Asphalita, Āsphālita: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Asphalita in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Āsphālita (आस्फालित) refers to “(having been) stamped (by one’s hand-prints)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 224-228).—Accordingly, “[Then he notices the dvārapāla (guardian of the gate), about which it is said that] [Caṇḍikā] had protected her entrance with an iron buffalo installed in front, which, because of the fact that it had been marked by palms [dyed with] red-sandalwood, seemed to have been stamped (āsphālita) by Yama’s hand-prints red with blood, the red eyes of which were being licked by jackals greedy for drops of blood”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asphalita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āsphālita (आस्फालित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Struck gently, rubbed, touched, stirred. 2. Flapped, clapped, struck together. E. āṅ before sphala to move, causal form, kta aff.

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

1) Āsphālita (आस्फालित):—[=ā-sphālita] [from ā-sphal] mfn. struck gently

2) [v.s. ...] stirred

3) [v.s. ...] caused to move

4) [v.s. ...] flapped, clapped, struck together.

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

Āsphālita (आस्फालित):—[ā-sphālita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Flapped.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āsphalita (आस्फलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Apphaḍia, Apphāliya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Asphalita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āsphālita (ಆಸ್ಫಾಲಿತ):—[adjective] struck heavily; rubbed or dashed against.

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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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