Apatti, Āpatti: 25 definitions


Apatti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aptti.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Āpatti (आपत्ति).—Production; resulting of something into another; change; cf दन्त्यस्य मूर्धन्यापत्तिः नतिः मूर्धन्यापत्तिः मूर्ध-न्यभावः (dantyasya mūrdhanyāpattiḥ natiḥ mūrdhanyāpattiḥ mūrdha-nyabhāvaḥ) V. Prāt. I. 42 and Uvaṭa's com. thereon; cf also यमापत्तिं (yamāpattiṃ) explained as यमभावं (yamabhāvaṃ) R. Pr. VI. 9.

2) Āpatti.—Modification; cf. आपद्यते श्वासतां नादतां वा (āpadyate śvāsatāṃ nādatāṃ vā) R.Pr.XIII.1.;

3) Āpatti.—Contingency, undesired result.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āpatti (आपत्ति) refers to an “adversity”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, as Indra said to Kāma: “[...] O dear, the test of a real friend is in the time of distress and is also based on what he does behind the back. It is not otherwise. This is truth. Now that an adversity [i.e., āpatti] has befallen me, which cannot be thwarted by anyone else, O dear friend, it shall be a test for you today. This is not a matter that brings pleasure to me alone. This is a matter that concerns all the gods and others too”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Āpatti (आपत्ति) refers to the “achievement of becoming (twice-born)”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.5cd-6, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“[...] All this is to be done with sacrificial offerings into fire with the root mantra, three, etc., times. The penance should have a homa of one-hundred offerings. At the end of that, he should then meditate on the achievement of becoming twice-born (dvijatva-āpatti) and [his place as a] devotee of Rudra. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Apatti - A section of the Vinaya Pitaka, the fourth chapter of the Parivara. Vin.v.91ff.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F (Arrival).


F Offence committed by a bhikkhu. Any breach of the vinaya is an apatti.

See also: The faults

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Apatti means arrive the earliest.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Āpatti (आपत्ति) (Cf. Pañcāpatti) refers to “sin”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 2).—(Cf. Śrotrendriya)—Accordingly, “[...] Some stanzas say: ‘If there is an action (karman), there are also fruits (phala). The non-existence of the agent (kāraka), of the action and of the fruit Is the absolute (parama) and profound (gambhīra) law That the Buddha was able to discover. There is emptiness (śūnya) but not annihilation (uccheda), Continuity (prabandha), but not eternity (śaśvata), Sin (āpatti) and merit (puṇya), and not destruction (vipraṇaśa): Such is the law which the Buddha preaches’.”

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Āpatti (आपत्ति) refers to the “faults (of others)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, they [the twenty-four types of pratibhāna—‘eloquence’] are accomplished by means of the following twenty-four preparations (parikarma). What are the twenty-four? [...] (20) he becomes one who has eloquence on all the mundane and transcendental dharmas by understanding all treatises, by not doing violence to others, by attending to the sick, and by giving a medicine; (21) he becomes one who has faultless eloquence by not investigating the faults of others, by not blaming the faults of others (para-āpatti-acodanatā), and by not examining faults; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āpatti : (f.) getting into; an ecclesiastical offence.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āpatti, (f.) (Sk. āpatti, fr. ā + pad, cp. apajjati & BSk. āpatti, e. g, Divy 330) an ecclesiastical offence (cp. Kvu trsl. 362 n. 1), Vin.I, 103 (°khandha), 164 (°ṃ paṭikaroti), 322 (°ṃ passati), 354 (avasesā & anavasesā); II, 2 sq. (°ṃ ropeti), 59, 60 (°pariyanta), 88 (°adhikaraṇa), 259 (°ṃ paṭikaroti); IV, 344; D.III, 212 (°kusalatā); A.I, 84 (id.), 87; II, 240 (°bhaya); Dhs.1330 sq. (cp. Dhs.trsl. 346). ‹-› anāpatti Vin.III, 35.

°vuṭṭhānatā forgiveness of an offence Vin.II, 250 (put before anāpatti). (Page 102)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āpatti (आपत्ति).—f (S) corruptly āpata & āpatya f Distress, wretchedness, state of misery from want, sickness, or other cause: also misfortune or calamity. 2 (In comp.) Obtainment or acquisition. Ex. sukhāpatti, duḥkhāpatti, iṣṭāpatti, hitāpatti, aniṣṭā- patti, dōṣāpatti &c.

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

āpatti (आपत्ति).—f Distress, state of misery from want, sickness &c. (In compound) Obtaining or acquisition, as sukhāpatti, iṣṭāpatti.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āpatti (आपत्ति).—f. [ā-pad-ktin]

1) Turning or changing into, entering into any state or condition.

2) Obtaining, procuring, getting; स्थानापत्तेर्द्रव्येषु धर्मलाभः (sthānāpatterdravyeṣu dharmalābhaḥ) Kāty.

3) Misfortune, calamity, adversity; Y.3.42.

4) A fault, transgression.

5) Remonstrance, expostulation.

6) (In phil.) An undesirable conclusion or occurrence (aniṣṭaprasaṅga).

Derivable forms: āpattiḥ (आपत्तिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āpatti (आपत्ति).—f. (= Pali and Sanskrit Lex. id.), sin (see also anāpatti, mūlāpatti): °tiḥ Mahāvyutpatti 9222; naiḥsargikāpattiḥ (so correctly Index and Mironov; see naiḥsargika) Mahāvyutpatti 9309; °tyā codayati, see this; duṣṭhulām (q.v.) āpattim [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 504.1; abhīkṣṇāpatti-āpadyana-tā Kāśyapa Parivarta 119.2 state of constantly committing sins (compare abhīkṣṇāpattika); (bo- dhisattvasy)āpattir api veditavyā Bodhisattvabhūmi 160.11; °ty-ana- dhyācāra-vyutthāne Bodhisattvabhūmi 289.22; (see s.v. anadhyāpatti) Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 56.5; five groups of sins to which monks may be subject, Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xi.4 commentary, see Lévi Transl. p. 100 n.1.

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Āpatti (आपत्ति) or Āpattika.—in [bahuvrīhi] [compound]; see an-ā°, abhīkṣṇāpattika, sāpattika.

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

Āpatti (आपत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. Misfortune, calamity. 2. Obtaining, procuring. 3. Fault, Transgression. 4. Remonstrance, expostulation. E. āṅ before pad to go, ktin aff.

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

Āpatti (आपत्ति).—i. e. ā-pad + ti, f. 1. Undergoing, obtaining. 2. Misfortune, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 30, 9.

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

Āpatti (आपत्ति).—[feminine] occurrence of, entering or changing into (—°); also = āpad.

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

1) Āpatti (आपत्ति):—[=ā-patti] [from ā-pad] f. happening, occurring

2) [v.s. ...] entering into a state or condition, entering into relationship with, changing into, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] incurring, misfortune, calamity, [Yājñavalkya]

4) [v.s. ...] fault, transgression, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Āpatti (आपत्ति):—(ttiḥ) f. Misfortune; fault; obtaining; blaming.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āpatti (आपत्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āpatti, Āvatti.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apatti 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āpatti (आपत्ति) [Also spelled aptti]:—(nf) objection; predicament; ~[kāle maryādā nāsti] necessity knows no law.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Āpatti (आपत्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āpatti.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āpatti (ಆಪತ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] an act of obtaining or procuring.

2) [noun] that which is got.

3) [noun] a difficult situation; the state of danger or trouble; bad straits.

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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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