Aptu: 9 definitions


Aptu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Aptu in India is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia tomentosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Alvesia bauhinioides Welw. (among others).

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

· A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (5790)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Botanical Magazine (5560)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1973)
· North American Flora (1930)
· Apontamentos Phytogeographicos (1858)

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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

Aptu (अप्तु).—a. Ved. Busy, active, industrious.

-ptuḥ (or n. Uṇādi-sūtra 1.74)

1) The body.

2) Soma (sūkṣmarūpasoma).

3) A sacrificial animal.

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Aptu (अप्तु).—[apturo bhāvaḥ bāhu °vede yat] Sending down water (vṛṣṭiprerakatvam), giving of water; zeal, activity युवोरप्तूर्यं हितम् (yuvoraptūryaṃ hitam) Ṛgveda 3.12.8;51.9.

See also (synonyms): aptūrya.

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

Aptu (अप्तु).—m.

(-ptuḥ) 1. The body. 2. A limb or member. E. āpa to obtain, and tun Unadi aff.

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

Aptu (अप्तु).—[adjective] light (lit. not falling), small.

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

1) Aptu (अप्तु):—mfn. small, tender [Comm.; but perhaps connected with aptur above, because also, applied to the Soma] [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) body, [Uṇādi-sūtra]

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

Aptu (अप्तु):—m.

(-ptuḥ) (ved.)

1) Soma.

2) A sacrificial animal.

3) Body.

4) A desired object, or object of desire (perhaps more correctly: attainment, scil. of a desired object).

5) Possessing, comprising. [The two first meanings are two various interpretations of the word in Vājas. 5. 35. or Śatap. Iii. 6. 3. 8.: juṣāṇo apturājyasya vetu (quoted also by the Kāśikā on Pāṇ. Vi. 1. 118.), viz. Śayaṇa: aptuḥ sūkṣmarūpaḥ somaḥ, or Mahīdh.: aptuścātra somaḥ . āpnoti pītaḥ sañcharīram i. e. ‘Soma, because it comes into the body’; and Nṛsiṃha in the Swaramañjarī: apturyajñiyaḥ paśuḥ (probably as connected with aptas); the third meaning is that given by -Bhaṭṭojid. on the Uṇ. Sūtra 1. 74. (perhaps because body is pervaded by Soma); the fourth meaning results from Bhaṭṭoj.'s Prauḍham. but belongs apparently to the word only in aptoryāma q. v. where it would have also the fifth meaning, according to a passage from the Śatap. quoted s. v. aptoryāma; in either of the last two meanings aptoḥ represents probably the abl. of the abstract noun in -tu which in the Vedas often assumes the function of our infinitive, expressed in the classical idiom by the accus. -tum, aptos being thus equal in value to the classical āptum.] E. āp with shortened ā (accord. to the native etym., but more correctly ap, comp. the etym. of apta), uṇ. aff. tu.

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

Aptu (अप्तु):—(ptuḥ) 2. m. The body; a limb.

[Sanskrit to German]

Aptu 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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