Apava, Āpava: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Āpava (आपव).—(Vasiṣṭha)—a sage of the time of second Sāvarṇa Manu.1 Finding his hermit destroyed by Kārtavīrya's fire, cursed that he would be slain by Paraśurāma.2 Resident of Hematālavanam.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 70.
  • 2) Ib. III. 69. 44-5; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 1. 12-14.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 43. 41.

1b) The son of Varuṇa; cursed Kārtavīryārjuna who allowed his tapovana to be consumed by Citrabhānu; for ages past he was performing penance at the place, living on water.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 43; 95. 11-13.
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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āpava (आपव).—An epithet of Vasiṣṭha; तत्ते शापाद्विनिर्मुक्ता आपवस्य महात्मनः (tatte śāpādvinirmuktā āpavasya mahātmanaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.98.23.

Derivable forms: āpavaḥ (आपवः).

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

Apava (अपव).—[, m., Mahāvyutpatti 7903, is doubtless a false reading for ayava, q.v., a high number.]

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

Āpava (आपव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A name of Vassishtha.

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

1) Apavā (अपवा):—[=apa-√vā] -vāti, to exhale, perspire, [Ṛg-veda i, 162, 10,] (Imper. -vātu) to blow off, [Ṛg-veda viii, 18, 10.]

2) Āpava (आपव):—m. Name of Vasiṣṭha, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (said to be a patron. [from] āpu = Varuṇa ?).

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

Āpava (आपव):—(vaḥ) Name of Vashishtha.

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Apava 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Apāvā (अपावा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Apāpā.

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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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