Aputa, Apūṭa: 9 definitions


Aputa 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Apūta (अपूत) refers to “unholy (ash)” (from the funeral pyre), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...]  Although Śiva resorts to inauspicious things yet by thinking on Him everything becomes auspicious. His worship fulfils all desires. How can there be aberration in Him who always remains in an unmodified state. People are sanctified by merely seeing the person in whose mouth the auspicious name ‘Śiva’ is ever present. If, as you say, the ash from the funeral pyre is unholy (apūta), how is it that the same transferred to Śiva’s body is taken thence and worn on the head by the gods? [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apūṭa (अपूट).—a (aspṛṣṭa S Untouched.) Unbroken, unopened, untasted, untouched, i. e. not moved or not meddled with--an article of food, clothing &c. brought for consumption or inspection. Ex. hā uṃsācā phaḍa tumhī yēṇāra mhaṇūna a0 rākhilā āhē; hēṃ vastra ajhūna a0 rāhilē āhē; more laxly tumhī sarvāṃsa thōḍēṃ bahūta pōhañcavilē para āmhī dōghē mātra a0 rā- hilōṃ. The word is laxly used, and in all the senses and applications of acānaka except the first and last. 9 Untrained &c., undisciplined &c. See apēṭa. 3 Undefiled by sexual congress--male or female.

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

Apūta (अपूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Impure. 2. Not having received the invocatory rite. E. a neg. pūta pure.

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

Apūta (अपूत).—[adjective] impure.

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

1) Apūta (अपूत):—[=a-pūta] mfn. impure, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] not purified (by purificatory rites), [Manu-smṛti; Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

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

Apūta (अपूत):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) Impure; also said of a man who has not had performed for him the purificatory rites (see saṃskāra), especially one who has not received the investiture with the sacred thread within the necessary time and thus has become an outcaste. E. a neg. and pūta.

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Aputa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apūṭa (ಅಪೂಟ):—

1) [adverb] completely; entirely.

2) [adverb] (before a negative verb) (not) at all.

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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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