Asipatra, Asi-patra: 6 definitions


Asipatra means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Asipatra (असिपत्र).— The asipatras are a group of celestial beings living in the lower regions of adholoka (lower world) according to Jaina cosmology. Adholoka is made up of seven regions and offers residence to the infernal beings existing within these lands.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asipatra (असिपत्र).—a. having sword-shaped leaves; जातं तमात्मन्यसिपत्रवृक्षम् (jātaṃ tamātmanyasipatravṛkṣam) R.14.48. (-traḥ) 1 the sugar-cane.

2) a kind of tree which grows in the lower world. (Mar. tridhārī nivaḍuṃga.)

3) a hell paved with swords. (-tram) 1 the blade of a sword.

2) a sheath, a scabbard. °वनम् (vanam) a hell where the trees have leaves as sharp as swords. असिपत्रवनं चैव निशितं क्षुरसंवृतम् (asipatravanaṃ caiva niśitaṃ kṣurasaṃvṛtam) (dadarśa) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 18.2. 23; असिपत्रवनं चैव लोहदारकमेव च (asipatravanaṃ caiva lohadārakameva ca) | Manusmṛti 4.9;

Asipatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asi and patra (पत्र).

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

Asipatra (असिपत्र).—m.

(-traḥ) 1. The sugar-cane. 2. A hell paved with swords. n.

(-traṃ) 1. A sheathe, a scabbard. 2. The blade of a sword. E. asi and patra a leaf; sharp as a sword, or enclosing it.

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

Asipatra (असिपत्र):—[asi-patra] (traḥ) 1. m. The sugarcane; a hell paved with swords n. A sheathe; a blade.

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Asipatra 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

Asipatra (ಅಸಿಪತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] the sharp edge of a sword.

2) [noun] any difficult thing to practice as walking on the sharp edge of a sword.

3) [noun] the sheath of a sword.

4) [noun] any tree with sword-shaped leaves.

5) [noun] (myth.) name of a hell paved with swords.

6) [noun] a stout, tall perennial grass, Saccharum officinarum, which yields sugar; sugar-cane.

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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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