Alpa: 7 definitions
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
alpa (अल्प).—a (S) Little, of small quantity. In comp. as alpabuddhi, alpabala, alpāhāra, alpavyāpāra, alpalābha, alpabhāṣī, alpavidya, alpavyayī. Of the less obvious compounds some are explained below.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
alpa (अल्प).—a Little, of small quantity.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Alpa (अल्प).—a. [al-pa]
1) Trifling, unimportant, insignificant (opp. mahat or guru); अल्पविद्यः (alpavidyaḥ) Ms.11.36.
2) Small, little, minute, scanty (opp. bahu); अल्पस्य हेतोर्बहु हातुमिच्छन् (alpasya hetorbahu hātumicchan) R.2.47;1.2; अल्पकुचान्तरा (alpakucāntarā) V.4.49.
3) Mortal, of short existence; अथ यदल्पं तन्मर्त्यम् (atha yadalpaṃ tanmartyam) Ch. Up.
5) Seldom, rare.
-lpaḥ A class of buildings; Kāmikāgama, 45.53-54.
-lpam Very little.
-lpam, -lpena, -lpāt adv.
1) A little.
2) For a slight reason; प्रीतिरल्पेन भिद्यते (prītiralpena bhidyate) Rām.4.32.7.
3) Easily, without much trouble or difficulty.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lpaḥ-lpā-lpaṃ) 1. Little, small. 2. Inferior. low. E. al to be able. &c. pa affix or with kan added alpaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Alpa (अल्प).—adj. f. pā. 1. Little, small, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 35, 31; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 55; alpena, For a small price, Daśak in
Alpa (अल्प).—[adjective] small, minute, little. [neuter] little, a trifle. alpena and alpāt [adverb] for a little, easily, without pain. Comp. alpīyaṃs less, little; [neuter] a little bit.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Alpa (अल्प):—mf(ā)n. (m. [plural] e or ās, [Pāṇini 1-1, 33]) small, minute, trifling, little, [Atharva-veda] etc.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+137): Alpa-bhandata, Alpabadha, Alpabadhata, Alpabahutva, Alpabala, Alpabalaprana, Alpabhagya, Alpabhasha, Alpabhashin, Alpabhikshuka, Alpabhujantara, Alpabuddha, Alpabuddhi, Alpacchada, Alpaceshtita, Alpacetas, Alpachchhada, Alpacheshtita, Alpachtara, Alpactara.
Ends with (+421): Abhicarakalpa, Abhicharakalpa, Abhyalpa, Abhyantarakalpa, Achyutakalpa, Acyutakalpa, Adhvarakalpa, Adikalpa, Adivyakalpa, Agastikalpa, Aghorakalpa, Agnikalpa, Aishanakalpa, Akalpa, Akashabhairavakalpa, Akashakalpa, Alpalpa, Alpasvalpa, Amanaskakalpa, Amshumanakalpa.
Full-text (+174): Alpayus, Alpagandha, Alpadhana, Alpamedhas, Svalpa, Alpabhashin, Alpavidya, Alpakarya, Alpalpa, Alpamarisha, Alpamati, Alpaka, Alpishtha, Alpatanu, Alpajna, Vayi, Alpaprabhava, Alpavishaya, Alpahara, Alpakayatva.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.1.64-65 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth]
Verse 2.6.299 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 1.2.94 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 7.23 < [Chapter 7 - Vijñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Realization of Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 16.9 < [Chapter 16 - Daivāsura-sampada-yoga]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Real longevity of the buddhas < [Part 16 - Obtaining the immense longevity and immense radiance of the Buddhas]
I. Mastering the earth element (pṛthivī) < [Part 3 - Mastering the four great elements]
I. Recollection of the Buddha (1): The ten names (adhivacana) < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)