Alepana, Ālepana: 10 definitions


Alepana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Alepana in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Ālepana (आलेपन) refers to “flour water” (piṣṭodaka), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 2.26. Ālepana can also refer to an “application of paint or whitewash” (ālepanadānapaṇḍitā), as mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.12. Here the word is variously explained. Nārāyaṇa and Īśānadeva say that ālepana is rice paste mixed with turmeric, a composition which seems to have been used in painting walls and floors. Cf. Bengali ālpanā.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ālepana.—(SITI), anointing; coating the image with unguent. Note: ālepana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Alepana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ālepana : (nt.) anointing; plastering.

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

Ālepana, (nt.) (fr. ā + lip) anointing, application of salve D.I, 7 (mukkh°). (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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ālepana (आलेपन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Smearing, plastering, anointing. 2. Liniment. E. āṅ before lip to smear, lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Ālepana (आलेपन):—[=ā-lepana] [from ā-lip] n. smearing, plastering, anointing

2) [v.s. ...] liniment

3) [v.s. ...] ointment, [Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Ālepana (आलेपन):—[ā-lepana] (naṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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

Ālepana (आलेपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ālevaṇa.

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Alepana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ālēpana (ಆಲೇಪನ):—

1) [noun] the act of smearing; an anointing.

2) [noun] that with which anything is smeared; ointment.

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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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