Apita, Apīta, Āpīta, Apitā: 13 definitions


Apita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Āpīta (आपीत) refers to “yellow” and is used to describe the eastern face of Sadāśiva, according to 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 9.19cd-26, while instructing to visualize Sadāśiva in order to worship the formless Amṛteśa]—“[He] resembles the swelling moon, a heap of mountain snow. [...] [Sadāśiva has] a shield, a mirror, a bow, a citron tree, and a water jar. At his head is a half moon. [He who meditates of Sadāśiva] should perceive the Eastern face as yellow (āpīta); the Southern a wrathful, terrible black [that has] an unnatural, tusked mouth. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Apita in India is the name of a plant defined with Toona ciliata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Surenus australis Kuntze (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Monograph on the Genus Toona (Meliaceae) (1988)
· Austral. Syst. Bot. Soc. Newsl. (1992)
· Der Gesellsschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, neue Schriften (1803)
· Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. MathematischNaturwissenschaftliche Klasse. (1920)
· Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1897)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apīta (अपीत).—a.

1) Gone into, entered; Śat. Br.1.

2) Lost; लोकानपीतान्ददृशे स्वदेहे (lokānapītāndadṛśe svadehe) Bhāgavata 3.8.12.

3) Dead; कंसः सहा- नुगोऽपीतो (kaṃsaḥ sahā- nugo'pīto) Bhāgavata 1.57.13.

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Āpīta (आपीत).—a.

1) Yellowish.

2) Drunk or sipped a little (as water).

-taḥ 1 Yellowish colour.

2) Name of a plant (Mar. nāṃdurakī).

-tam 1 A pyritic mineral (mākṣikadhātu).

2) Filament of the lotus.

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

Āpīta (आपीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Drank up. 2. Very yellow. n.

(-taṃ) A pyritic mineral. E. āṅ before pīta drank or yellow.

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

Āpīta (आपीत).—adj. yellowish, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 76, 4.

Āpīta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and pīta (पीत).

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

Apīta (अपीत).—1. [adjective] entered into, united with ([accusative]); [abstract] ti [feminine]

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Apīta (अपीत).—2. [adjective] not (having) drunk.

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Āpīta (आपीत).—1. [adjective] yellowish.

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Āpīta (आपीत).—2. [adjective] turgid, swelled, full.

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

1) Apīta (अपीत):—[from apī] 1. apīta mfn. gone into, entered, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x] (used for the [etymology] of svapiti), [Chāndogya-upaniṣad] (cf. svāpyayā.)

2) [=a-pīta] 2. a-pīta mfn. not drunk

3) [v.s. ...] not having drunk, [Mahābhārata ii, 1902.]

4) Āpīta (आपीत):—[=ā-pīta] [from ā-pā] 1. ā-pīta mfn. drunk up, exhausted.

5) [=ā-pīta] 2. ā-pīta mfn. yellowish, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a species of tree [commentator or commentary]

7) [v.s. ...] n. filament of the lotus, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] a pyritic mineral, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] (for 1. ā-pīta See under ā-√pā, and for 3. ā-pīta under ā-√pyat).

10) [=ā-pīta] [from ā-pyai] 3. ā-pīta mfn. swollen out, puffed up, distended, full, stout, fat, [Ṛg-veda viii, 9, 19]

11) [v.s. ...] (for 2. āpīta See sub voce)

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

Apīta (अपीत):—m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) I. 1. [tatpurusha compound] Not drunk, not swallowed by drinking. See pītāpīta. E. a neg. and pīta. 2. [bahuvrihi compound] Having no drink. E. a priv. and pīta. Ii. [tatpurusha compound] The same as apigata, e. g. ‘gone into’; e. g. Śaṅkara on the Vedānta Sūtra: svāpyayasaṃpattyoraººḥ svāpyayaḥ suṣuptam . svamapīto bhavati &c. E. i with api, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Āpīta (आपीत):—[ā-pīta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Drunk; very yellow. n. Pyritic mineral.

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

Āpīta (आपीत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āvīa.

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Apita 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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Apitā (அபிதா) noun < avidhā. Exclamation used in calling for help; ஆபத்தில் முறையிட்டுக் கூறுஞ் சொல். கிரியெட்டும் அபிதா வபிதாவென [apathil muraiyittug kurugn sol. kiriyettum apitha vapithavena] (திருப்புகழ் [thiruppugazh] 1140).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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