. vipāṭa).

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

1) Vipatha (विपथ):—[=vi-patha] [from vi] a See sub voce

2) [=vi-patha] b m. n. a different path, wrong road, evil course, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] high number, [Buddhist literature]

4) [v.s. ...] mn. a kind of chariot (fit for untrodden paths), [Atharva-veda; Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa; ???]

5) Vipāṭha (विपाठ):—m. (cf. vi-pāṭa under vi-√paṭ) a kind of large arrow (described by, [Nīlakaṇṭha] as viśālo vaiśākhī-mukha-vat), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

6) Vipāṭhā (विपाठा):—[from vipāṭha] f. Name of a woman, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

1) Vipatha (विपथ):—[vi-patha] (thaḥ-thaṃ) 1. m. n. A bad road.

2) Vipāṭha (विपाठ):—(ṭhaḥ) 1. m. An arrow.

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Vipatha 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vipatha (विपथ) [Also spelled vipath]:—(nm) a wrong course/path; ~[gāmī] aberrant, (one) going astray; ~[na] aberration, going astray.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vipatha (ವಿಪಥ):—

1) [noun] an unfit, improper way, course or road.

2) [noun] an immoral unethical way or course.

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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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