Vivipata, Vivipāta: 1 definition


Vivipata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vivipāta (विविपात).—(vi-vipāta), adj. (vi plus vipāta, Sanskrit Gr., to Sanskrit vi-pat-, depart, fall away, become separated), without quitting: °tena (so with v.l. for Senart vinipātena) nāgarājena… parikṣiptā (mss.; read °to? sc. the Buddha), parikṣipi hi mahatā paribhogena saptāhaṃ Mahāvastu iii.301.6. Senart (Index) app. takes Vinipāta as n. pr. (proper name) of the nāga-king who ‘en- compassed’ and protected the Buddha. But his name has just been given (line 4) as Mucilinda; no second nāga can be concerned; vinipātena makes no sense.

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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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