Alepa, Ālepa: 17 definitions


Alepa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Ālepa (आलेप, “ointment”) is another name for Lepa: a type of medicinal preparation, as defined in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva..—Lipta, lepana and ālepa are other names of Lepa (ointment). Drugs are pasted and then ghee, oil, honey etc are added to it if necessary. This pate form of drugs is applied thickly on the affected part. It is of three kinds, viz. doṣaghna (destroyer of ailments), viṣahara (anti-poison) and varṇya (complexion promoting). They should be applied with the thickness of four, three and half finger respectively.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ālepa (आलेप) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to a “paste” or “salve”, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

Source: PMC: Effect of Grīvā Vasti

Ālepa (locally applied pastes)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ālepa (आलेप):—[ālepam] Coating

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ālepa : (m.) ointment; plaster.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ālepa, (cp. Sk. ālepa, of ā + lip) ointment, salve, liniment Vin.I, 274; Miln.74; DhsA.249. (Page 110)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ālepa (आलेप).—a.

1) To be anointed.

-paḥ, -panam 1 Anointing, smearing.

2) Liniment.

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

Ālepa (आलेप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Smearing, plastering, anointing. 2. Liniment. E. āṅ before lipi to anoint, ghaña aff.

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

Ālepa (आलेप).—i. e. ā-lip + a, m., and ālepana ālepana, i. e. ā-lip + ana, n. 1. Smearing, anointing. 2. Ointment.

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

Ālepa (आलेप).—[masculine] na [neuter] smearing, ointment.

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

1) Alepa (अलेप):—[=a-lepa] m. = [preceding], [Indische Studien by A. Weber]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. unstained, clean, pure, [Mahābhārata]

3) Ālepa (आलेप):—[=ā-lepa] [from ā-lip] m. the act of smearing, plastering, anointing

4) [v.s. ...] liniment

5) [v.s. ...] ointment, [Suśruta; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Ālepa (आलेप):—[ā-lepa] (paḥ) 1. m. Smearing, anointing; liniment.

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

Ālepa (आलेप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āleva, Ālova.

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Alepa 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

Ālepa (आलेप) [Also spelled alep]:—(nm) an ointment, plaster; hence ~[na] (nm).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Alepa (ಅಲೆಪ):—

1) [noun] the act of (air) blowing; air-movement.

2) [noun] the act of wandering; a roaming.

3) [noun] the act or process of moving; movement.

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Ālēpa (ಆಲೇಪ):—[noun] = ಆಲೇಪನ [alepana].

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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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