Vivata, aka: Vivaṭa; 3 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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vivaṭa : (pp. of vivarati) opened; laid bare; unveiled; made clear.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vivaṭa, (vi+vaṭa, pp. of vṛ: see vuṇāti) uncovered, open (lit. & fig.), laid bare, unveiled Sn. 19 (lit.), 374 (fig. = anāvaṭa SnA 366), 763, 793 (=open-minded); Nd1 96; Pug. 45, 46 (read vivaṭa for pi vaṭa; opp. pihita); Vism. 185 (opp. pihita); J. V, 434; DhA. III, 79; VvA. 27; PvA. 283 (mukha unveiled).—vivaṭena cetasā “with mind awake & clear” D. III, 223; A. IV, 86; S. V, 263; cp. cetovivaraṇa. —vivaṭa is freq. v. l. for vivatta (-cchada), e.g. at A. II, 44; Sn. 372; DhA. III, 195; SnA 265 (in expln of term); sometimes the only reading in this phrase (q. v.), e.g. at Nd2 593.—Instr. vivaṭena as adv. “openly” Vin. II, 99; IV, 21.

—cakkhu open-minded, clear-sighted Sn. 921; Nd1 354. —dvāra (having) an open door, an open house J. V, 293 (aḍḍha° half open); DhA. II, 74 —nakkhatta a yearly festival, “Public Day, ” called after the fashion of the people going uncovered (appaṭicchannena sarīrena) & bare-footed to the river DhA. I, 388. (Page 636)

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

Vivaṭa (विवट).—adj. (= Pali id., Sanskrit vivṛta), open: gopānasīye antarāṇi °ṭāni Mv ii.125.14; vivaṭāyāṃ vāhanāgāraśālāyāṃ gopānasī-antarāṇi °ṭāni…pāṃśulikāntarāṇi °ṭāni 127.1 f.; similarly 128.7 ff.; 129.9 ff.; one or both mss. are apt to read vivata, sometimes even vivṛta, in the repetitions of this passage, on which see gopānasī; the LV version (254.10) has vivṛta.

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Vivata (विवत).—see prec.

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