Capodara, Cāpodara: 1 definition


Capodara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chapodara.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cāpodara (चापोदर).—having a belly (slender) like a bow, one of the anuvyañjana, replacing kṣāmodara (No. 36) in Lalitavistara 107.4, and by Senart's em. in Mahāvastu ii.44.3 (see kṣāmodara). Tibetan renders Lalitavistara rked pa gzhu-ḥi ḥchaṅ bzuṅ ltar phra ba, which, if I understand it correctly, seems to mean with waist slender like the handle (?) of a bow; at least the words gzhu, bow, and phra, slender, seem clear, and suggest that Tibetan rendered both cāpa and kṣāma; in another context Mahāvyutpatti 5207 has cāpodarī, fem., rendered rked pa gzhu-ḥi chaṅ gzuṅs, waist (like) handle (?) of bow, or bzuṅ ltar phra ba, slender like handle (?); Chin. waist like handle of bow.

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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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