Ankapali, Aṅkapāli, Anka-pali, Aṅkapālī: 4 definitions


Ankapali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅkapāli (अङ्कपालि) or Aṅkapālī (अङ्कपाली).—[pā-ali ṣa. ta. . ṅīp]

1) the extremity of region of the lap (kroḍaprānta or pradeśa); a seat in the lap; hence, an embrace; तावद्गाढं वितर सकृदप्यङ्कपालीं प्रसीद (tāvadgāḍhaṃ vitara sakṛdapyaṅkapālīṃ prasīda) Māl.8.2. स्पृश हस्तेन मे हस्तमेहि देह्यङ्कपालिकाम् (spṛśa hastena me hastamehi dehyaṅkapālikām) | Śivabhārata 21.33.

2) [aṅkena pālayati pāl-i. tṛ. ta.] a nurse.


- a variety of plant, Piring or Medicago Esculenta; (Mar. dhotrā-nighaṇṭuratnākara) [वेदिकाख्यगन्धद्रव्यम् (vedikākhyagandhadravyam)]

Derivable forms: aṅkapāliḥ (अङ्कपालिः).

Aṅkapāli is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṅka and pāli (पालि).

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

Aṅkapālī (अङ्कपाली).—f. (-lī) 1. An embrace, embracing. 2. A nurse. 3. A plant, (Piring or Medicago esculenta.) E. See aṅkapālikā.

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

Aṅkapālī (अङ्कपाली).—[feminine] an embrace.

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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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