Amritapa, aka: Amṛtapa, Amrita-pa; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Amṛtapa can be transliterated into English as Amrtapa or Amritapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Amṛtapa (अमृतप) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.28, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Amṛtapa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Amṛtapa (अमृतप).—

1) a drinker of nectar' a god or deity.

2) Name of Viṣṇu.

3) one who drinks wine; ध्रुवममृतपनामवाञ्छयासावधरममुं मधुपस्तवा- जिहीते (dhruvamamṛtapanāmavāñchayāsāvadharamamuṃ madhupastavā- jihīte) Śi.7.42. (where has sense

1) also).

Derivable forms: amṛtapaḥ (अमृतपः).

Amṛtapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and pa (प).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amṛtapa (अमृतप).—mfn.

(-paḥ-pā-paṃ) Drinking ambrosia. m.

(-paḥ) A deity. E. amṛta, and pa who drinks.

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