Avapad: 3 definitions


Avapad means something in 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avapad (अवपद्).—4 A.

1) To go down, glide down; to descend, fall down as केश, गर्भ (keśa, garbha) &c.

2) To be deprived of (with abl.).

3) To fall, meet with an accident.

4) To overthrow, ruin. -Caus. To cause to glide or go down.

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

Avapad (अवपद्).—fall down or out; lose, be deprived or fall short of ([ablative]).

Avapad is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ava and pad (पद्).

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

Avapad (अवपद्):—[=ava-√pad] -padyate ([subjunctive] [Parasmaipada] -padāti, [Ṛg-veda ix, 73, 9]; Prec. [Ātmanepada] 3. sg. -padīṣṭa, [Ṛg-veda vii, 104, 17]; [Aorist] [subjunctive] [Ātmanepada] 3. sg. -pādi, [Ṛg-veda i, 105, 3]; [Vedic or Veda] [Infinitive mood] ([ablative]) -padas, [Ṛg-veda ii, 29, 6]) [Vedic or Veda] to fall down, glide down into ([accusative]), [Ṛg-veda] etc.;—(Imper. [Ātmanepada] 3. [plural] -padyantām; [subjunctive] [Parasmaipada] 2. sg. -patsi; [Potential] [Parasmaipada] 1. sg. -padyeyam)

—to drop from ([ablative]), be deprived of ([ablative]), [Atharva-veda; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Pbr.];

— ([subjunctive] [Ātmanepada] 1. sg. -padyai) to fall, meet with an accident, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa];

— ([future] 3. [plural] -patsyanti) to throw down, [Kāṭhaka] :—[Causal] (Imper. 2. sg. -pādaya; [indeclinable participle] -pādya)

—to cause to glide or go down, [Atharva-veda; Suśruta]

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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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