Atapin, Ātāpin: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Ātāpin (आतापिन्) is the name of a Daitya, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 106. Accordingly, as price Naravāhanadatta reflected: “... long ago, when the Daitya Ātāpin was impeding the creation of Brahmā, that god employed the artifice of sending him to Nandana, saying to him, ‘Go there and see a very curious sight,’ and when he got there he saw only the foot of a woman, which was of wonderful beauty; and so he died from an insane desire to see the rest of her body”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ātāpin, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ātāpin, (adj.) (fr. ātāpa, cp. BSk. ātāpin Av. Ś I. 233; II, 194 = Divy 37; 618) ardent, zealous, strenuous, active D. III, 58, 76 sq. , 141 (+ sampajāna), 221, 276; M. I, 22, 56, 116, 207, 349; II, 11; III, 89, 128, 156; S 113, 117 sq. , 140, 165; II, 21, 136 sq. ; III, 73 sq. ; IV, 37, 48, 54, 218; V, 165, 187, 213; A. II, 13 sq. ; III 38, 100 sq. ; IV, 29, 177 sq. , 266 sq. , 300, 457 sq. ; V, 343 sq. ; Sn. 926; Nd1 378; It. 41, 42; Vbh. 193 sq. ; Miln. 34, 366; Vism. 3 (= viriyavā); DhA. I, 120; SnA 157, 503.—frequent in the formula of Arahantship “eko vūpakaṭṭho appamatto ātāpī pahitatto”: see arahant II. B. See also satipaṭṭhāna. ‹-› Opp. anātāpin S. II, 195 sq. ; A. II, 13; It. 27 (+ anottappin). (Page 98)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—Name of a bird, a kite, falcon (Falco Cheela; Mar. ghāra).

See also (synonyms): ātāyin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—adj. (= Pali id., from Pali ātāpa, oftener ātappa, zeal, with suffix -in; neither occurs in Sanskrit), zealous: °pī, n. sg. Mvy 1805; LV 239.4 (apramatta ātāpī); same passage Mv ii.118.11 and 120.3; similar phrase ii.285.1, also Divy 37.10, MSV i.50.14 etc., and fem. (apramattā) °pinī Divy 618.3; Ud xix.1 (aśvaḥ…) ātā- pinaḥ, n. sg. (ardent, spirited); Śikṣ 31.3 āhāraprajñātāpino, n. pl., diligent in making proper distinction in food (Ben- dall and Rouse).

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

Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—m. (-pī) A kite. E. See the next.

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

1) Ātāpin (आतापिन्):—[from ā-tap] a mfn. zealous, [Lalita-vistara]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Daitya, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for ā-tāyin q.v.

4) b See ā-√tap.

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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. 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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