Camupa, Camūpa, Camu-pa: 7 definitions

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Camupa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chamupa.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Camūpa (चमूप) refers to “commanders of armies”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the course of Saturn should lie through the first constellation of Aśviṇī, horses, horse-keepers, poets, physicians and ministers will perish. If it should lie through the constellation of Bharaṇi, dancers, players on musical instruments, vocal singers, low people and deceitful men will perish. If his course should lie through the constellation of Kṛttikā, persons that live by fire and commanders of armies [i.e., camūpa] will perish; and if through Rohiṇ, the people of Kośala, of Madra, Kāśī or Benares, of Pāñcāla and carriage drivers will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Camūpa.—(IA 10), a general; same as Camūpati, etc. Note: camūpa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Camūpa (चमूप).—the leader of an army, a general, commander; R.13.74.

Derivable forms: camūpaḥ (चमूपः).

Camūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms camū and pa (प). See also (synonyms): camūnātha, camūpati.

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

Camūpa (चमूप).—[masculine] leader of an army.

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

Camūpa (चमूप):—[=camū-pa] [from camū > camu-pati] m. idem, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara ci.]

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Camupa 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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