Capa, Cāpa: 8 definitions
Capa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Chapa.
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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Cāpa (चाप) refers to a weapon (“bow”). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Cāpa (चाप).—Arc. Note: Cāpa is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
cāpa : (m.) a bow.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Cāpa, (m. nt.) (Sk. cāpa, from *qēp tremble, cp. capala wavering, quivering) a bow M. I, 429 (opposed to kodaṇḍa); Dh. 156 (°âtikhīṇa shot from the bow, cp. DhA. III, 132), 320 (Abl. cāpāto metri causa); J. IV, 272; V, 400; Miln. 105 (daḷha°), 352.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
capa (चप).—int ( H) Silent! still! whist!
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capa (चप).—ad ( H) Still, quietly, mutely.
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cāpa (चाप).—n m (S) A bow. 2 m ( H) The lock of a gun. 3 m (cāpaṇēṃ) A screw-press (for compressing bales of cotton &c.) 4 A torturing instrument. Applied to the ear &c. 5 The flap or lobe of the ear. cāpa lāvaṇēṃ To worry or torment.
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cāpā (चापा).—m The lobe or flap of the ear.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
capa (चप).—int Silent! still! whist!
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capa (चप) [-kan-kara-dinī-diśī, -कन्-कर-दिनी-दिशी].—ad In a shake, trice, jiffey.
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cāpa (चाप).—n A bow. m The lock of a gun. A screw-press; a torturing instru- ment. The lobe of the ear. cāpa lāvaṇēṃ To torment.
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cāpā (चापा).—m A flower-tree or its flower. The lobe of the ear.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Cāpa (चाप).—[capasya vaṃśabhedasya vikāraḥ aṇ Tv.]
1) A bow; ताते चापद्वितीये वहति रणधुरां को भयस्यावकाशः (tāte cāpadvitīye vahati raṇadhurāṃ ko bhayasyāvakāśaḥ) Ve.3.5; so चापपाणिः (cāpapāṇiḥ) 'with a bow in hand'.
2) The rain-bow.
3) (In geom.) An arc of a circle.
4) The sign of the zodiac called Sagittarius..
Derivable forms: cāpaḥ (चापः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-paḥ) 1. A bow. 2. (In Gemetry,) An are or portion of a circle. 3. Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the Zodiac. E. cap to cast, (arrows,) affix aṇ.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+55): Capa -Kana -Kara -Dini -Dishi, Capa Theri, Capabhaga, Capacanem, Capacapa, Capacapanem, Capacopa, Capada, Capadaka, Capadalakha, Capadasa, Capadasi, Capadhara, Capadhiropa, Capadhiropana, Capaguna, Capajyardha, Capaka, Capakala, Capakana.
Ends with (+9): Akhandalacapa, Bahucapa, Brihaccapa, Capacapa, Citracapa, Cupacapa, Dhritacapa, Gapacapa, Gopaticapa, Grihitacapa, Haricapa, Haryashvacapa, Ikshucapa, Indracapa, Ishacapa, Kacapa, Kusumacapa, Maghavatacapa, Pancapa, Pushpacapa.
Full-text (+52): Pushpacapa, Skandhacapa, Capapata, Vasavacapa, Maghavatacapa, Akhandalacapa, Kusumacapa, Sthulacapa, Vankahara, Capanigama, Capaveda, Capalekha, Capadasi, Capadhara, Capaguna, Yathabuddhi, Capavata, Vasanabhushana, Capala, Caparashi.
Search found 14 books and stories containing Capa, Cāpa, Cāpā; (plurals include: Capas, Cāpas, Cāpās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 3 - The story of Upaka and Cāpā < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 46 - The Story of Subhadda, the Wandering Ascetic < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.257 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 2.6.125 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 1.4.100-104 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 6 - The Array of the Army < [Book 10 - Relating to War]
Chapter 18 - The Superintendent of the Armoury < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Vinaya Pitaka (2): Bhikkhuni-vibhanga (the analysis of Nun’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)