Vipra: 12 definitions
Vipra means something in 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vipra (विप्र) refers to a wise and virtuous Brahmin, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.13, “A Brahmin endowed with strict adherence to good conduct is perfectly wise. A Brahmin learned in Vedas and of good conduct (sadācāra) is called a Vipra. A Brahmin endowed with only one of these two is a mere Dvija”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vipra (विप्र).—A King born in the family of Dhruva. Two sons named Śiṣṭi and Bhavya were born to Dhruva by his wife Śambhū. Succhāyā the wife of Śiṣṭi gave birth to Ripu, Ripuñjaya, Vipra, Vṛkala and Vṛkatejas. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa I, Chapter 13).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Vipra (विप्र).—A son of Sṛtaṃjaya, and father of Śuci.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 47; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 5.
1b) A son of Śiṣṭi and Succhāyā.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 2.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Vipra (विप्र) refers to “a learned brāhmaṇa”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Shodhganga: The Caraka Saṃhitā and the Suśruta Saṃhitā (h)
Vipra (विप्र).—In his commentary to the Ṛgveda, Sāyaṇa considers vipraḥ to be a wise Brāhmaṇa (prājñaḥ brāhmaṇaḥ);again in the Taittirīya Saṃhitā, he explains the term [Vipra] as “the wise man who is skilled in the production of the juices (of herbs) and strengths”. Zysk suggests that such a person may be called a “healer” or a “shaker” based on the etymology of the word, i.e., vipra is derived from the root vip, “to shake”. However, the term “vipra” is generally understood to have the following meanings - inspired, wise, learned (especially in theology), a sage, seer, singer, poet, a Brāhmaṇa, etc.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vipra (विप्र).—m (S) A Brahman.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vipra (विप्र).—m A Brâhman.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vipra (विप्र).—[vap-ran pṛṣo° ata itvam Uṇ.2.28]
1) A Brāhmaṇa; see the quotations under ब्राह्मण (brāhmaṇa).
2) A sage, wise man; त्वं मुखं पद्मजो विप्रः (tvaṃ mukhaṃ padmajo vipraḥ) Mb.1.23.17.
3) The Aśvattha tree.
4) (In prosody) A foot of four short syllables.
5) A singer of hymns, praiser.
6) The month भाद्रपद (bhādrapada).
7) Ficus Religiosa (Mar. piṃpaḷa).
8) Acacia Sirissa (Mar. śirasa).
Derivable forms: vipraḥ (विप्रः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-praḥ) 1. A Brahman. 2. The Aśwattha tree. 3. (In prosody,) A foot of four short syllables. E. vi before, prā a Sautra root, to fill or complete, (the essential observances,) and ka aff.; or vap to shave, Unadi aff. ran, and i substituted for the radical vowel.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vipra (विप्र).—m. 1. A poet, or singer of vedic hymns,
Vipra (विप्र).—[adjective] stirred inwardly, inspired, wise, learned, clever; [masculine] seer, poet, singer, priest, a Brahman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vipra (विप्र):—[from vip] a mf(ā)n. stirred or excited (inwardly), inspired, wise (said of men and gods, [especially] of Agni, Indra, the Aśvins, Maruts etc.; cf. paṇḍita), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] learned ([especially] in theology), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] a sage, seer, singer, poet, learned theologian, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman (ā f. a Br° woman), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] a priest, domestic priest, [Rāmāyaṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] the month Bhādrapada, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] Ficus Religiosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] Acacia Sirissa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] (in prosody) a proceleusmatic, [Colebrooke]
11) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Ślīṣṭi, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] ripra)
12) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śrutaṃ-jaya (or Śṛtaṃ-jaya), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
13) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhruva, [ib.]
14) [v.s. ...] [plural] a class of demi-gods (mentioned with the Sādhyas, Yakṣas and Rākṣasas), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]
15) b etc. See √vip, p.972.
16) Viprā (विप्रा):—[=vi-√prā] (only 2. sg. [perfect tense] -paprātha), to fill completely, [Ṛg-veda vi, 17, 7.]
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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