Apta, Āpta, Aptā: 22 definitions


Apta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aapt.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Āpta (आप्त):—Authoritative person

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Identity, difference and alterity in the philosophy of the Pratyabhijñā (Nyāya)

Āpta (आप्त) refers to a “trustworthy person” according to Vātsyāyana in his Nyāyasūtrabhāṣya (I, 1, 10, p. 16).—Accordingly, “Of the [listed objects of knowledge], the Self, on the other hand, is not grasped by direct perception (pratyakṣa). Is it known only through the teaching of a trustworthy person (āpta-upadeśa)? We answer: no. It can also be known by inference (anumāna)”.

Source: academia.edu: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (nyaya)

Āpta (आप्त) (Cf. Jayantabhaṭṭa) refers to a “reliable author”, according to Jayanta Bhaṭṭa (ninth–tenth century), the great Naiyāyika from Kashmir, who was a close reader of Kumārila’s work.—[...] Jayanta extends the application of the vedamūlatva principle to traditions or scriptures that do not explicitly contradict the Veda. The fact that Jayanta’s approach to these traditions is more open than Kumārila’s is partly due to their different understanding of the Veda’s authorship (kartṛtva): while Kumārila understands Vedic revelation as an impersonal and beginningless complex of meanings, Jayanta is a theistic philosopher who, as a Naiyāyika, believes that the Veda is the work of the most reliable author (āpta), namely God or Īśvara.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Āpta (आप्त) refers to “faithful” (champions), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the outlines of hawking]: “The arrangements should be made thus: From the very first watch of the night until the morning clouds of autumn surround the sun, a large number of soldiers should be posted far and wide on all sides to guard against intrusion of other people, while: the king himself, surrrounded by a few distinguished and faithful (āpta) champions, [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Apta [अपटा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Bauhinia racemosa from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. For the possible medicinal usage of apta, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Apta [ಅಪ್ತಾ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

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

1) Apta in India is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia malabarica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Piliostigma malabaricum var. acidum (Korth.) de Wit (among others).

2) Apta is also identified with Bauhinia purpurea It has the synonym Bauhinia platyphylla Zipp. ex Spanoghe (etc.).

3) Apta is also identified with Bauhinia racemosa It has the synonym Piliostigma racemosum (Lam.) Benth. (etc.).

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

· Bulletin of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University (1995)
· Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
· Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (1824)
· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Apta, for example chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

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

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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

Apta (अप्त).—a. Ved. Obtained; watery; cf. Ṛgveda 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) Manusmṛti 8.63.

6) (a) Clever, skilful; प्राजकश्चेद्भवेदाप्तः (prājakaścedbhavedāptaḥ) Manusmṛti 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) Manusmṛti 7.79.

8) True, exact.

9) Intimate, closely related, acquainted; कन्यायाः किल पूजयन्ति पितरो जामातुराप्तं जनम् (kanyāyāḥ kila pūjayanti pitaro jāmāturāptaṃ janam) Uttararāmacarita 4.17 relatives; Manusmṛti 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; Manusmṛti 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āpta (आप्त).—mfn.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) 1. Trusted, confidential. 2. Gained, obtained. 3. True. 4. Apt, fit. 5. A friend. 6. Appointed. 7. Authentic. 8. Accused, prosecuted. f.

(-ptā) A twisted band or lock of hair. n.

(-ptaṃ) 1. Quotient. 2. Equation of a degree. E. āpa to obtain, kta aff.

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

Āpta (आप्त).—[adjective] got, begot, attained, accomplished, complete, abundant, apt, fit, able, true, intimate; [masculine] friend.

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

1) Apta (अप्त):—See an-apta.

2) Āpta (आप्त):—[from āp] a mfn. reached, overtaken, met, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] received, got, gained, obtained, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Hitopadeśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] filled up, taken, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] come to, [Naiṣadha-carita]

6) [v.s. ...] reaching to, extending

7) [v.s. ...] abundant, full, complete

8) [v.s. ...] apt, fit, true, exact, clever, trusted, trustworthy, confidential, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] respected

10) [v.s. ...] intimate, related, acquainted, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

11) [v.s. ...] appointed

12) [v.s. ...] divided, [Sūryasiddhānta]

13) [v.s. ...] connected, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] accused, prosecuted, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) [v.s. ...] m. a fit person, a credible or authoritative person, warranter, guarantee

16) [v.s. ...] a friend

17) [v.s. ...] an Arhat, [Jaina literature]

18) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata]

19) Āptā (आप्ता):—[from āpta > āp] f. = jaṭā q.v., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) Āpta (आप्त):—[from āp] n. a quotient

21) [v.s. ...] equation of a degree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) b etc. See under √āp.

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

Apta (अप्त):—m. f. n.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptam) (ved.) Obtained, acquired, reached (Sāyaṇa: anaptaṃ śatrubhiranāptam). E. ap (a radical become obsolete as far as the verbal inflection is concerned, where it is represented in the classical Saṃskṛt by āp, i. e. ap, pref. ā), kṛt aff. kta.

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

1) Āpta (आप्त):—[(ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) a.] Trusted; gained; fit; true; appointed; accused.

2) Āptā (आप्ता):—(ptā) 1. f. A lock of hair. n. Quotient; equation of a degree.

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

Āpta (आप्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Atta.

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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

Āpta (आप्त) [Also spelled aapt]:—(a) trusted, trustworthy; respected; (nm) authority, a credible or authoritative person; umpire; ~[kāma] fulfilled, one whose wishes have all been fulfilled; gratified; ~[tva] authority; —[pramāṇa] a trustworthy testimony; —[vacana/vākya] authoritative statement;—[varga] inner circle; circle of friends.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āpta (ಆಪ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] got; gained; obtained.

2) [adjective] suitable; apt; fit.

3) [adjective] reliable; dependable; trust-worthy.

4) [adjective] related; connected; concerned.

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Āpta (ಆಪ್ತ):—

1) [noun] a reliable or trustworthy man.

2) [noun] an intimate companion.

3) [noun] (Jain.) he who is free from eighteen kinds of religious offence.

4) [noun] (vīr.) sincere service rendered to one’s spiritual teacher.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Aptā (அப்தா) noun < Urdu hafta. Week; வாரம் அப்தாக் கணக்கு. [varam apthag kanakku.] (C.G.)

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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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