Vipina, Vipiṇa: 17 definitions


Vipina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vipin.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Vipina (विपिन) refers to “forest” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles [viz., Vipina] and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)

Vipiṇa (विपिण, “forest”) is given as an example for “names derived from physical characteristics” (sarīra): a kind of rule when deriving personal names for men, mentioned in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning vipiṇa) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vipina (विपिन) refers to a “forest”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Being frightened by the deceit of the breath, the living embryo of men that is taken hold of by the fanged enemy that is destruction goes out like a young doe in the forest (vipinamṛgabālikeva vipine). O shameless one, if you are not able to protect this wretched [embryo] which is obtained gradually [by death] then you are not ashamed to delight in pleasures in this life”.

Synonyms: Vana.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vipina : (nt.) a forest.

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

Vipina, (nt.) (cp. *Sk. vipina, Halāyudha 2, 55) wood, grove D. I, 248 (doubtful; vv. ll. vijina, vivada, vivana); Ap 51 (vv. ll. vivana, vicina; C. vivana & vipina); Dāvs. IV, 39; PvA. 81 (read vicitta!). (Page 627)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vipina (विपिन).—n S A wood or forest. Ex. tyācēṃ chēdāvayā ajñānavipina ||.

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

vipina (विपिन).—n A wood or forest.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vipina (विपिन).—a. Thick, dense; अमुमतिविपिनं वेद दिग्व्यापिनम् (amumativipinaṃ veda digvyāpinam) Kirātārjunīya 5.18.

-nam [vap-inan hrasvaśca pṛṣo°; cf. Uṇādi-sūtra 2.52]

1) A wood, forest, grove, thicket; वृन्दावनविपिने ललितं वितनोतु शुभानि यशस्यम् (vṛndāvanavipine lalitaṃ vitanotu śubhāni yaśasyam) Gītagovinda 1; विपिनानि प्रकाशानि शक्तिमत्वाच्चकार सः (vipināni prakāśāni śaktimatvāccakāra saḥ) R.4.31; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.2.

2) A multitude, quantity.

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

Vipina (विपिन).—n.

(-naṃ) A wood, a forest. E. vep to shake, Unadi aff. inan.

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

Vipina (विपिन).—n. A thicket, a forest, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 41, 4; a grove, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 57, 18; [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 31.

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

Vipina (विपिन).—[neuter] wood.

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

1) Vipina (विपिन):—[from vip] a n. ‘stirring or waving ([scilicet] in the wind)’, a wood, forest, thicket, grove, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a multitude, quantity, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

3) b etc. See under √vip.

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

Vipina (विपिन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A wood, a forest.

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

Vipina (विपिन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viviṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vipina 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vipina (विपिन) [Also spelled vipin]:—(nm) a forest, jungle; ~[cara] forest-faring, living in/treading the forest; ~[vihārī] an epithet of Lord Krishna.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vipina (ವಿಪಿನ):—[adjective] of or in a forest; sylvan.

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Vipina (ವಿಪಿನ):—

1) [noun] a thick growth of trees and underbrush covering an extensive tract of land; a forest.

2) [noun] a group of animals, things or people; a multitude.

3) [noun] a group of trees; a grove.

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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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