Alpabuddhi, Alpa-buddhi: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि):—Lack of intelligence

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि) refers to “those people with little intelligence”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Arihan said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “[...] It is unnecessary to divide the people into different castes. When all are men who is superior and who is inferior? Old men say that creation began with Brahmā. He begot two sons the famous Dakṣa and Marīci. Kaśyapa, the son of Marīci married thirteen of the sweet-eyed daughters of Dakṣa, they say, in accordance with righteous path. But people of modern times whose intelligence and valour are but a modicum (alpabuddhi) unnecessarily wrangle over the fact whether this is proper or improper. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि).—a (S) alpamati a (S) Of little or feeble understanding.

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

alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि) [-mati, -मति].—a Of little or feeble understanding.

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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»] — Alpabuddhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि).—a. weakminded, unwise, silly, ignorant; Manusmṛti 12.74.

Alpabuddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms alpa and buddhi (बुद्धि). See also (synonyms): alpamati.

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

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि).—mfn. (-ddhiḥ-ddhiḥ-ddhi) Ignorant, silly, unwise. E. alpa, buddhi understanding.

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

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि).—[adjective] weak-minded, ignorant.

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

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि):—[=alpa-buddhi] [from alpa] mfn. weak-minded, unwise, silly, [Manu-smṛti xii, 74.]

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

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि):—[alpa-buddhi] (ddhiḥ-ddhiḥ-ddhi) a. Ignorant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Alpabuddhi 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

[«previous next»] — Alpabuddhi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Alpabuddhi (ಅಲ್ಪಬುದ್ಧಿ):—

1) [noun] limited outlook or lack of tolerance; absence of liberalism; prejudiced view; narrow-mindedness.

2) [noun] lack of moral strength or willpower; a yielding easily to temptation, the influence of others, etc.; weakness of the mind.

3) [noun] a person lacking in tolerance, liberalism; a person of base mentality.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Alpabuddhi (अल्पबुद्धि):—adj. foolish; silly; idiotic;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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