Vivata, Vivaṭa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Vivata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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 frequent v. l. for vivatta (-cchada), e.g. at A. II, 44; Sn. 372; DhA. III, 195; SnA 265 (in explanation 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.

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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

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

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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. 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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