Aprapta, Aprāpta: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Aprapt.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त) refers to “having failed to secure something”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “When Kāma did not secure any entry [i.e., aprāpta-vivara] within the great Yogin, he became deluded and frightened much through the magical power of Śiva. Who could gain access to Śiva in meditation, who could fix an eye in his forehead that resembled fire with shooting blazing flames? In the mean time Pārvatī came there along with her two maids and brought various kinds of flowers for Śiva’s worship. [...]

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त) refers to “non-attainment”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘[...] (14) According to what is essentially a conventional expression (vyavahāra) you attained the supreme enlightenment (agrabodhi), but, really, that is ineffable (anudāhāra) since there is neither attainment nor non-attainment (prāpta-aprāpta). You obtain the dharma wheel as you attain awakening, but the turning is really without any distinguishing mark, and as such the entrance into neither turning nor non-turning. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त) refers to “unaccomplished (desire)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having come previously, merciless Yama kills in an instant the inhabitants of the world whose desired happiness is unfulfilled [and] whose desire is unaccomplished [com.aprāpta-abhimata-śreyasa—‘whose desired happiness is unobtained’]”.

Synonyms: Asiddha.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त).—a.

1) Not obtained or got; अप्राप्तयोस्तु या प्राप्तिः सैव संयोग ईरितः (aprāptayostu yā prāptiḥ saiva saṃyoga īritaḥ) | Bhāshā P.

2) Not arrived or come, unaccomplished; अप्राप्तव्यवहारम् (aprāptavyavahāram) Y.2.243.

3) Not authorised or following, as a rule.

4) Not come to or reached; राघवो रथमप्राप्तां तामाशां च सुरद्विषाम् (rāghavo rathamaprāptāṃ tāmāśāṃ ca suradviṣām) (ciccheda) R.12.96.

5) Not of a marriageable age; Manusmṛti 9.88.

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

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त).—mfn.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) 1. Unobtained. 2. Unarrived. E. a neg. prāpta acquired.

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

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त).—[adjective] not obtained; not established by a rule, unproved; not arrived, not occurred, not full grown.

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

1) Aprāpta (अप्राप्त):—[=a-prāpta] mfn. unobtained

2) [v.s. ...] unarrived

3) [v.s. ...] not accomplished, [Yājñavalkya ii, 243]

4) [v.s. ...] not yet full-grown, [Manu-smṛti ix, 88]

5) [v.s. ...] not resulting (from any rule), [Pāṇini 8-2, 33 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptam) 1) Not obtained, not taken possession of; e. g. in the Bhāṣāp.: aprāptayostu yā prāptiḥ saiva saṃyoga īritaḥ ‘conjunction is called the taking possession (mutually) of two objects that did not possess each-other (before)’.

2) Not arrived, not taken place, not occurred; e. g. in the Hitopad.: aprāpte prastāve na vaktumarhasi.

3) Not authorized, not justified or established by a rule, injunction &c., unproved; e. g. in a Pūrvap. of an Adhikar. of Mādhava's Jaimin.-nyāyam.: prāptasya pravṛttiratīteti na tannivāraṇaṃ śakyam . aprāptasya bādhāviṣayatvenāvasthānameva nāsti; or vaṣaṭkartā hotā . tasya bhakṣaṇaṃ samākhyayā prāptam . prāthamyaṃ tvaprāptam &c.; or in a Vārttika to Pāṇini (Vi. 3. 10.): aprāpte samāsavidhānam (the preceding Vārttika having established an aprāptavibhāṣā q. v.: Patanjali on the latter Vārtt.: kimiyaṃ prāpte vibhāṣā . āhosvidaprāpte .…astu tarhyaprāptā); compare also the following articles aprāptabādha &c. E. a neg. and prāpta.

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

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Appatta.

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Aprapta 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Aprāpta (अप्राप्त) [Also spelled aprapt]:—(a) unobtained, unachieved, unacquired; ~[vaya] minor; of a tender age.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aprāpta (ಅಪ್ರಾಪ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] not got, obtained or received.

2) [adjective] that has not come or arrived; yet to come.

3) [adjective] not established , authorised by rules.

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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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