Apva, Āpvā: 6 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apva (अप्व).—a. [āp bāhu° va, pṛṣo° hrasvaḥ] Attainable.

-pvā Disease, danger; गृहाणाङ्गान्यप्वे परेहि (gṛhāṇāṅgānyapve parehi) Ṛgveda 1.13.12. the region of the throat or neck. (?)

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Āpvā (आप्वा).—The neck.

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

Apvā (अप्वा).—[feminine] a kind of disease.

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

1) Apva (अप्व):—mf(ā)n. abounding in water, [Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) Apvā (अप्वा):—(3; apvā, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]) f. (Impurity Nameof a deity presiding over evacuation from fright), [Ṛg-veda x, 103, 12] ([vocative case] apve), [Atharva-veda ix, 8, 9] ([accusative] apvām).

3) Āpvā (आप्वा):—[nominative case] of āpvan m. ? (according to, [Siddhānta-kaumudī ii, p.393, l. 21], [from] √āp) wind, air (according to [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 154] = kaṇṭha-sthāna).

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

Apvā (अप्वा):—f.

(-pvā) (ved.)

1) Disease.

2) Danger (Yāska: vyādhirvā bhayaṃ vā).

3) The throat (Uṇṇādikoṣa: …apvā tu strī kaṇṭhadeśake). E. According to Yāska and Mahīdhara, a [tatpurusha compound] of apa (with the loss of the final a) and vā, kṛt aff. ḍa, ‘because it removes happiness and life’; for the third meaning the comm. of the Uṇnādik. gives the etym. āp (shortened to ap, but see the etym. of apta), uṇ. aff. va (which would correspond with the uṇ. aff. kvan of the Uṇ. Sūtras). Neither etym. is very probable.

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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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