Chapa, aka: Chāpa; 5 Definition(s)


Chapa means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

Ambiguity: Although Chapa has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Capa. It further has the optional forms Chāpa.

India history and geogprahy

Chapa (“mat”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Boyas (an old fighting caste of Southern India). The Boyas were much prized as fighting men in the stirring times of the eighteenth century .

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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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

Pali-English dictionary

chāpa : (m.) the young one of animal.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Chāpa, & °ka (Sk. śāva) the young of an animal M.I, 384 (°ka); S.II, 269 (bhiṅka°); J.I, 460; II, 439 (sakuṇa°); Miln.402;—f. chāpī J.VI, 192 (maṇḍūka°). (Page 276)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

chāpa (छाप).—m ( H) A type or printing letter; any stamp or imprinting instrument. 2 Any stamp, print, or impression. 3 f A stroke of the hand (on a tabor &c.) Ex. mṛdaṅgāvara chāpa paḍalī mhaṇajē lōka kathēlā yētīla. 4 fig. An impression (a sense impressed) of the superiority of another. Ex. tyā paṇḍitācī pahilyā sabhēsa sarva paṇḍitāṃvara chāpa basalī. 5 Perfection, masterliness, eminent skill, the stamp or impress of a master. Ex. tyācyā bōlaṇyā kara- ṇyācā chāpa hyāsa bārā janmānta yāyācā nāhīṃ. 6 A stroke of the arms in swimming. v ṭāka. Hence, fig. chāpa ṭākaṇēṃ To make the show of; to exhibit an effort or a movement towards: and chāpa dēṇēṃ To afford beguiling promises or indications. chāpēkhālīṃ Under the sway or influence of. v asa, cāla, vāga, nibha.

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chāpa (छाप).—f n A piece of felt (about 1¼ cubit broad and 2½ long). Used as a sleeping mat, and to form the sides of a khōgīra; also as a ghāmōḷēṃ or saddle-cloth. The word is fem. in the whole piece, neut. when cut up.

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chāpā (छापा).—m ( H) A stamp or impression: also a stamping instrument. 2 For other senses see chappā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chāpa (छाप).—m A type; any stamp. f An im- pression of superiority over another; masterliness.

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chāpā (छापा).—m A stamp; a sudden attack upon an enemy.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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