Atataprapata, Ataṭaprapāta, Atata-prapata: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ataṭaprapāta (अतटप्रपात).—a steep precipice; a fall headlong form a precipice; a precipitate fall; मनोरथानामतटप्रपातः (manorathānāmataṭaprapātaḥ) Ś.6.1. of my hopes there is a precipitate fall. (Some read the line as manorathā nāma taṭaprapātaḥ and take it to mean 'verily our desires are like the crumblings of river banks'.)

Derivable forms: ataṭaprapātaḥ (अतटप्रपातः).

Ataṭaprapāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ataṭa and prapāta (प्रपात).

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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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