Vipra; 6 Definition(s)
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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): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
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General definition (in Hinduism)
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.(Source): Shodhganga: The Caraka Saṃhitā and the Suśruta Saṃhitā (h)
Languages of India and abroad
vipra (विप्र).—m (S) A Brahman.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vipra (विप्र).—m A Brâhman.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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