Vyapoha: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyapoha (व्यपोह) refers to “that which dispels (sorrow)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to Nārada: “O sage, formerly it was mentioned be you that Pārvatī would marry Śiva. Afterwards you assigned some activity of worship to Himavat. Its fruit is visible now, to be sure. But it is adverse and meaningless. O sage, O wicked minded one, I the innocent woman have been cheated by you by all means. The fruit of penance which she performed and which is very difficult even for the sages to perform, has been this, painful to every onlooker. What shall I do? Where shall I go? Who will dispel my sorrow (vyapohaduḥkhaṃ vyapohatām)? My family is wrecked. My life is doomed. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyapoha (व्यपोह).—

1) Expelling, driving away, keeping off.

2) Heap (samūha); अत्रैवात्रेति च विभो जातमत्रिं वदन्त्यपि । तथा भस्मव्यपोहेभ्यो ब्रह्मर्षिगणसंमताः (atraivātreti ca vibho jātamatriṃ vadantyapi | tathā bhasmavyapohebhyo brahmarṣigaṇasaṃmatāḥ) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.85.8.

3) Denial, negation.

Derivable forms: vyapohaḥ (व्यपोहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyapoha (व्यपोह).—m.

(-haḥ) Driving away, Keeping off.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyapoha (व्यपोह).—[masculine] removal, expulsion; negation, denial.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vyapoha (व्यपोह):—[=vy-apoha] [from vy-apoh] m. driving away, keeping off, removal, destruction, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] denial, negation, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] sweepings, rubbish, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vyapoha in German

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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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