Apta, aka: Āpta; 5 Definition(s)


Apta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Āpta (आप्त).—A well-known serpent of the Kaśyapa dynasty. (Śloka 8, Chapter 35, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Āpta (आप्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.35.8, V.101.12/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Āpta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

āpta (आप्त).—a (S) Related; connected by consanguinity or affinity. 2 Worthy of trust or reliance; confidential, authoritative. 3 S Gained, got, obtained, aptus.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āpta (आप्त).—a Related. Confidential. Obtained.

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

Apta (अप्त).—a. Ved. Obtained; watery; cf. Rv.9.16.3.

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Āpta (आप्त).—p. p. [āp-kta]

1) Got, obtained, gained; °कामः, शापः (kāmaḥ, śāpaḥ) &c.

2) Reached, overtaken, equalled, engrossed; यदिदं सर्वं मृत्युनाप्तं सर्वं मृत्युनाभिपन्नं केन यजमानो मृत्योराप्तिमतिमुच्यते (yadidaṃ sarvaṃ mṛtyunāptaṃ sarvaṃ mṛtyunābhipannaṃ kena yajamāno mṛtyorāptimatimucyate) Bṛ. Up.3.1.3.

3) Reaching to, extending as far as.

4) Trustworthy, reliable, credible (as news &c.).

5) Trusty, confidential, faithful (person); कुमारभृत्याकुशलैरनुष्ठिते भिषग्भिराप्तैः (kumārabhṛtyākuśalairanuṣṭhite bhiṣagbhirāptaiḥ) R.3.12;5.39; आप्ताः सर्वेषु वर्णेषु (āptāḥ sarveṣu varṇeṣu) Ms.8.63.

6) (a) Clever, skilful; प्राजकश्चेद्भवेदाप्तः (prājakaścedbhavedāptaḥ) Ms.8.294. (b) Apt, fit.

7) Full, complete, abundant; न सत्यं दानमानौ वा यज्ञो वाप्याप्तदक्षिणः (na satyaṃ dānamānau vā yajño vāpyāptadakṣiṇaḥ) Rām.2.3.35. यजेत राजा क्रतुभिर्विविधैराप्त- दक्षिणैः (yajeta rājā kratubhirvividhairāpta- dakṣiṇaiḥ) Ms.7.79.

8) True, exact.

9) Intimate, closely related, acquainted; कन्यायाः किल पूजयन्ति पितरो जामातुराप्तं जनम् (kanyāyāḥ kila pūjayanti pitaro jāmāturāptaṃ janam) U.4.17 relatives; Ms.5.11.

1) Appointed.

11) Generally received, commonly used; authentic.

12) Accused, prosecuted.

13) Reasonable, sensible.

14) Beneficial, useful; अधिष्ठितं हयज्ञेन सूतेनाप्तोपदेशिना (adhiṣṭhitaṃ hayajñena sūtenāptopadeśinā) Rām.6.9.1.

-ptaḥ 1 A trustworthy, reliable, or fit person; credible person or source, guarantee; आप्तः यथार्थवक्ता (āptaḥ yathārthavaktā) T. S.

2) A relative, friend; निग्रहात्स्वसुराप्तानां वधाच्च धनदानुजः (nigrahātsvasurāptānāṃ vadhācca dhanadānujaḥ) R.12.52; कथमाप्तवर्गोऽयं भवत्याः (kathamāptavargo'yaṃ bhavatyāḥ) M.5; Y.1.28, 2.71; Ms.2.19;8.64.

3) An Arhat.

-ptā A twisted lock of hair (jaṭā).

-ptam 1 A quotient.

2) (In Math.) Equation of a degree.

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Āpta (आप्त).—see आप् (āp).

See also (synonyms): āpya.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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