Vyapta, Vyāpta: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vyapt.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vyāpta (व्याप्त).—Occupied fully; cf. तदधिकरणं यत्र कृत्स्न आधारात्मा व्याप्तो भवति (tadadhikaraṇaṃ yatra kṛtsna ādhārātmā vyāpto bhavati) M. Bh. on P.I.3.11 Vart. 7; cf also M.Bh. on P.I.4.42; यावता सर्वमद्यापवादैर्व्याप्तम् (yāvatā sarvamadyāpavādairvyāptam) P.IV. 3.134 Vart. 2.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vyāpta (व्याप्त) refers to “that which encompasses”.—After describing the Triangle in the centre of the maṇḍala with the sacred seats in the three corners and the centre, the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya continues: “In this way Rudra’s energy, the mother of persistence and destruction has encompassed (vyāpta) all things with (the sides of the Triangle, her) three divisions. Blissful with that (tanmada), the primordial and free God of gods who is (both) Kula (the immanent aggregate of energies) and Akula (the transcendent without parts) resides in the centre of it. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyāpta (व्याप्त) refers to “pervading (all the three worlds)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The loud sounds of Ḍamarus, the Jhaṅkāra sound of the Bherīs and the sound of the conches pervaded (vyāpta) all the three worlds. The tumultuous sound of the Dundubhis rose up in the air blessing the universe auspiciously and destroying everything other than auspicious. O sage, behind the Gaṇas, the enthusiastic gods, the Siddhas, the guardians of the quarters and others followed. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

1) Vyāpta (व्याप्त) refers to “(being) accompanied” (e.g., by sickness or by the aged state), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “You must understand that the body is overcome by disease [com.—roga-vyāpta—‘accompanied by sickness’] , youth is overcome by old age [com.—vṛddhāvasthā-vyāpta—‘accompanied by the aged state’], vitality is oppressed by decay and life is oppressed by death”.

Synonyms: Ākrānta.

2) Vyāpta (व्याप्त) refers to “(being) pervaded (by the weight)” (of the excessively heavy feet), according to the Jñānārṇava.—Accordingly, “This world totters to the limit of the world of Brahmā with the fear of the beginning of a frown, and mountains immediately fall asunder by force of [the fact that] the earth is overcome by the weight of the heavy feet, of those heroes who are all led to death by the king of time [com.—by force of [the fact that] the earth is pervaded by the weight of the excessively heavy feet (padagariṣṭhabharavyāptapṛthvīvaśena)] in [the space of] some days. Nevertheless, desire is intense only in a living being who is bereft of sense”.

Synonyms: Pūrṇa, Ākīrṇa, Avakīrṇa, Samālīḍha, Ālīḍha, Samākīrṇa, Saṃbhṛta.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyāpta (व्याप्त).—p (S) vyāpita p (S) Overspread, covered over, occupied, embraced, included; that is penetrated and pervaded by, saturated with &c.: also that overspreads, covers over, comprehends, permeates, fills or occupies thoroughly. 2 S Obtained or gained.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vyāpta (व्याप्त).—p Overspread, occupied, obtained.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyāpta (व्याप्त).—p. p.

1) Spread through, penetrated, pervaded, extended over, permeated, covered.

2) Pervading, extending over all.

3) Filled with, full of.

4) Encompassed, surrounded.

5) Placed, fixed.

6) Obtained, possessed.

7) Comprehended, included.

8) Invariably accompanied (in logic); as in धूमो वह्निना व्याप्तः (dhūmo vahninā vyāptaḥ).

9) Famous, celebrated.

1) Expanded, stretched out.

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

Vyāpta (व्याप्त).—mfn.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) 1. Pervaded, occupied or penetrated by thoroughly and essentially, (as the universe by spirit, &c.) 2. Celebrated, famous. 3. Filled, full of. 4. Placed, fixed. 5. Obtained, possessed. 6. Encircled, encompassed, surrounded. 7. Open, apart, outspread. 8. Included. 9. Invariably accompanied, (in logic.) E. vi before āp to pervade, aff. kta .

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

Vyāpta (व्याप्त).—[adjective] pervaded or penetrated by, filled with (—°); acquired, won.

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

1) Vyāpta (व्याप्त):—[=vy-āpta] [from vy-āp] a mfn. spread through, pervaded, extended, covered or filled with, thoroughly occupied or penetrated by (as the universe by spirit), filled up, full, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Bhagavad-gītā; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] comprehended or included under (a general notion), having invariably inherent properties, invariably pervaded or attended or accompanied by (in logic; e.g. dhūmo vahninā vyāptaḥ, ‘smoke is invariably attended by fire’), [Bhāṣāpariccheda]

3) [v.s. ...] occupied, obtained, taken possession of [Mahābhārata; Prabodha-candrodaya; Pañcatantra]

4) [v.s. ...] wealthy, rich, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] celebrated, famous, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] placed, fixed, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] open, outspread, expanded, [ib.]

8) [=vy-āpta] b vy-āpti See p.1037.

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

Vyāpta (व्याप्त):—[vyā+pta] (ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) a. Pervaded; famous; full; fixed, obtained; surrounded; expended.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vyāpta (व्याप्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Oaggia, Vatta, Vāvia.

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Vyapta 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyāpta (व्याप्त) [Also spelled vyapt]:—(a) pervaded, permeated; spread, extended.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyāpta (ವ್ಯಾಪ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] spread all over; diffused or dispersed throughout; pervaded.

2) [adjective] covered or filled with.

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Vyāpta (ವ್ಯಾಪ್ತ):—

1) [noun] = ವ್ಯಾಪಿ - [vyapi -] 1.

2) [noun] a crowd; a throng; a multitude.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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