Apta, Āpta: 18 definitions


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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: 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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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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Apta 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

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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