Abhrapatala, Abhrapaṭala, Abhra-patala: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Abhrapatala means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Abhrapaṭala (अभ्रपटल) refers to “mica”: a mineral that was typically mined, extracted and used (both domestic and industrial) in ancient India. Mining was an important industry at that time as well. The Jaina canonical texts mention about the extraction of various kinds of minerals, metals and precious stones. The term ‘āgara’ occurring intire texts denotes the mines which provided many kinds of mineral products (e.g., abhrapaṭala). The references in the texts of various professions and trade in metallic commodities clearly show a highly developed industry of mining and metallurgy in that period.

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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

[«previous next»] — Abhrapatala in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhrapaṭala (अभ्रपटल).—n S In poetry abhrapaḍaḷa n The covering (over the sky) of clouds: also overspread state, overcloudedness.

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

abhrapaṭala (अभ्रपटल) [-paḍaḷa, -पडळ].—n The covering (over the sky) of clouds.

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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

[«previous next»] — Abhrapatala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhrapaṭala (अभ्रपटल).—n. the covering (of the sky) by clouds.

Abhrapaṭala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhra and paṭala (पटल).

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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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