Alpavishaya, Alpaviṣaya, Alpa-vishaya: 4 definitions



Alpavishaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Alpaviṣaya can be transliterated into English as Alpavisaya or Alpavishaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

alpaviṣaya (अल्पविषय).—m (S) A trifling matter; a petty affair or case.

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

Alpaviṣaya (अल्पविषय).—a.

1) of limited range or capacity; क्व चाल्पविषया मतिः (kva cālpaviṣayā matiḥ) R.1.2.

2) engaged in trifling matters.

Alpaviṣaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms alpa and viṣaya (विषय).

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

Alpaviṣaya (अल्पविषय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Meaning or directing a little. E. alpa, and viṣaya object.

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

Alpaviṣaya (अल्पविषय):—[=alpa-viṣaya] [from alpa] mfn. of limited range or capacity, [Raghuvaṃśa i, 2.]

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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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