Alap, Ālap: 5 definitions


Alap means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ālap (आलप्).—1 P. To address, speak to, converse; कमालपामि (kamālapāmi) K.164; तस्या नामधेयेन भर्त्रा देव्यालपिता (tasyā nāmadheyena bhartrā devyālapitā) V.2 addressed. -Caus. To talk with, engage in conversation with, to question; यदा कश्चित्त्वामालापयिष्यति (yadā kaścittvāmālāpayiṣyati) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5,1.387; K.188.

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

Ālap (आलप्).—address, speak to ([accusative]), converse with (samam or saha), say, tell (2 [accusative]). [Causative] cause to speak, engage in conversation, question.

Ālap is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and lap (लप्).

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

Ālap (आलप्):—[=ā-√lap] to address, speak to, converse, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī etc.]

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

Ālap (आलप्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ālava.

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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

Alap in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) see [alapa; —lena]; to tune the voice (for singing)..—alap (अलाप) is alternatively transliterated as Alāpa.

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